Golaghat/Jorhat, May 11: A carcass and a skeleton of rhinos with their horns missing were recovered from two separate ranges of Kaziranga National Park today taking the toll of the poached herbivores to 24 this year.
The 4-5 day old decomposed female rhino body was recovered near Noloni forest camp of Agratoli range of the Park where four cartridge shells of AK-47 rifle were also found, forest officials said.
The skeleton of the male rhino killed about a month ago was recovered near Borakota forest camp in Bagori range, the officials said.
As both the horns of the rhinos were missing and bullets found near one of them, poachers were suspected to have killed the animals, they added.
Search operations have been launched for the killers, the sources added.