WATCH: Baby rhino rescued from tiger attack in India

A 3 month-old baby rhino that was found critically injured near someone’s home in Northeast India was rescued by IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center staff.

The rhino calf had several tiger attack marks and was found critically injured lying in the backyard of a house adjacent to a rice paddy field.

Our IFAW and partner, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), team rushed to the scene to save the struggling rhino that was unable to move on its own. The team then provided first aid treatment and brought it to the Center for further care.

According to Dr. Panjit Basumatary, a veterinarian who is leading the efforts to save the calf, the animal sustained several injuries, out of which a few are deep-maggoted wounds on top of the head and hock joint. As the calf is still limping it needs to have X-rays before a specific line of treatment is taken.

To date the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center in India has attended to 32 cases of displaced rhino calves.

Recently, 3 orphaned rhino calves hand-raised at the centre were radio-collared and released at Manas National Park.


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