Assam Rhino population estimation Orang
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Majuli: A team of experts have reached Majuli to control and rehabilitate the rhino that has been terrorizing the locals in Lower Majuli for more than a month.

Speaking about the issue, a forest department official said that the rhino has been in the Kerela Chapori area for almost 1 and a half months.

Ever since the rhine appeared in the area, it has been terrorising the locals.

A person named Madan Das was also killed in an attack by the rhino recently.

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To control, tranquillize and rehabilitate the beast, a team of experts from Dibru Saikhowa have reached Majuli on Wednesday morning.

A team led by Wildlife Trust of India veterinarian Dr Khanin Changmai have been working on ways to either tranquillize or find an alternative solution to send the animal back to the Kaziranga.

Khanin Changmai said that they have initiated their operations and have deployed drones all across the area to track the rhino.

They will be monitoring the rhino to check if it can be tranquillised.

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During the process, the health of the rhino along with the topography of the area will be considered.

He added that the entire process would take at least a week since the permission or orders for tranquilization would be given by the PCCF-WL.

It may be mentioned that the rhino has been terrorising locals in lower Majuli and it had also killed one person in the area on January 30, 2022.

Forest officials said that the rhino entered the human-inhabited area in search of food.

The Forest department has issued a red alert in the area and people have been warned about the rhino.

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