The Indian Rhinois seemingly battered with the floods in bramaputra and poaching. There were two news items today on the Indian Rhino. Both similar and extreme.
News 1 ) An Indian Rhino was found dead on a sandbar of Bramaputra in Assam’s Nalbari District. With the horn of the Rhino being intact, poaching or foul play has been ruled out for the time being and it is suspected that the Rhino was washed away by flood waters.
News 2 ) Another Indian Rhino again washed by the floods of Bramaputra, was stranded on a sandbar at Saulkuchi in Kamrup District for the past seven days. Inclemental weather had prevented rescue operations and translocation. Finally the Rhino was rescued today and put in a truck and transported to Guwahati Zoo for it to heal its wounds and then it would be taken back to Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary from where it had strayed.
As earlier remarked, the floods of Bramaputra has been instrumental on both the above cases. But again this is a repeat every year. Every year flood waters of Bramaputra creates havoc among Man and animal causing, deaths by drowning and flooding of habitat. It is certainly remarkable that after being witness to this kind of an event being a repeat performance, no long term solution is being developed.