Rhino rescued from a mud-pit in India
"There was a huge crowd gathered around the rhino, which must have unnerved it. There was no way it could have got out on its own. It was fatigued from repeated attempts at pulling itself out of the mud and could barely move when I reached there," Dr Boro said.
Civil Administration personnel intervened to help disperse the crowds of people, who thronged to the site to get a closer glimpse of the helpless animal. Reportedly, a woman was injured as she got too close.
After preliminary examination, Dr Boro administered injectibles comprising life-saving drugs and multi-vitamins.
Meanwhile, the Forest Department authorities including SN Buragohain, Director, Kaziranga NP and DD Gogoi, DFO, Eastern Assam Wildlife Division, devised the plan to free the rhino by digging out the mud around the pit, to level it out.
An earth-mover was then deployed to carefully excavate the mud around the trapped animal's hind legs. About 30 minutes after this intervention, the rhino began to shuffle around. Soon, it freed itself from the pit, and walked slowly away towards the forest.