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    New Delhi (Sputnik): In Nepal, the conservation of rhinos began in 1973 with the establishment of the Chitwan National Park after it saw a steep decline in the number of its population. Today, there are no more than 2,000 rhinos in the wild – in India, Nepal, and Bhutan. In rhino population at Chitwan National Park is estimated to be around 600.

    It appears that animals are also extending a helping hand during the coronavirus pandemic! A video on Twitter showing a rhino literally patrolling a street and scaring people away from roads is going viral. After shooing away humans on way, the one-horn animal silently returns to its forest reserve.

    ​The video is from Nepal's Chitwan National Park, which has around 600 rhinos. 

    While the Indian forest service official who shared the video claimed that a rhino venturing into human habitat is common, this video is going viral with 116.3K views and 2.1K re-tweets.


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