The 13th Rhino census was recently conducted in Kaziranga National Park on March 27-28 where the estimated population of the rhino’s was found to be 2413.
Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen who is associated with the initiative SORAI (save our Rhino’s in Africa and India) expressed his happiness at the steady rise in rhino numbers at the park.
Expressing his delight in Hindi, Pietersen tweeted, “Yeh bohut achi Khabar hai, isse Padne ke liye mein bohut Khush hoon.”
“India mein appse bohut pyar karta hoon aur aapke jaanwaro se bhi bohut pyar karta hoon. @sorai2018 aapke sabhi pyaare jaanwaro se pratibrad hai. Hum rhinos se suruwatt kar rahe hai. Mein bohut khush hoon,”.
Yeh bohut achi Khabar hai, isse Padne ke liye mein bohut Khush hoon, india mein appse bohut pyar karta hoon aur aapke jaanwaro se bhi bohut pyar karta hoon. @sorai2018 aapke sabhi pyaare jaanwaro se pratibrad hai. Hum rhinos se suruwatt kar rahe hai. Mein bohut khush hoon. ?? pic.twitter.com/VUDlaJja0s
— Kevin Pietersen? (@KP24) April 2, 2018
The former England cricketer’s tweet garnered a lot of attention and praise on social media. People were touched by his words. Posted on April 2, the tweet garnered much attention on social media and has over 3,200 re-tweets and 13,000 likes.
People complimented the cricketer for voicing his thoughts and also appreciated him for using no English term in his post.
Earlier, the former England batsman highlighted the “poaching issue” at the Kaziranga national park. “I’m led to believe there’s poaching issues in Kaziranga National Park of rhinos…! You know that YOU can help! I’ll help too!” the star cricketer had tweeted.
Authorities said they came to a lower count this time because they could not burn the tall grass in the region to spot the animals – only 20 per cent of the vegetation could be burnt as compared to the 60 per cent to 70 per cent every year. Enumerators who were part of the census suggested they may carry out another count next year after reviewing the field conditions that are essential to ascertain the rhino population.