Rescued stray rhino calf released in Kaziranga

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HT Correspondent

NAGAON, Aug 6: The state forest department had rescued a rhino calf which strayed into the Karbi Anglong hills area during the flood in Kaziranga National Park.

The forest department, Kaziranga National Park authority and the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) successfully released the rhino calf in the park on Monday, informed Assam forest department PRO Sailen Pandey.

Notably, over 230 wild animals including 18 one horned rhinos mostly rhino calves died in the recent floods in the national park. Pandey added that Kaziranga has lost many wild animals in the recent floods but the forest officials, park employees, forest guards are doing their best to save as many wild animals as possible.

“A total of 33 high lands were constructed inside the park following the initiative taken by Assam forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya. These high lands helped the wild animals to take shelter during the deluge. We also took initiative to control vehicular movement on the Asian Highway which passed through the park,” Sailen Pandey added.

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