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I found this story on Times Online. Dr. Prasanta Boro, and his wife Phulmoni Gogoi, are veterinarians who run the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation, by the Panbari Forest Reserve and a few miles from Kaziranga National Park in Assam. This couple live in the jungle and take care of the sick and injured wild animals. This is author Siman Barnes’ second visit to the place and he shares his thoughts.

There is an enviable simplicity about it. It is impossible to spend time there without wishing that you, too, were a jungle vet, making animals better, sharing your life with a lovely fellow vet and every now and then seeing one of your charges return to the wild: the ultimate piece of job satisfaction.

It is, perhaps, relevant to ask why wild animals need a vet. There is a simple answer: wild animals also get sick. There is also a more complex answer: many, if not most, of the sick, injured and orphaned animals find their trouble from conflict with human beings. Sometimes this is inadvertent, as with car-strikes on the highway; at other times it is deliberate. Boro showed me some slides of spear-wounded elephants. When humans create trouble, it is relevant for humans to try to mend matters.

A great read!

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