Conservation charity Save the Rhino has told ITV News it fears more rhinoceros may be poached in India because criminal gangs are spreading false claims about the power of their horns.
Footage obtained by ITV News shows a dead rhino that was killed and mutilated by poachers lying in Kaziranga National Park, just days before Prince William and his wife Catherine visited to highlight the plight of the animals.
It was the sixth one-horned rhinoceros to die at the hands of poachers at the park this year.
Save The Rhino says it is likely that the endangered species will be targeted at a higher rate because gangs are claiming that the horns of Asian rhinos are more powerful than those of the critically endangered African rhino.
Criminal gangs are creating propaganda to say that the horns of the Asian rhinos are more potent than the African ones.
We're concerned that this could cause the poaching rate to multiply exponentially.
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The pair held hands on their climb to the landmark hilltop site.