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Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve

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 Source: TH

Three persons in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve have been arrested for capturing and consuming a rare species of freshwater turtle inside the one-horned rhino habitat.

About Kaziranga National Park:

  • Located in the State of Assam and is the single largest undisturbed and representative area in the Brahmaputra Valley floodplain.

International Status:

  • It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
  • It is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International.

 

Important Species Found:

  • Home of the world’s most one-horned rhinos. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has the highest density of one-horned rhinos in the worldand the second-highest number of Rhinos in Assam after Kaziranga National Park.
  • Much of the focus of conservation efforts in Kaziranga is focused on the ‘big four’ species— Rhino, Elephant, Royal Bengal tiger and Asiatic water buffalo.

 

Rivers and Highways:

  • The park has the Diphlu River running through it.