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India rhinos: Rescued calves adjust to life after floods

Baby rhinos drink milk in their new paddock Image copyright Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Image caption The baby rhinos receive a welcome drink in their new paddock

Eight rhino calves rescued from floods in India's Kaziranga national park in July and August are slowly being reintroduced into the wild.

Wildlife officials have placed the calves into a makeshift paddock as part of a "stabilisation process" to get them used to their surroundings.

They will be released into the park once they are four years old.

Kaziranga is one of the world's most important wildlife parks and home to the highly endangered one-horned rhino.

Image copyright Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Image caption File photo of a baby rhino being rescued during the floods
Image copyright Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Image caption The rhinos will be reintroduced into nature so that they can eventually survive in the wild on their own

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