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Rhino translocation completes today in Assam
Madhumita Goswami | 28 Jan 2011

Four Rhinos have been translocated to Manas National Park from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary today(18-1-11) in Assam. Official sources here in Guwahati says that two male and two female Rhinos are released at Basbari Range of Manas National Park at Bask

 

Four Rhinos have been translocated to Manas National Park from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary today(18-1-11) in Assam. Official sources here in Guwahati says that two male and two female Rhinos are released at Basbari Range of Manas National Park at Baska district.

With this,eight rhinos have been translocated to Manas from Pobitora since 2008.

Under Indian Rhino Vision 2020 eight rhinos have been translocated to Manas National Park so far.The objective of Indian Rhino Vision is to attain a population of 3000 (three thousand)

wild rhinos in Assam spread over seven of its Protected Area by 2020.It is a joint venture of the Assam Forst Department,WWF and International Rhino Foundation and supported by the Bodoland Territorial Council,US Fish and Wildlife Service and other organizations. To achieve it,Manas National Park has been selected to be the first one.Another two rhinos will be translocated to Manas soon.