Heavy rainfall has caused flooding at a wildlife sanctuary in India's Assam state, putting animals at risk. The sanctuary is home to one-horned rhinos.
Incessant downpours over the past few days have caused flooding at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam on Tuesday.
It is the third time in the year that a local river has inundated the sanctuary, famous for its one-horned rhinoceros.
[Deepak Mahanta, Game Warden, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary]:
"The entire wildlife sanctuary is submerged in floodwater. In fact, only two or three camps are saved, everything else has been submerged by the floods."
The animals have moved to higher ground in search of safer places and also food.
[Sukleshwar Rajbongshi, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary]:
"For the past seven to eight days, we were all on continuous duty for the safety of the animals of the sanctuary. Last night I got information by radio that the rhinos are moving out of the wildlife reserve."
Villagers in the area helped the rangers rescue the animals.