A female rhino was found dead at Amaltari of Kawasoti Municipality-17 in Nawalparasi district this morning.
According to a report by national news agency RSS, locals informed the administration after they found the pregnant rhino dead in a bush on the bank of Narayani River, said Chief of Sector Forests Office, Kawasoti, Krishna Devkota.
It has been suspected that around 16-year-old rhino might have died after failing to give birth to a calf as its horn and hooves are safe.
A team of veterinary surgeons has arrived Amaltari for conducting a postmortem of the dead rhino.
Investigation into the incident was underway.