Kaziranga National Park: The Land of the One-Horned Rhinos
Kaziranga National Park is one of the most popular wildlife tourist destinations in Northeast India. It is most well-known for the one-horned rhinoceros and there are about a total of 2400 rhinoceroses in the park, which is the highest in the world. The Kaziranga National Park is situated in the Golaghat, Biswanath and Nagaon districts of Assam, along the river Brahmaputra. Being home to the most exotic flora and fauna, it has been declared as a World Heritage Site. Besides the one-horned rhino, the National Park also has a big population of other wild animals such as the wild water buffalo, tigers, elephants and swamp deer. In 2006, it was announced officially as a Tiger Reserve. It has achieved a considerable amount of success in wildlife conservation over the years.
There are around 480 species of Avifauna in Kaziranga, which is one of the largest numbers for any park in the world, and these include Great and Wreathed Hornbill, Greater Adjutant storks, White-vented Myna, Rufous-vented Prinia Bengal Floricans, Hodgson’s Bushchat, Rufous-vented Prinia, Pale-capped Pigeon, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Black-necked Storks, Swamp Francolin, Jerdon’s Baza, Slender-billed Vulture, Greater Spotted Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Pied Harrier, Pied Falconet, Oriental Hobby, Marsh Babbler, Jerdon’s Babbler, Black-breasted Parrotbill and Finn’s Weaver. Birds like Pelican, Duck, Heron, Black-necked stork, Lesser adjutants, Geese, Hornbill, Ibis, Cormorant, Egret, Ring-tailed fishing eagles etc. are also found in big numbers here.
When it comes to mammals, the Rhino, Wild Buffalo, Tiger, Elephant, and Swamp deer are the largest. The mammalian species here include the Gangetic Dolphin, Flying Squirrel, Sambhar, Chinese Pangolin, Sloth bear, Leopard, Hoodlock Gibbon, Jungle Cat, Hog badger, Hog deer, Capped langur, Hoolock gibbon etc.
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