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One Horned Rhino at Kaziranga National Park

Rhinoceroses are herbivorous animals, having a thick skin on their body and large in size. Popularly known as 'rhinos', these animals are found mostly in African and South-Asian countries. A one horned rhino can be found in India owing to brilliant conservation measures undertaken by authorities. These animals have very sharp hearing capability and a strong sense of smell, by which they can easily find their companions. They go around searching for food when the environment is a bit cooler to avoid heat of the afternoons. Whenever there is a rise in temperature, they lie submerged in water to avoid exposure to extreme heat. In the past few years, many rhinoceroses have been killed for their horn and other parts that have a high demand in certain countries. In order to prevent their extinction, many of their existing population have been moved to wildlife reserves where they enjoy a safe habitat.

Kaziranga is a place in India where nearly two-thirds of world’s rhinoceroses reside. Their conservation work was pioneered by Mary Victoria Leiter Curzon, also known as Lady Curzon, who visited this region in the year 1904. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site which has been highly successful in conserving the animal. This protected area has become an integral part of Assam tourism in recent times, as it gets large number of visitors every year. Rhinos have an ideal environment in Kaziranga, where there are vast expanses of grasslands and water bodies. Wildlife safaris are conducted during tourist seasons to help visitors in watching these animals closely. These safaris or guided tours are conducted with the help of jeeps or elephants. Several restrictions have been placed to protect this wildlife reserve from getting polluted or causing any kind of disturbance to its wild animals. Many tourists extend their support in several ways for improving conservation process and creating more employment opportunities. Due to such activities, population of rhinos has increased to a considerable extent over the years. What attracts visitors most is the sight of rhinos that can be found in several areas of this wildlife sanctuary.

Attempts have been made to improve travel and tourism in this region by increasing facilities offered for tourists. As a result, visitors to Kaziranga National Park can find great places for having a comfortable stay during their tour of this wildlife sanctuary and its surrounding regions. There are several choices in hotels and resorts around Kaziranga, where well-furnished rooms are available at reasonable rates. These rooms are fully equipped with all basic facilities and also include modern amenities to ensure a luxurious stay for tourists. Some of the resorts also organize guided tours to Kaziranga for their guests at convenient timings. These tours or safaris can enable them to sight their favourite Indian rhinoceroses and other wild animals moving around freely in the region. For those who are longing for some delicious cuisines during their tour, some of these resorts or hotels have multi-cuisine restaurants that include popular dishes as well as some local delicacies.

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