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Rhino strays from Kaziranga National Park, rests on highway amid deluge in Assam

A total of 96 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Golaghat due to floods in the state, the Assam government informed on Saturday.

Published: 18th July 2020 08:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2020 08:24 PM   |  A+A-

The Rhino was found resting on National Highway. (Photo| ANI)

The Rhino was found resting on National Highway. (Photo| ANI)

By ANI

NAGAON: A rhino strayed out of the Kaziranga National Park near the Bandar Dhubi area at Bagori Range in Assam. The animal was spotted near the NH37 highway, taking rest.

According to Shiv Kumar, Director, Kaziranga National Park, the dive out operation is being carried out to guide the rhino back to the park.

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"Our staff, along with the Nagaon police are guarding the area. Those passing through the area are requested to drive slowly and cautiously," Kumar told ANI.

He added that the rhino was weak and adequate protection and veterinary support was being provided. The animal will soon be shifted to a rescue centre based on its health condition.

This incident occurred after severe flooding in Assam caused widespread devastation in several areas of the state.

A total of 96 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Golaghat due to floods in the state, the Assam government informed on Saturday.

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