World’s largest horn of one horned rhino found in Nagaon AssamNergal Scott
World’s largest horn of one horned rhino found in Nagaon Assam
One of the World’s largest horn of one horned rhino was found in the Nagaon Treasury as the Rhino Verification Committee completed the verification process of Nagaon Treasury.
The massive rhino horn belonged to Bagori range of Kaziranga and it was found in August 1982. The rhino horn weighed 3.051 Kilogram and the height is 36 cm. The Outer curvature length of the horn is 45 cm, inner curvature is 38 cm while the base circumference is 60 cm.
The only recorded horn bigger than this could be found in British Museum, London where a 60 cm horn from Assam, found in 1909, was kept. However there is no mention of the weight of that horn.
Meanwhile the Verification Committee completed the verification process of remaining horns kept in the Nagaon treasury while trunks from Diphu and Jorhat were also brought in for verification.
Today altogether 210 rhino horns have been verified of which 206 were from Nagaon treasury , three from Jorhat and one from Diphu.
The committee will now move to Morigaon treasury tomorrow where 22 horns are being kept from the nearby Pobitora wildlife sanctuary.