GUWAHATI, Oct 5 - The Manas National Park authorities today reported the birth of a rhino calf in Bhuyanpara Range. �Rhino 6�, which was translocated from Pabitora Wildlife sanctuary on January 18, 2011 gave birth to her third calf in the early hours today in Manas. The first calf of �Rhino-6� was born in Manas in May, 2013 the second in December, 2015, according to Sailendra Pandey, PRO to the Forest minister.
With this new addition, the population of translocated rhinos has increased to 37.
It is also worth mentioning that during 2017 and 2018, six rhino calves were born in Manas.
Manas had a population of about 100 rhinos in the past but during the ethnic disturbances, all rhinos were killed within the year 2000. Thereafter, under �Indian Rhino Vision (IRV) 2000,� Manas was selected for reintroduction of the rhino again and in a phased manner 18 rhinos from Kaziranga and Pabitora and nine rhinos from CWRC were translocated to Manas. Unfortunately, 10 rhinos again were killed by poachers. But with the improvement in overall protection scenario, the population is now increasing.
�Not only rhino, the population of tigers and other animals are also increasing every year and all these indicate that Manas is on the way of recovery and fast regaining its lost glory,� Pandey added.