Six were rescued.

By Rosalie Chan / and
July 29, 2016
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Wildlife workers have rescued six baby rhinos from being swept away by floodwaters fromtorrential monsoon rains in India.

The floods began last week in the Assam state of northeastern India, displacing 1.2 million people and flooding parts of Kaziranga National Park, also in Assam. The park is home to the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinoceros, the Associated Press reports. On Thursday, wildlife workers used a cloth to cover the face of a rhino to prevent it from becoming alarmed as it was moved to a conservation center.


The rescued rhino calves are currently staying at the conservation center. They will be released back into the wild once the floodwaters recede. At least one rhino has drowned in the floods.

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