A greater one-horned rhino charged at a truck and elephants after it was released into Shuklaphanta National Park in western Nepal.

Captured on video by WWF Nepal, the Indian rhino attacks the truck used to transport him from Chitwan National Park to its new home.

The Nepali government and WWF Nepal plan to relocate five rhinos to the Shuklaphanta reserve to boost its existing population of 10 rhinos.

The organisation said 250 people and 30 elephants were relocated.

The great one-horned rhino, also known as an Indian rhino, is the largest of the rhino species.

Although the rhinos were once found across the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, numbers have dropped due to poaching and hunting. By 1975, there were only 600 rhinos in the wild.

The animals are hunted for their horns, a keratin growth used for medicinal use in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore and valued as an ornament in the Middle East and North Africa.

Conservation efforts have been stepped up to save Indian rhinos and population numbers have increased dramatically across northern India and Nepal to more than 3,500 in 2015.

In the wild, Indian rhinos can live up to 40 years and weight up to 2.2 tonnes.

The rhino charged at the conservationists in Nepal YouTube/Storyful/WWF