Rhino calf seriously injured by tiger in Kaziranga
A rhino calf, seriously injured by a tiger, was recovered in Kaziranga National Park on Monday.
Guwahati: A rhino calf, seriously injured by a tiger, was recovered in Kaziranga National Park on Monday.
The male rhino calf, about three months old, was found with several tiger attack injury marks in the backyard of a house adjacent to a paddy field at Japori Gaon, a fringe village near Agratoli range of the Park, a senior Park official said.
The Park authorities alerted the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) team of IFAW-WTI and a team led by veterinarian Dr Panjit Basumatary reached the spot and sighted the animal limping and unable to move properly.
The team restrained the calf physically, provided first aid treatment and then brought it to CWRC for further investigations and intensive care.
''The calf has several injuries, out of which a few are deep maggoted wounds on top of the head. As the calf is still limping we need to go for an X-Ray, before we decide on the specific line of treatment'', Basumatary said
The calf being monitored by CWRC caretakers initially showed signs of aggression.
CWRC has so far attended to 32 cases of displaced rhino calves and recently three orphaned rhino calves hand- raised at the centre were radio collared and released at Manas National Park.