Both Nepalese and foreign scientists have undertaken applied research on the ecology and behavior of large mammals, particularly rhinos, tiger and deer, since the creation of Chitwan National Park in 1973. Yet, long-term research on the health and disease of wild free-ranging Asian rhinos is virtually non-existent. The recent spate of deaths among Chitwan's rhinos reveals how ill-prepared we are to answer fundamental questions about wildlife health and disease and about the challenges of conserving the remaining populations of charismatic megafauna.
Mishra, Hemanta Raj
"Rhino Mortality Spike in Chitwan: A Natural Process or Cause for Concern,"
WellBeing News: Vol. 1:
6, Article 3.
Available at: https://www.wellbeingintlstudiesrepository.org/wbn/vol1/iss6/3