January 20, 2021

Strayed rhino rescued, taken to Assam State Zoo

Guwahati: An adult male rhino that strayed out of the Kaziranga National Park is finally immobilised and taken to Assam State Zoo for observation.

The animal that moved out of the park on January 16 at Jakhalabandha area of Kaliabor, was successfully guided inside the park. On January 18, the rhino crossed the River Brahmaputra and travelled to Dighali, Jamugurihat and Sootea.

On January 19, the rhino was successfully immobilised at Bamunipam.

Park Director, P. Sivakumar, IFS expressed his gratitude to the tolerant and cooperative local people including residents of Bamunipam village, Civil Administration and Police Department of Nagaon, Biswanath and Sonitpur.

“Kudos to all! I’d like to thank everyone,” said Sivakumar. (ANI)

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