A five-month-old baby rhino is currently recovering after being rescued and now being cared for at The Chitwan National Park.
“The baby rhino was rescued by a team of National Park authorities after it received a call about a hurt calf in the western area of the park.
Officers found found the Baby male rhino abandoned and injured.
The baby was taken to the parks, medical facility and after an examination, it was discovered that the little calf was attacked by a crocodile.
Due to the extraordinary care at his Chitwan's rehabilitation facility the young rhino’s health is improving and is expected to continue to do so under regular medical supervision.
The baby rhino was named “Mayure” as that was the name of the place from where he was rescued. A dedicated caretaker has been assigned to take care of Mayure, who is seemingly loving his new human family.
The baby rhino happily plays with the caretaker and understands his general gestures while roaming in the grassy enclosure.
“We provide him with milk in the morning, whereas cornflakes and fruits are fed to him in the afternoon. He is especially fond of bananas. As with human babies, we feed him with milk again in the evenings,” Binod Darai, Technical Officer and caretaker of Mayure.
Darai added, “I have a wonderful relationship with him. He is motherless so I feel very happy to be able to take care of him as his surrogate parent. He is very accepting of me.”
“We are trying to build a new natural structure in a surrounding to let Mayure adjust to a new environment,” Park Coordinator Pokharel said. For some time, we will try to keep him away from human contact and interaction. We are expecting him to be wild again soon.”
The Nepalese government has been praised for eradicating the poaching of rhinos for two straight years, although last September a rhino tragically died after being shot multiple times by a poacher.
Due to the strong monitoring of the rhinos utilizing modern technology in ongoing conservation operations, however, the numbers of the endangered rhinos have been growing in the region in recent times.