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Baby rhinos rescued from India Assam floods

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Image caption Wildlife officials rescued three baby rhinos

Wildlife officials in India have rescued three baby rhinos from the Kaziranga national park in flood ravaged Assam state.

The two male and one female calves are under observation, officials said.

During floods, hundreds of animals in the park move to the adjacent hills of Karbi Anglong for safety.

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

Earlier a herd of elephants was photographed swimming through the flooded park and crossing a national highway for drier higher ground.

Officials had also rescued seven hog deer from the floods, they said.

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Image caption Being rescued is hungry work
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Image caption The baby rhinos are doing well and are under observation
Image copyright Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Image caption Officials said there are one female and two male rhinos
Image copyright Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Image caption Officials also rescued seven hog deer

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