Battle to rescue wildlife at India's flood-hit animal park

phys.org | 7/24/2019 | Staff
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Wildlife officers are racing against time to rescue animals caught in floodwaters from torrential monsoon rains in India's famed Kaziranga National Park as the death toll rose to 215.

Most of the World Heritage-listed Kaziranga National Park—home to two-thirds of the world's remaining one-horned rhinos—in the northeastern Indian state of Assam was submerged by heavy rains.

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While some animals were able to survive by fleeing to higher ground so far 215 wild creatures, including 19 rhinos and 129 hog deer have died, officials said.

The floodwaters have started to ease in some areas but forestry officials and rescuers from the Wildlife Trust of India continue...
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