Assam flood update, India:— Norbert Elekes (@NorbertElekes) July 16, 2020
- People died: 80+
- People affected: 4.8 million
- Villages affected: 4,766
- Relief camps: 487
- Animals rescued: 170
- Animals died: at least 66 pic.twitter.com/6jFP3ZvM9M
Even animals have been forced out of their natural habitat due to the floods.
Speaking of which, a video of an exhausted rhino sleeping or rather resting on National Highway-37 in Assam's flood-hit Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve has gone viral.
The video was posted on Twitter by the national park itself.
Even passers by didn't disturb the animal. They quietly drove passed it. Police officials made sure people drove their vehicles as slowly as possible.
This is heart wrenching.. their houses are taken away and the Kaziranga team are doing their best m sure to save them❤️❤️ more power n blessings to this innocent animals https://t.co/kvgz1fAg7B— Jyotic (@jyotic89) July 18, 2020
Tired rhino resting on the highway, police on vigil. Love is in the air. Kaziranga, Assam,India. @narendramodi @moefcc @down2earthindia @WWF @WWF_DG @AzzedineTDownes @nytimes @WSJ @Telegraph @BBCBreaking @CNN @chicagotribune @washingtonpost— PRANJAL K SARMA (@pranjal773) July 18, 2020
we need to be extra Cautious to safeguard our Wilds from Poachers. Definitely our Cops & Kaziranga staffs are doing Fabulous job day on day. Kudos for that. Prayers for everyone's Safety🙏🙏— Pawan Sharma (@PawanSharmazz) July 18, 2020
Man it's a tough job out there! Wish you guys all the power & strength.— Thirsty (@Krishankj) July 18, 2020
Rhino can not charge because it is weak and exhausted after walking, running, swimming in search of safer area in Assam floods. Those guys, who are doing their job, know about rhinos better than you or me.— Ron Tyler (@RonTyle60900859) July 18, 2020
Rhino seems very tired, taking rest..— Gayathri 🇮🇳 (@Kannaninradhai) July 18, 2020
Plz Take care of the animals & make aware with others too... And yes please must Drive slow. Hope that all forest officials doing their best..
Hope for the best soon..🙏
According to reports, nearly 80% of Kaziranga National Park has been submerged in water due to the floods.
This heartwarming gesture by the forest officials is winning the internet's heart. And, we salute them for their efforts.