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A rhino, which had strayed out of the Kaziranga National Park and was seen near the National Highway 37 in a video that had gone viral on the social media, has finally returned to its habitat.

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After staying for around 72 hours on the road, the rhino returned after flood water receded, an official said on July 21.

The rhino was giving a harrowing time to the commuters as well as the Forest department officials as they guarded the area to prevent any untoward incident.

The famed Kaziranga National Park is ravaged by flood with nearly 85 per cent of the park area under waters.

The Forest officials have been attending to the rhino extending all possible hospitality to the 35-year-old rhino for more than 72 hours.

An official told news agency UNI that the rhino is partially blind, and was mentally not prepared to return to Kaziranga National Park because of high flood.

According to the Forest department, around 100 animals were killed, and more than 130 animals rescued even as a major portion of the world-famous Kaziranga National Park remained inundated.

Besides Kaziranga National Park, the Manas and Orang national parks, the Pabitora wildlife sanctuary and the Tinsukia wildlife sanctuaries were also affected.

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