Skip to content Skip to navigation

Attempt to tranquilize stray rhino failed

The 7 years old rhino,which had been straying away from Orang National Park yesterday,finally took shelter in the village Bijulibari (Borkola) under Kalaigaon police station on the very morning of December 13 at 4 am.When the attempt to redirect it to Orang NP had failed,the forest and WWF authorities tried to tranquilize it at Borkola village.But before the belated attempt had been made to tranquilize the rhino ,the panicked rhino ran away to another place, Abhoypukhuri,8 km away from Borkola.It needs mention that thousands of villagers had assembled at the site which made the rhino panicked.Later it further moved away north towards Kabirali via Bananguri. B.S.Bonal,CCF,Assam; S.K.Daila,DFO,Orang NP; Dr.Anupam Sarma, Amit Sarma and Hiten Baishya of WWF India;Bhargab Kumar Das,Hony wildlife warden,Darrang supervised the rescue mission in association with police and forest officials.Nature lovers urged the forest and wildlife authorities to track and protect the rhino for its safety.

Author info

Jayanta Kumar Das's picture

Environmental journalist.

Add new comment


Republish this content

More Stories

Drive against tinted glasses

23 Mar 2013 - 9:20am | AT News
Its official. Dispur on Friday directed the transport department to act against drivers and owners of vehicles using tinted glasses and solar films by the end of this month.A notification has...

Opposition takes on the govt as House debates white paper

16 Jul 2010 - 3:52am | editor
The Assam government has been left red-faced when the House was debating the white paper a day after the chief minister Tarun Gogoi tabled it on Wednesday. Opposition party members repeatedly...

Probe PC Ram case afresh: Court tells CBI

9 Jun 2012 - 3:54am | editor
A special court in Guwahati has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to institute a fresh probe into the PC Ram killing case. The order was issued on Friday a day after the son of the FCI...