MISSION RHINO RESCUE | WWF India

Recent floods in some parts of the Terai Arc Landscape affected the wildlife, as well as displaced many people in the region.

Eight rhinos from the Chitwan National Park, Nepal were swept along with the fast currents of the swollen Gandak River in to the Valmiki Tiger Reserve in Bihar and adjoining Sohagibarwa Wildlife Sanctuary and Kushinagar Forest Division in Uttar Pradesh.

Chitwan National Park, officials along with officials from the Bihar Forest Department and team members from WWF- India and Nepal sprung into action to rescue the rhinos.

The rescue operation was jointly carried out by officials of Valmiki Tiger Reserve (Bihar), NTNC (Nepal), DNPWC (Nepal), and WWF Nepal.

District Administration of West Champaran District (Bihar), SSB (India) and the local police were also involved in mob management.

A team of veterinarians and wildlife experts along with 3 elephants from Chitwan National Park reached Valmiki Tiger Reserve and carried out the rescue operation. Meanwhile, forest officials from the Valmiki Tiger Reserve kept a close watch over the rhinos.

Hooray! Officials from the Chitwan National Park successfully released the rescued rhinos back into the wild.

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