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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Nature loving people rejoice at the safe return of the stray rhino to Orang National Park

Nature loving people of Darrang and Udalguri districts have rejoiced at the safe return of the seven years old rhino,which had strayed away from Orang National Park on December 12. After traveling a distance of nearly 80 km, finally it returned safe to Orang National Park in the cover of darkness on December 13. Dr.Anupam Sarma, Coordinator, WWF India and S.K.Daila, DFO Orang National Park,Mangaldai have confirmed the news. According to other sources the rhino had been seen walking back to Orang NP on the morning of December 14. It needs mention that massive rescue operation was launched to redirect or tranquillize it under the supervision of B.S Bonal,C.C.F ,Assam ,assisted by S.K. Daila, DFO,Orang NP,Mangaldai; Dr.Anupam Sarma, Amit Sarma and Hiten Baishya of WWF India; Bhargab Kumar Das,Hony wildlife warden,Darrang beside other forest and police personals.The rhino was last seen at Bherbheri village under Kalaigaon police station on December 13 in the evening.

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