Floods in Assam: Rangers trying best to protect wild animals in Kaziranga National Park


Dispur: The Kaziranga park rangers are trying their best to rescue wild animals and also to protect them from poachers who try to take advantage of the flood scenario.

The World Heritage site, Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve is facing one of the worst floods in decades.

Nearly 95% of the park has been submerged leaving a trail of destruction. Several wild animals have been killed due to the devastating floods.

The floods so far have claimed the lives of 129 wild animals including 14 one-horned rhino, which is only to be found in this part of the world. The park rangers have so far successfully rescued 157 wild animals from the flood waters.

DFO of Nagaon Wildlife division, Ranjith Ram, said the camera has trapped the evidence of successful breeding of tigers in Laokhowa Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary, a buffer of Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve.

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