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Starting a #thread on #AssamFloods #Kaziranga with this first rescue of a hog deer @action4ifaw @vivek4wild
Follow this thread for more updates on #wildliferescue over the coming days. +
As floodwaters enter fringe villages of #Kaziranga and people move out, #wildlife needs higher ground to be safe. This is where we come in to rescue animals displaced or injured by #AssamFloods with #AssamForestDepartment and @action4ifaw
@vivek4wild @AzzedineTDownes +
Fleeing deer caught on camera by Rabin Sharma depict the state of #wildlife in most parts of #Kaziranga that is expected to go under water by tomorrow #AssamFloods
@action4ifaw @vivek4wild @AzzedineTDownes
With 70% of #Kaziranga submerged and water level still rising, this may be the biggest deluge since 1991.
Our #wildliferescue team #CWRC is on call 24x7 #AssamFloods. @action4ifaw +
Barriers, volunteers and #AssamForestDepartment with civic authorities co-ordinate to enable animals cross to safer ground and we work at #CWRC with @kaziranga_ and @action4ifaw to save displaced and injured #wildlife #Kaziranga #AssamFloods #wildliferescue +
A new day dawns with our team at work through the night around #Kaziranga follow us and retweet for regular updates! #AssamFloods
@vivek4wild @AzzedineTDownes @action4ifaw
@AzzedineTDownes records @rathinbarman on #AssamFloods and #wildliferescue around #Kaziranga . Follow this thread for some animal releases #BackToTheWild after rescue. +
The first of the releases of rescued animals #BackToTheWild and to safe higher ground gives immense joy. #AssamFloods #Kaziranga #wildliferescue many more coming! +
More rescues and releases of #AssamFlood affected hog #deer -our #veterinarian @samshulwildvet also educates locals arnd #Kaziranga not to capture deer @action4ifaw @AzzedineTDownes +
It's a new day at #Kaziranga and with the park flooded and parts of the highway under water, our intrepid team uses rafts to get to #wildlife in distress. #AssamFloods #wildliferescues with #AssamForestDepartment @vivek4wild @AzzedineTDownes @action4ifaw +
Water levels have reached that in 2017 #AssamFloods and 90% of #Kaziranga is under water. Our team on lookout for #wildliferescue @action4ifaw @AzzedineTDownes @vivek4wild +
When water eliminates human #wildlife boundaries around #Kaziranga, team @action4ifaw #WTI work with #AssamForestDepartment on #wildliferescue #AssamFloods @kaziranga_ @arunvigneshcs @vivek4wild @AzzedineTDownes +
This young #elephant was found wandering alone at NorthBank #AssamForestDepartment. An older 'kumki' elephant guided it #BackToTheWild in Behali RF. See this thread & follow us for all updates on our work during #AssamFloods #WildlifeRescues @vivek4wild @HCL_Foundation
Hog deer are the biggest casualties each year in #Kaziranga #AssamFloods. Here our vets @samshulwildvet & @panjitbasu13 treat deer before releasing them #BackToTheWild but distressing to see many cases brought dead due to speeding vehicle hits. Highway closed=safer crossing. +
The rescued #rhino is stabilising at our #wildliferescue centre #CWRC at #Kaziranga #AssamFloods +
2nd baby #rhino separated from its mother was rescued fm a house by @wti_org_india @action4ifaw @kaziranga_ #AssamForestDepartment & brought to #CWRC. This partnership of 18+years has rescued > 5500 animals fm distress. @vivek4wild @AzzedineTDownes @deespeak
This baby rhino in a backyard behind the bushes had to be tranquilised by our vet @samshulwildvet before it could be rescued from the water and Brough to #CWRC #Kaziranga #AssamFloods
Proud of our team @wti_org_india @action4ifaw working with @kaziranga_ to #savewildlife
A good shower after being pulled out of flood waters, veterinarian to examine for injuries and a time for stablisation at the #wildliferescue centre #CWRC run by @wti_org_india and @action4ifaw with #AssamForestDepartment
Life of a rescued #babyrhino #Kaziranga #AssamFloods
Waters receding after 95% submergence of #Kaziranga led to large mammals needing rescue. Two baby #rhinos are admitted to #CWRC. We work with @kaziranga_ and @action4ifaw to rescue, rehabilitate & send #wildlife #BackToTheWild.
#JustIn our vet @samshulwildvet is making plans with #AssamForestDepartment @kaziranga_ to tranquilise a #tiger that has entered a house and is relaxing on a bed! #AssamFloods bring in unusual guests! #Kaziranga Zoom in to see #OMG wish them luck! @action4ifaw @deespeak
Our vet @samshulwildvet is on a mission to tranquilise this #tiger to get him out of bed! Anyone else see the irony? 😆 #AssamFlood #Kaziranga ☝this thread is all abput good work done @vivek4wild
@action4ifaw @VishalDadlani @deespeak @_AdilHussain @DevrajSanyal +
A Billion Choices says the bag but this #tiger chooses bed n breakfast to escape #AssamFloods. Our team @wti_org_india @action4ifaw with @kaziranga_ working to ensure safe passage to the #forest #Kaziranga @vivek4wild @AzzedineTDownes +
The #tiger was spotted nxt to the highway at 8:30 am, moving fm the park, just 200 m away, on its way to Karbi hills abt 500 m across the National highway. Probably disturbed, he jumped across the wall of a scrap garage & took refuge in the dark room. #AssamFloods #Kaziranga +
This is a dhaba across the house where the #tiger is sheltered. It has to traverse this stretch of the road and dhaba to reach the forest you see behind. Highways and settlements block the animals' #RightOfPassage. @vivek4wild @action4ifaw @AzzedineTDownes @deespeak #AssamFloods
A shout out to new followers and those following our #AssamFloods #Kaziranga updates, our team is on location w @kaziranga_ & will #waituntildark to give the #tiger a safe passage from the house to the forest. @fayedsouza @protectwildlife @bahardutt @prernabindra
As the sun goes down, our team with @kaziranga_ prepares to block the highway and clear the area to provide a safe passage to the tiger. Fingers crossed! #AssamFloods #Kaziranga @vivek4wild @action4ifaw
A difficult operation that needed utmost patience & co-ordination by @kaziranga_ #AssamForestDepartment, our veterinary team & local people. The story doesn't end here. As flooding intensifies each year, education, awareness of people & preparedness of ground staff is critical.
Thank you @fayedsouza and @MirrorNow for helping #AssamFloods reach a wide audience! #Kaziranga needs all the help we can muster
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