2022 was the first year since 1977 that no rhinos were poached in Kaziranga National Park in India, which is the world’s largest one-horned rhinoceros reserve. The park houses 2,200 rhinos, which is two thirds of the entire population of one-horned rhinos. As a result, poachers have flocked to the park in previous years because of the high price tag traders put on the endangered species’ horns. Conservationists have been working hard at protecting the highly endangered population, which only live in India and Nepal, by severely punishing poachers. If Kaziranga National Park can keep up the zero-poaching goal, the one-horned rhino species will continue to grow and thrive.
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