Kaziranga National Park Current Affairs

Kaziranga National Park: Rhino population rises marginally

The recent census carried out in Kaziranga National Park, Assam has revealed that there was a marginal increase in the population of the one-horned rhinoceros here.

As per census report, currently there are 2,413 rhinos in Kaziranga National Park registering a marginal increase of 12 rhinos compared to last census. Out of the rhinos spotted, 642 are adult males and 793 are adult females while sex of 206 adult rhinos could not be determined during the census operation.

About Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga national park is located in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam. The park is a home to two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses, which are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red list of Threatened Species.  It was designated with National Park status in 1968 and was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 for its unique natural environment. Kaziranga is also recognized as an Important Bird Area by Birdlife International for conservation of avifaunal species.

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Northeast India’s first elephant hospital established at Kaziranga National Park

Northeast India’s first exclusive hospital for elephants has been established at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.

The hospital was set up at Mark Shand Memorial Learning Centre in Kaziranga National Park. It was inaugurated by Sir Evelyn de Rothschild who is founding patron of the UK-based charity Elephant Family.

About Kaziranga National Park

  • It is located in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam and is circumscribed by the Brahmaputra River.
  • It was designated with National Park status in 1968 and was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 for its unique natural environment.
  • The park hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses which are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red list of Threatened Species.
  • It is also home to large breeding populations of tigers, elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer.
  • Kaziranga is also recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for conservation of avifaunal species.

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