The Assam floods have been destroying, not only for the more than 55 lakh individuals who have been influenced, yet to an enormous populace of untamed life including the imperiled one-horned Indian Rhinos, tigers, elephants, and deer.
In the midst of all the obliteration and harm brought about by the downpour, it was inspiring to see a gathering of individuals working nonstop to help the several wild creatures who couldn’t battle for themselves against the spouting waters.
The Kaziranga National Park (KNP) which is home to the biggest populace of the one-horned Rhino was 90 percent submerged in Assam floods, bringing about many creatures including Rhinos drawing while others were dislodged, leaving them defenseless against poachers.
Be that as it may, a gathering of men from the Center For Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) a joint activity by the Wildlife Trust of India, a NGO, and the Assam Forest Department have been doing their best to keep the creatures safe and deal with those harmed or got isolated from their gatherings because of the flood.
“We have around 15 people from the Wildlife Trust of India and other from the Assam Forest Department who are working round the clock here. Whenever there is a need we dispatch a team there depending on the what animal it is and its condition,” Dr. Rathin Barman, an untamed life scientist via preparing, and the Head of CWRC told a news agency.
This is a similar gathering, which was found in the viral video that demonstrated the sensational salvage of a Rhino offspring which got isolated from its mom because of the floods.
Dr. Barman said, “Four people from our group were involved in that particular operation, three from the WTI and one from the Forest Department. The Rhino cub is currently at our CWRC and is being taken care of by experts.”
The CWRC has been working in Kaziranga National Park for as long as 19 years, tare of harmed and saved creatures.
“We get the information about injured or stranded animals from the villagers or those in the frontlines. And depending on the situation we will dispatch a team, either by land or boat whichever is required to the spot. Once we reach there our veterinarians will decide on the future course of action. If it is a minor injury, it will be treated right there and release the animal. If it is a major injury, we will shift the animal to our rescue center and keep it there until it is fully recovered. Right now we have around 10 animals including two Rhino cubs at the center,” Dr. Barman clarified.
He likewise said that it was the glimmer floods that are decimating Kaziranga and not the yearly storm.
“Kaziranga, being a floodplain needs the annual monsoon and flooding. That is part of the ecology and the animals are used to it. But what is causing the massive flooding there are the flash floods and the construction of dams upstream which is then opened after it becomes full. It forces the animals out of their natural habitat and into the villages and to the highway. This year the situation was particularly bad even outside the national park,” Dr. Barman said.
With the floodwaters gradually starting to subside, the full degree of the harm caused to the untamed life will just rise in the coming days. Dr. Barman, be that as it may, said the loss of life this year has been altogether lower than from the earlier years.
“Until Friday, we have registered around 60-70 animals this year. That is not a big number comparing to the past few years, where the death toll was much higher. That is because for the past few years we had been working with people from the neighboring villages to educate them to give the animals a right to passage to go to the higher lands. And that has started showing results. Just this year we had a case where a tiger was spotted on a rooftop while the people were still inside. Instead of distracting it and trying to chase it away, the tiger was let alone and by the evening it left on its own, without causing any harm to anyone,” Dr. Barman said.