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Documentary featuring former England skipper Kevin Pietersen on KNP’s one horn-rhinos set to premier on World Rhino Day, Sept 22

Kaziranga National park is a home to one horn Rhino and every year the national park attract tourist from outside for its majestic environment. Few months back, a documentary called ‘Save This Rhino – India’ was shoot in the national park that features former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen and focuses on rhino conservation activities in Assam’s iconic Kaziranga National park. The documentary is going to be aired on the National Geographic Channel on September 22nd at 9 PM.

On Monday, Assam’s Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya took to Twitter to inform about the long awaited documentary’s premier. Sharing the trailer of the upcoming documentary, the Forest minister wrote, “Join @KP24 Pietersen in his exploring journey to @kaziranga_& the rhinos of Assam as he features our majestic pride at the global television arena at @NatGeo on 22nd September at 9 PM.”

These first documentaries saw the ex-England cricketer Pietersen follow the fortunes of Arthur, an orphaned calf who was left severely injured when poachers killed his mother inside South Africa’s Kruger National Park. With an average of 32 rhinos slain within the park every month, Arthur’s story is sadly all too familiar.

The main attention of the documentary is to save the rhino population of Kaziranga National Park. In Kaziranga National the prime target of poachers is one horn Rhino and in recent years, many rhinos were poached for their horn. The Forest department has been taken lots of initiative to stop rhino poaching but it seems that no steps has been useful so far to stop rhino poaching in Kaziranga National Park.

‘Save This Rhino- India’s, follows the experience of Pietersen as he delves deep into conservation effort of the endangered one horn rhinos in the Kaziranga National Park. Kevin Pietersen arrived in the National park in Assam on March 4, 2020 to work on the documentary. During the shooting he shared many pictures of his experience in Kaziranga National Park.

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