The rhino, estimated to be about 30-35 years old, was trying to flee the inundated park to take refuge in the safer, higher ground of the Karbi Anglong Hills.
|The forest staff and police were seen at the site making sure the animal is safe and allowing vehicles to pass very slowly without disturbing the rhino. (Source: @kaziranga_/ Twitter)|
A video of a rhinoceros resting on the National Highway-37 that cuts across the periphery of the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR), had gone viral on social media. The video also showed forest staff and police standing guard and carefully allowing vehicular traffic to pass the area without disturbing the exhausted animal.
However, the park has now posted a followed up tweet, along with a video saying that the rhino is now inside the park territory.
He (Rhino who strayed out) has moved into the Park Territory. He is regaining his strength. Team @kaziranga_ is giving him his natural food. We along with @nagaonpolice are guarding the area for his safety.
Thank you everyone for the support.@CMOfficeAssam @ParimalSuklaba1 pic.twitter.com/9xeCRMdVDf
— Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve (@kaziranga_) July 19, 2020
A rhino have strayed out near bandar dhubi area at Bagori Range yesterday and taking rest near NH37. The DRIVE OUT Operation is being carried out to guide the rhino to park. Our staffs along with @nagaonpolice are guarding the area. Drive Slow.@ParimalSuklaba1 @RandeepHooda pic.twitter.com/3avQXbqtHF
— Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve (@kaziranga_) July 18, 2020
My area my rules.
Rhino is still roaming near the NH37. Police & forest staff @kaziranga_ will guard him till he returns safely to the park.@assampolice @gpsinghassam @GolaghatPolice pic.twitter.com/NJFZrc9MZO
— Nagaon Police (@nagaonpolice) July 18, 2020
This is heart-wrenching.. their houses are taken away and the Kaziranga team are doing their best m sure to save them❤️❤️ more power n blessings to this innocent animals #saveanimals @naturelifeline #animals https://t.co/YERT8eWzvo
— Nature lifeline (@naturelifeline) July 19, 2020
Grateful to the team at @kaziranga_ . They possess both passion and professionalism. I’m proud of belonging to a state of wildlife lovers. https://t.co/pyCzmpoUjJ
— Gaurav Gogoi (@GauravGogoiAsm) July 18, 2020
Exhausted rhino in flood in Assam. Will be guided to safe place. But we must fulfill our responsibility also. Disturbing them less. https://t.co/6iqJeBRcgZ
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) July 18, 2020
So sad to see this … He thought the road to be a highland …May be just tired of swimming or roaming around searching food.
But thanks to @kaziranga_ & the local people for helping him out. Good work should always be appreciated. And they really did a good work this. https://t.co/ES4GhsROR2
— Anindita Sarma (@sarma_anindita) July 18, 2020
Grateful to the team at @kaziranga_ . They possess both passion and professionalism. I’m proud of belonging to a state of wildlife lovers. https://t.co/xV7WgdB5As
— Rakib | रकीब | رقيب (@salafi_rakibul) July 18, 2020