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Assam News : Birth of Baby Rhino in Manas National Park gives boost to conservation effort

Assam , 2020-01-10 11:10 AM
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At the Manas National Park in Assam, conservationists working with the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros species welcomed the birth of a rhino calf. The calf was born a few days ago to the mother of six-year-old rhino R3A.  According to media reports, Laisri, a baby rhino's 15-year-old grandmother was brought to Manas from the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

Assam is known for its diversity of biodiversity. The state has chalked out plans to increase the rhinos population to 3,000 by 2020.

The research will be carried out with the help of the Rhino Translocation Research and the species range will be extended in the state's seven protected parks. The project for rhino translocation began in 2005. The one-horned rhinos were translocated from Kaziranga, Orang, and Pobitora in Assam, described as' Vulnerable.'

The ambitious conservation project established Manas National Park as the key area for trans-locating most rhinos. The project for rhino translocation is a joint project between the Assam government and WWF India and is funded by the International Rhino Foundation and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

The latest census counted 2,413 one-horned rhinos in the world heritage site Kaziranga National Park.

Source -- The Sentinel Assam 

Updated by: News Sources 2020-01-10 11:10 AM