The Assam Kaziranga University

The Rhino Population Census of 2022 at Assam’s Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary indicated that the sanctuary now has 107 rhinos; 30 males, 50 females, and 27 calves.

There have been 5 rhinos added to the wildlife sanctuary since the last count of 102 in 2018.

This was revealed in a notification issued by the Guwahati Wildlife Division, Basistha.

The rhino population census was conducted in a 38.81-square-kilometer area at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary on March 22 and 23. For rhino counting, the entire wildlife reserve was divided into nine blocks.

According to the notification, the growth in rhino population was made possible by the Assam Forest Department’s comprehensive efforts, which included the active engagement of local communities, conservation partners, and district administration and police.

Notably, since 2014, there has been no instance of poaching at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Assam Kaziranga University