The Kaziranga National Park in India is famed for its rhino population and has been so for a very long time. It is home to the one-horned Indian rhinos, which can't be found anywhere else on the planet. However, there was a time when these majestic, muscular creatures faced the danger of extinction. Poachers used to, and even today try to, kill rhinos so that they can land a rhino horn in their hands. The rhino's horn is a very precious commodity and sells for about $6000 per 100 grammes, and that makes rhinos the target of poachers. In fact, the menace of poachers had reached such a stage that at one time, there were only a handful of these rhinos left. however, Kaziranga successfully handled the situation and today, the park hosts over 2,400 rhinos. The success story of Kaziranga is truly worth emulating if seen only from the outside. It's only when the strategy behind the rise in rhino population is seen that certain concerns emerge. Scroll down to know the whole story.
However, their strategy is a bit concerning.
Until now, about 50 people have been killed in the process.
And this explains the need for the park to go for such an extreme measure to save its rhinos.
Today, the park hosts over 2,400 rhinos, and it accounts for two-thirds of the world's population of rhinos.
There's no doubt that this strategy also poses the risk of innocent people getting killed.
Rhino poachers are always after their horns, as they sell for $6000 per 100g.
They are said to cure everything, from cancer to erectile dysfunction.
And that means that rhinos still need our protection.
And that weapon is the freedom for them to shoot anybody and then get away with impunity by claiming that the shot person was a poacher.
Well, it'd simply be wrong to risk the lives of innocents by continuing this extreme strategy, even when there is no need to anymore.