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Assam floods: Rescue team saves rhino calf from hills near Kaziranga

The Assam Forest Department had rescued a rhino calf which strayed into the Karbi Anglong hills area during the floods in Kaziranga National Park.

The forest department, Kaziranga National Park authority and the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) had successfully released the rhino calf in the park on August 5.

The forest department and the Kaziranga National Park authority had recently rescued the rhino calf from the Karbi Anglong hills area and the rhino calf was treated at the CWRC centre, Kaziranga.

Assam Forest Department PRO Sailen Pandey said that, the rhino calf was successfully rescued and released in the park.

Over 230 wild animals including 18 one-horned rhinos, mostly rhino calves, died in the recent floods in the national park.

Pandey said that, Kaziranga has lost many wild animals in the recent floods but the entire forest officials, park employees, forest guards had given their all efforts to save the animals.

“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 National Highway which passes through the park,” the official said.

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