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2 rhinos killed in Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park: Two rhinos are killed in Kaziranga National Park close to Burapahar Range on Wednesday. This year almost twenty Rhinos are killed till the date as compare to the last year 38 rhinos were killed.

Their is huge demand for rhino horns which sells for minimum 1 crore at international market. According to the latest census there were 2,329 rhinos at park. Recently Assam Government introduce the remote-controlled Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to keep watch on the poachers. But I guess that too not sufficient to protect the park from poachers and hunters.

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About Kaizranga National Park - 

UNESCO designated Kaziranga National Park as a World Heritage site in December 1985. Almost two third of rhinos are stayed at Kaziranga National Park only. The park remained closed between June and October because of heavy rainfall. This is may be main cause for poaching as less security during on Monsoon. Kaziranga National Park is witness many visitors around the world.

Kaziranga National Park - Fact Files

Kaziranga National Park is situated at Assam is inhabited by the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds away from any human distraction. Kaziranga National Park is recognized as World Heritage Place by UNESCO on December 1985.  Following are Fact files about the Kaziranga National Park - 


Located at
 Assam, India
Latitude 
 N26 40 0 E93 25 0
National Park Status
 11-Feb-1974
World Heritage  Status
 Dec-1985
Nearest River
 Brahmaputra River
Nearest Hill
 Mikir Hills
Types of Vegetation

·         Alluvial Inundated Grasslands
·         Tropical wet Evergreen forests

·         Tropical Semi-Evergreen Forests
Threatened Mammals

       15  Indian Species –

·        Capped langur

·        Hoolock gibbon

·        Tiger panthera tigris

·        Leopard

·        Sloth Bear

·         Ganges Dolphin

·        Otter

·        Wild Boar

·        Water Buffalo

·        Gaur

·        Sambar

·         Swamp Deer

·        Hog Deer

·        Indian Muntjac

Migratory Birds
More than 100 Species
Reptilian

·         Water Monitor

·         Indian Python
·          Common Cobra

·          King Cobra



Kaziranga National Park Timing -

Elephant Safari

Timing - 5:00 am until 4:00 pm
Jeep Safari

Timing - 7:30 am until 11 am
Timing - 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm
Bird Watching
Anytime in day
Fishing
Anytime in day
Boating
Anytime in day
Best time to visit
December to May
Park Closing
Between June to October

One Horn Indian Rhino 


Total Numbers of Rhino
2,329
Adult Males Rhino
645
Adult Females Rhino
685
as per 2013 census by Assam Government.




Highlight of Assam Tourism - Kaziranga National Park

Assam the north eastern Indian state is the gateway to the other seven states in its vicinity. Assam Tourism is blessed with bewildering landscapes, lush green mountains and grasslands spread on huge patches of land with variety of wildlife stuffed in it which attracts hoards of tourists every year. Assam which is a bowl of mixed cultures and traditions shows cultural richness giving rise to number of colorful fairs and festivals. The folk dances of this destination are really invigorating. The tourist potential of this place is also stored in its incredible wildlife which can be explored in its distinguished National Parks.


It is well known for its incomparable tea, silk, and above all its rich biodiversity. Assam is one of the richest biodiversity zones in the world and consists of riverside grasslands, bamboo orchards, tropical rainforests, deciduous forests and numerous wetland ecosystems. The credit of stopping the deteriorating number of one-horned rhinoceros and conserving them goes to Kaziranga National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other endangered species taking refuge in the jungles of Assam are Deohanh, Bengal Florican, Pygmy Hog, Black-breasted Parrotbill and the Golden Langur. Endangered species with sizable population in Assam are the tiger, elephant, Hoolock gibbon, Jerdon's Babbler and so on to name a few. For the state Bird White-winged Wood Duck, Assam is a globally important area. The state has the largest population of Wild Water Buffalo in the world. It is also known for orchids. The grasslands and wetlands of Kaziranga conserve a large number of birds making it popular as the largest birding ground. It has large number of water birds, migratory birds, scavengers, game birds and predators which prefer to stay in this region. An estimated four ninety five exclusive vanities of birds are said to exist in this park. Since monsoons are heavy in this region the park is kept open from November to April. As per the opinion of the locals February and March are the best months to visit the park even though the temperatures are on the higher side, chances of viewing central attraction the one horned Rhinoceros is more during this time. Another attraction during this period is the week long Kaziranga Elephant festival organized in the Park in February. The best way to explore the park and reach the interiors is by riding an elephant safari. The Park is divided into number of ranges, prefer central range for your elephant safari as it is operated by government staff. Early morning safaris may not be more enjoyable as the visibility is less due to fog in the morning. 


Assam Traditional Dance - Bihu Dance 
With increasing tourist traffic to the Park many hotels and resorts have mushroomed in the region, you are at liberty to select your type of accommodation from the wide range available like Kaziranga National Park hotels, resorts, jungle camps and  river lodges. The fun of enjoying wildlife tour involves the type of accommodation you select. The resorts of Kaziranga located on huge plots of lands surrounded by natural beauty and wilderness of the woods are more preferred type of accommodations. These resorts are well supported by modern facilities and mostly they are located near the park. Experience the thrill of Elephant safari in Kaziranga and the gamut of exploring the wildlife of the region by visiting Kaziranga in Assam.

Kaziranga Tourism Guide

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