GUWAHATI: A tourist vehicle was chased and attacked by a one-horned rhino in Assam's Manas National Park on December 22.
The incident occurred at the Bahbari Range of the national park.
A short clip of the incident has been doing rounds on social media, wherein an angry rhino can be seen charging towards a tourist vehicle that had entered the park.
With this debates have come up on social media on how humans have taken over the forests, which are the natural habitat of animals, forcing them to step out.
In the video shared on social media, the one-horned rhino is seen chasing the tourist vehicle.
Earlier in a similar incident, a forest guard was critically injured during an elephant attack in the Kharikhana area of Jorasemar Bengali Basti under Lanka Forest Range of Hojai district on Tuesday.
The forest official was identified as Shivajit Sharma who was injured while attempting to chase away a herd of wild elephants. Reportedly, the group of wild tuskers wandered out into villages from the forest in search of food. While a forest team was attempting to chase away the elephants, one of them turned and attacked the team.
Shivajit was injured following the incident but he somehow managed to save his life. He was later rushed to Haji Abdul Majid Memorial Hospital (HAMM) at Hojai.
Over the past few days, the man-animal conflict has been on the rise. There were various reports of elephants attacking people which resulted in the death of the victims.
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