The Assam government is ready to burn nearly 2,500 rhino horns on Wednesday in Bokakhat in public on the occasion of World Rhino Day.
The government has decided to destroy 2,479 rhino horns while 94 horns are preserved for academic purposes.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, several ministers, and senior forest department officials among others are going to be present at the event.
Assam has the most important population of Greater One-horned Rhino (Rhinoceros unicorns) within the world.
With about 2,600 individual rhinos, they’re found in Kaziranga, Manas, and Orang National Parks, besides Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.
They were earlier found in Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary and some other parts of the state from Goalpara within the west to Dibru-Saikhowa park in the east.