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India | Shortage of tranquilizer slowing rhino translocation, other management interventions in PAs

“Watching a rhino get tranquilized is indeed an experience to cherish. It is hard to imagine that such a powerful animal can become so vulnerable too,” says Dharanidhar Boro, an officer on special duty at Manas National park, who has been working with greater one-horned rhinos in India’s Assam state since 1987.


He describes the frenzy as more than 30 trained elephants circle a grazing rhino to try and contain it, and an official with a dart gun, riding atop one of the pachyderms, shoots a drug-laden syringe at the rhino’s rump or neck.


https://news.mongabay.com/2017/11/a-tranquilizer-shortage-is-holding-back-rhino-management-plans-in-india/