Assam floods: 3-4 days old Rhino calf rescued in Kaziranga National Park
Sunday, 2 August 2020 () While floods have wreaked havoc in 30 districts of Assam, four-day-old rhino calf was rescued in the Kaziranga National Park staff on Sunday morning. All efforts are underway to reunite the calf with his mother.
A 4-day-old rhino was rescued from Kaziranga National Park on August 2. Several rhinos have been rescued after region got flooded. Rescued rhino calf was taken to rescue centre for further observation. Efforts will be taken to reunite calf with mother.
Earthen lamps were being made and sold in Assam's Dibrugarh in view of Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' in Ayodhya. Locals bought 'diyas' from market which they will light up to celebrate the day. "We have come to buy earthen lamps in view of tomorrow's 'Bhoomi Pujan' in Ayodhya. We will also distribute these in different houses," said a local. The foundation stone will be laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ayodhya.
Gymnasiums began operations in Assam's Guwahati on August 03. The state government of Assam issued new guidelines for unlock 3.0 on August 02. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued guidelines for Unlock 3.0 on July 29 for resumption of activities outside containment zones. Unlock 3.0 has came into effect from August 01. The gym owners are making sure that fitness equipments and machineries are getting properly sanitised. They are taking all necessary precautionary measures like maintaining social distancing, keeping a batch of 4-5 people at a time etc. All fitness centres are closed for nearly 4 months due to coronavirus pandemic. Now, this comes as a relief to several gym owners and fitness trainers who have been facing massive financial losses after having been shut since March.
Flood situation in Assam, brought by incessant rainfall, has affected more than 26 lakh people across 27 districts. More than 90 people have died to flood related incidents in the north-eastern state. Nagaon district is among the worst-hit regions. Locals were seen moving to temporary relief shelters. The residents took their belonging and animals with them, as massive water-logging in the district worsened the situation. Along with humans, animals at the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve, Bokakhat too have taken the brunt of the natural disaster. According to Assam government, 129 animal casualties have been reported at the biodiversity park so far which includes 14 rhinos, 5 wild buffaloes, 8 wild boars, 2 swamp deer, 95 hog deer, 1 sambar, 3 porcupines and 1 Python.
While rescue officials are in action at Kaziranga National Park, several rhinos are still stuck in flooded forest. Over 100 animals have died including several one-horned rhinos due to floods so far. Some rhinos have taken refuge on high grounds.
A Rhino was seen resting near National Highway 37 at Bagori Range yesterday (July 17) after it strayed out to Bandar Dhubi. Officials guided it back to the park. According to Kaziranga National Park Director, P Sivakumar they drive out operations to guide Rhino back to park. It was in very weak state, they gave veterinary support to it. Based on health, they will drive out or shift it to rescue centre.At least 66 animals had died after the Kaziranga National Park forest area was flooded. Large area of Kaziranga National Park has been submerged under flood water. The animals are having a tough time looking to safer areas.
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