One-horned rhinos gifted by Nepal thrive in Guangzhou

2023-03-29 ECNS App Download

Two greater one-horned rhinos from Nepal are thriving in Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province.  

The rhinos, whose names are "Bhadra" and "Rupasi," meaning Gentle and Beautiful, were gifted by Nepal to China in 2018, as a symbol of the enduring and everlasting friendship between the two countries.  

With the care of zookeepers, two rhinos have gained weight rapidly. To help them better adapt to the environment in China, zookeepers specially set up a grain plantation and planted a large number of elephant grass for rhinos. They also made special recipes for them to ensure balanced nutrition.  

The one-horned rhinos mainly feed on grass, reeds, and twigs, and need to eat more than 220 pounds a day on average. Thanks to protection from Indian and Nepalese wildlife authorities, the greater one-horned rhino was brought back from the brink. At present, there are around 4,000 rhinos in northeastern India and the Terai grasslands of Nepal.  


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