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Pacific Northwest News q Volume 27 Number 21 q November 6, 2017 q www.asianreporter.com
Three rhino calves survive
Indian floods, sent to zoo
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RESCUED RHINO. A female rhino calf drinks milk after arriving at the state zoo in Gauhati, India. One male and two female one-horned rhinoceros calves, who were
rescued during monsoon floods over the past two years from a famed wildlife preserve in India’s northeast, have been transported to a local zoo for breeding. The three —
one and two years old — were put in cages on three different trucks and brought to the zoo from the Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation, said Tajas Maris-
wamy, a regional forest officer. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Gauhati, the capital of Assam state, from more than 2,500 one-horned rhinoceroses
By Anupam Nath
the Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and as well as many other species, gets flooded
The Associated Press
Conservation near Kaziranga National by heavy monsoon rains which force
Three Park, said Tajas Mariswamy, a regional animals to move to higher ground. India’s
rhinoceros calves, rescued during forest officer.
monsoon season runs from June through
monsoon floods over the past two
Injured or orphaned wild animals are September.
years at a famed wildlife preserve in treated at the center and returned to their
S.M. Singh, director of the park, said
India’s northeast, have been transported natural habitats or to adopted homes.
that during this year’s monsoons 32 rhinos
to a zoo as part of a conservation pro-
The Gauhati Zoo already has eight died because of floods.
Forest guards rescued seven rhinos with
The calves, between one and two years
Every year, Kaziranga National Park, varying injuries and sent them to the
old, were taken by trucks to the zoo in which has the world’s largest population of center for recovery and rehabilitation.
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