Rhino Attacks Vehicle on Highway

January 19, 2012 - Guwahati, India - In the second incident within a week, a rhino strayed out of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) and attacked a vehicle on National Highway 37 in Upper Assam's Golaghat district on Thursday, official sources said.

The full-grown male rhino strayed out of the park along the animal corridor and attacked the vehicle which was substantially damaged though none of the three passengers were injured.

The rhino was, however, injured as blood stains were found on the car but it moved back into the park.

The vehicle was on its way to Golaghat from Guwahati. This is the second incident of a rhino straying out of the park within a week with the animal injuring two persons in neighbouring Jorhat district on Tuesday.

The one-horned rhinoceros come out of the Park in Golaghat district, lost its direction back and moved 45 km away into Jorhat district.

Being chased by people the pachyderm entered Napomua village, about 15 km from Jorhat town, and attacked two farmers injuring them. Source Report