Indian vets attempt to save dehorned rhino
on 26/09/2012 08:32:53
The wounding of the one-horned rhino by poachers sparked outrage in the north-eastern state of Assam.
Footage of the bleeding rhino with its horn removed and a cut to its ear was broadcast on local television.
The state's head wildlife warden, Suresh Chand, said the animal had fled the floods in the Kaziranga National Park for a highland across a busy road where trailing guards lost track of it.
An estimated 2,500 of the world's 3,000 one-horned rhinos live in the park.