Rhino on Rampage in Majuli in Assam

A team of experts has reached Majuli to control and rehabilitate a rhino, which has been terrorizing the locals in Assam's Majuli district for more than a month
Rhino in Majuli in Assam (Representative Image)

Rhino in Majuli in Assam (Representative Image)

A team of experts has reached Majuli to control and rehabilitate a rhino, which has been terrorizing the locals in Assam's Majuli district for more than a month.

According to a forest officials, the rhino has been on a rampage in the Kerela Chapori area of the river island for more than a month and had also killed a person in an attack on January 30 this year.

The victim was identified as Madan Das, a resident of Kerela Chapori area.

The rhino has reportedly roamed into human habitat in search of food due to the decreasing forest cover in the state.

A team of experts from Dibru Saikhowa has reached Majuli on Wednesday morning to control, tranquilize and rehabilitate the animal.

A team led by Wildlife Trust of India veterinarian Dr Khanin Changmai has already been working on ways to either tranquilize or find an alternative solution to send the rhino back to the Kaziranga.

Changmai said that they have initiated their operations and deployed drones all across the area to track the rhino.

"We will be monitoring the rhino to check if it can be tranquillized. The health of the animal along with the topography of the area will also be taken into consideration," said Changmai.

"The entire process would take at least a week since the permission for tranquilization would be given by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Wildlife Assam," he said

Meanwhile, the state forest department has also issued a red alert in the area and warned people to remain vigilant to ward off any more attack by the rhino.

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