Rhino calf – Very rare
Guwahati’s Manas National Park (MNP) had its first rhino calf since 2014 when a female rhino gave birth to her second calf. The rhino, Jamuna, gave birth to the last calf born there, three years ago. Jamuna was rehabilitated to MNP in 2010, after being rescued from the Kaziranga National Park floods in 2004. MNP officials are elated, and take this as a sign that the rehabilitation programmes being carried out are effective. They claimed that they expected a few more births over the coming months.
Years of the armed insurgency had destroyed the national park between 1988 and 2001 and had wiped out its population.
Source: The Hindu Newspaper http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-sundaymagazine/first-rhino-calf/article19701989.ece