Kaziranga

Kaziranga

 

a national park in India, in Assam State. The park was founded in 1908 to prevent the extermination of the rhinoceros. The area was 52, 000 hectares in 1970. On the boggy left bank of the Brahmaputra River there is high grass and sparse tree and shrub vegetation. In 1966 there were about 400 rhinoceroses, 375 wild elephants, 550 buffalo, 20 gaurs, 250 marsh deer, 300 sambars, more than 4, 000 hog deer, 100 muntjacs, 30 bears, 20 tigers, and 12 leopards in Kaziranga. Elephants are used for trips in the park, which until 1968 was a preserve.

REFERENCE

Gee, E. Dikie zhivotnye Indii. Moscow, 1968. (Translated from English.)
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Summary: Morigaon (Assam) [India], Aug 1 (ANI): The water level at flood-hit Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Kaziranga National Park has started receding with the sustained efforts of the forest department to provide relief to the animals residing there.
Summary: About 80 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park and 95 camps are underwater.
Most of the Kaziranga National Park, home to the rare one-horned rhino, was underwater, authorities in Assam said, adding that four people drowned on Monday.
Assam's Kaziranga National Park, home to the endangered one-horn rhinoceros, has been flooded.
Wildlife officials said over 80 percent of the Kaziranga National Park has been submerged in the floods.
The monsoon may bring respite from the scorching heat, but for the rangers and animals at Kaziranga National Park it also brings danger as poachers take advantage of greater camouflage and flooding.
On their itinerary was avisit to the Kaziranga National Park, which homes tigers and elephants, where they enjoyed a Jeep safari and a traditional festival.
The Kaziranga National Park that they were visiting at the time was gravely affected.
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While the last census of the one-horned rhinos was ere carried out in 2012, the department had undertaken another rhino census in 2014 after devastating floods had affected the whole of the state, particularly the Kaziranga national park.
by Agence France-PresseA wild elephant crosses a highway in search of dry land after floods hit Kaziranga National Park in Assam on August 25, 2014.