Kaziranga’s Rhino tranquilized after it strayed out of the park

Kaziranga’s Rhino tranquilized after it strayed out of the park

A few days ago, an adult male rhino got lost and strayed out of the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR). On Tuesday, the rhino was found and tranquilized. Now it has been shifted too the Assam state zoo for observation.

On January 16, a rhino lost its way out of the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve, at Jakahalabandha area of Kaliabor.

Fortunately, the forest personnel were able to guide it inside the park.

The Rhino crossed the Brahamaputra River and moved to Dighali, Jamuguri and Sootea areas, on January 18. Though the large herbivore did not harm anyone, but its movement did create fear among the residents in those areas.

On Tuesday, the rhino was tranquilized at Bamunipam area. After tranquilizing it, the forest personnel shifted it to the zoo in Guwahati.

The director of KNPTR, P Sivakumar, expressed his gratitude for the local people including residents of Bamunipam village for being tolerant and cooperating with park authorities and acknowledged the support and coordination of civil administration and police departments in the operation.

Few days back a wild buffalo also strayed out of KNPTR. It killed 2 people in Biswanath district. The forest personnel tried to guide the animal back to the park but it reportedly attacked the officials. On Friday, the buffalo had to be shot dead by the forest officials.

 

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