Nepal decides to gift two Rhinos to China
Jul 10, 2016- Nepal’s Cabinet meeting on Sunday decided to gift a pair of one-horned rhinoceros as gifts to China.
In January, Forest Minister Agni Sapkota had said that the Chinese side had shown interest for a pair of the mammals as gifts. In exchange for the rhinos, Sapkota said, the Chinese side has agreed to provide financial and technical assistant for the proposed Forensic Science Laboratory in Bhaktapur, assist in establishing an international center on community forests.
As per a recent census, there are 645 rhinos in Nepal. Of the total, 605 of them are in Chitwan National Park. The rhinos to be gifted to China will also be selected from the park. Source: ekantipur.com