- Assam forest department has translocated two rhino calves to the Manas national park in western Assam with support of two prominent wild life conservation NGOs.
- These two rhino calves had been rescued from Bagori Range of Kaziranga during massive floods in the year 2016.
Manas National Park
- Manas National Park is a national park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve in Assam, India.
- It is located in the Himalayan foothills.
- It is contiguous with the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan.
- The Manas river flows thorough the west of the park and is the main river within it. It is a major tributary of Brahmaputra river.
- The Manas river also serves as an international border dividing India and Bhutan.
- Political Geography:
- The park area falls in two districts: Chirang and Baksa in Assam in India.
- The park is divided into three ranges. The western range is based at Panbari, the central at Bansbari near Barpeta Road, and the eastern at Bhuiyapara near Pathsala.
- Physical Geography: Manas is in the foothills of the Eastern Himalaya and is densely forested.
- The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam roofed turtle, hispid hare, golden langur and pygmy hog.
- Manas is famous for its population of the wild water buffalo.
- The grassland biomes: Pygmy hog, Indian rhinoceros (re-introduced in 2007 after extinction due to heavy poaching during the Bodo uprising), Bengal florican, wild Asian buffalo, etc.
- The forest biomes: Slow loris, capped langur, wild pig, sambar, great hornbill, Malayan giant squirrel or black giant squirrel, Chinese pangolin etc.