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Arrangements on for airlifting stranded rhino

Arrangements for the country’s first airlifting of a rhino is on with the pachyderm, which had strayed away from its habitat in Pabitora Sanctuary, being guided to a safe place by elephants for tranquilisation before being put into an IAF helicopter. Inclement weather had prevented the translocation for the past few days of the animal, which was stranded in the sandbars of Brahamputra river at Sualkuchi in Kamrup (Rural) district on September 29.

It was spotted today 20 km away in Uporhali Baghmari beel (waterbody) at Palasbari by locals who reported it to the authorities, district deputy commissioner S K Roy told.

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