Another skeleton of a One horned Rhino recovered at Manas National Park near Rupohi camp in the Bhuyanpara range on Saturday.
Dr. Vaibhav C. Mathur, the field director of the park reached the site after the incident took place. Prompt action was taken by the authorities to recover the rhino’s carcass.
Although the horn has been recovered from the spot, the actual cause of the rhino’s death is yet to be officially ascertain.
Earlier on August 2, the skeleton discovered at Manas National Park in Assam. Sources said the skeleton was recovered from the Bansbari zone in the national park.
The forest officials reported that the rhino might have lost its life during a fight against an adult bull.
Last month, another skeleton was recovered from a dense forest inside Manas National Park where the horn is missing from the spot.
Meanwhile, Greater Manas Conservation demanded proper investigation into the case.
What’s so special about the horn?
The Rhinos horn is the most expensive product in the black market fetching more than gold, platinum and diamond. It is used in Chinese medicine.According to traditional Chinese texts, such as Li Shih-chen’s 1597 medical text “Pen Ts’ ao Kang Mu”, rhino horn has been used in Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years and is used to treat fever, rheumatism, gout, and other disorders. It also states that the horn could also cure snakebites, hallucinations, typhoid, headaches, carbuncles, vomiting, food poisoning etc.