Nepal suspended a census of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros population. An elephant driver involved in the count was killed by a tiger.
The man, Policeram Tharu, (31) was cutting grass to feed the elephant that was used for the census. The Nepal tiger struck in Bardiya National Park in western Nepal. Officials said the attack in the park was the 10th in recent months. A spike of tigers entering the area from neighbouring forests has left locals terrorised.
The tiger was captured and brought to a zoo.
The full article was published by The Times on April 4, 2021.