BATTLE OF THE HORN

SHANTI RAM CHETRI

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For 4 decades Shanti Ram Chhetri has protected Kaziranga at the risk of his own life. He has seen raging floods and burning summers, but nothing has deterred him from his duty - to stand like a rock between the poacher’s bullet and the Rhino. But now, at 60, it’s time to hang his boots and retire. On the last days of his service, we join him on a thrilling and emotional journey.

MEET THE HERO OF KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

About The Episode

Rhino horn is priced highly in the illegal market and the poachers know it. Kaziranga has the largest concentrated population of the one-horned Rhino in the world. And it attracts poachers to Kaziranga like ants to sugar. The primary work of the forest department here is to then protect the Rhino from the poachers. This episode records how they protect the Rhino 24X7.