Jamuna, a female rhino who had been rehabilitated into the wild by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and the Assam Forest Department in 2010, has given birth to her second calf in Manas National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, this weekend.
The calf was first seen by frontline forest staff of the Bansbari Range during their early morning patrol. The calf’s presence was later confirmed by a field team of IFAW-WTI’s Greater Manas Conservation Project.
“This is the sixth calf born to the rhinos rehabilitated under our project and marks another significant milestone in our collective efforts to restore Manas to its former glory” said Dr Choudhury, head veterinarian. “It is a matter of great pride for IFAW-WTI, the Assam Forest Department and the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).”