Flood Duty Keeps Them Away From Affected Kin
The Hindu|July 26, 2019
Flood Duty Keeps Them Away From Affected Kin

Assam’s rescue workers hope for good news from home.

Rahul Karmakar

On July 23, Panjit Basumatary received a message as he waited at Kaziranga National Park’s Bagori Range for the arrival of a rescued rhino calf by boat through the flooded wildlife preserve.

The message was from his home at village Taktara, about 500 km west in Kokrajhar district bordering Bhutan and West Bengal. “We are back in the relief camp,” the message from one of his elder siblings said.

Mr. Basumatary is the veterinarian in charge of the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), about 25 km. east of the Bagori Range office.

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July 26, 2019