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Kaziranga National Park:
Kaziranga National Park is a national park in the Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. The sanctuary, which hosts two-thirds of the world's great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site. According to the census held in March 2018 which was jointly conducted by the Forest Department of the Government of Assam and some recognized wildlife NGOs, the rhino population in Kaziranga National Park is 2,413. It comprises 1,641 adult rhinos ; 387 sub-adults ; and 385 calves. In 2015, the rhino population stood at 2401. Kaziranga is home to the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world, and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. The park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. Kaziranga is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for conservation of avifaunal species. When compared with other protected areas in India, Kaziranga has achieved notable success in wildlife conservation. Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot, the park combines high species diversity and visibility.


Stranded rhino immobilised, shifted back to Kaziranga Park [Video]

Stranded rhino immobilised, shifted back to Kaziranga Park

An adult male rhino was immobilised and shifted to Assam State Zoo in Guwahati on January 19. Rhino had strayed out of the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR) on January 16. It was..

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Watch: Rhino strays into a residential area in Assam’s Nagaon [Video]

Watch: Rhino strays into a residential area in Assam’s Nagaon

A rhinoceros was spotted in a residential area in Assam on January 16. The rhinoceros had entered a residential area of Kaliabor in Nagaon district. The rhinoceros is suspected to have strayed out from..

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Watch: Rhino enters residential area of Assam's Nagaon [Video]

Watch: Rhino enters residential area of Assam's Nagaon

A rhinoceros was spotted in Assam's Nagaon district on January 16. The rhino had entered a residential area of Kaliabor which created unrest among people. It likely belongs to the Kaziranga National..

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Assam floods: CM Sonowal visits Kaziranga national park to take stock of situation

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