A baby rhinoceros that was separated from its mother in the flooded Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve was rescued today after its mother could not be located.
The heartwarming 48-second clip, shared by the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve on Twitter, shows a female one-horned baby rhino being brought in a boat to a rescue centre as villagers cheer and pat it.
The calf is among the 117 animals that have been rescued from Kaziranga, home to the endangered Indian rhinoceros, as flood waters have submerged vast tracts of the park.
"A female rhino calf was separated from her mother due to high flood in the Agartoli range yesterday. As we could not locate the mother, team CWRC along with kaziranga staff rescued it and currently under care at our rescue centre-CWRC (sic)," the post by the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve read.
A female rhino calf was separated from her mother due to high flood in the Agartoli range yesterday. As we could not locate the mother, team CWRC along with @kaziranga_ staffs rescued it and currently under care at our rescue centre-CWRC. @ParimalSuklaba1@wti_org_Indiapic.twitter.com/LLPHrDPQ8Z— Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve (@kaziranga_) July 15, 2020
Large swathes of land have been submerged in 26 of Assam's 33 districts, with the flood affecting 34 lakh people. Sixty one people have died in the floods.
Hundreds of wild animals have been marooned; 66 wild animals including two rhinos have died in the floods in Kaziranga.
Even though the Brahmaputra floodplains, including Kaziranga, remain under water, the National Highway-37 has been opened for small vehicles.
While flood is an annual occcurence in Assam, this year's large-scale inundation has taken place due to breaches in the network of embankments along the Brahmaputra and its tributaries.
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