Male Rhino Calf Rescued in Kaziranga: Rides In Van 1

Sushanta Roy is a journalist in the north eastern states of Assam and Meghalaya, India, who photographs and writes about the people, animals and flora, and the things that affect them.

Diphu, Assam, July 7:

Kaziranga forest staff rescued a young male rhino calf that was found wandering alone in the wilderness of Agoratoli range this week.

The calf was taken to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation’s wildlife care facility near Kaziranga for advanced care on Monday, 6th July 2015.

The mighty Brahmaputra river is swollen with water from the monsoons, inundating many areas, but the swamps of the main areas in Kaziranga have not yet been totally inundated. WTI told this correspondent it has rescue teams ready to rescue any marooned animals.

The rhino calf was transported, checked and fed.

Male rhino calf rescue - in the van
Male rhino calf rescue – in the van Photo: Subhamoy Bhattacharjee/IFAW-WTI
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Checking the rhino calf. Photo: Subhamoy Bhattacharjee/IFAW-WTI
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Feeding the rhino calf. Photo: Subhamoy Bhattacharjee/IFAW-WTI.
Transporting the male rhino calf
Animal rescue team transports the rhino calf. Photo: Subhamoy Bhattacharjee/IFAW-WTI.