The long-term hope is that this days-old rhino will ultimately be released back into the wild, perhaps in tandem with the other rhino also at the sanctuary. "From a monitoring point of view, it is easier to track them if they are radio-collared and released together because, if one of the collars falls off, the team will know there is another rhino close by," said Chaudhury.
In fact, the organizations recently released two male rhinos, "and they have been found moving around Kaziranga together," she added.
For now, this tiny rhino will be continually observed with the hope that he stabilizes. In an email this morning from India, Chaudhury said the rhino's umbilical cord just fell off his body today.
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