GUWAHATI, Jan 18 � Four rhinos reached Manas National Park today and were released in the Basbari range in the central part of the park in the early morning hours.
The rhinos were transported overnight with security cover and under the leadership of CR Bhobora, Deputy Director of Manas TP and under the expert supervision of five veterinarians, according to a press release. This was the second round of the second phase of rhino translocations under the Indian Rhino Vision 2010 programme which aims to reintroduce a total of 20 rhinos in Manas by the year 2011 of which 8 have already been translocated from Pobitora WLS.
The rhinos have been released by a specially trained dedicated team and will be observed very closely for the next few hours. The rhinos are fitted with radio collars and will be monitored continuously for the next year by the staff of Manas NP with support from WWF-India members. This is a joint programme aiming at long term conservation of the species through range expansion of the rhino within the state, the release added.