Rare White Hog Deer Spotted in Kaziranga, Photo Captured by Wildlife Photographer
In the Kaziranga National Park, a rare White Hog was recently sighted. This sighting has piqued the attention and desire of wildlife enthusiasts and environmentalists to visit the Kaziranga National Park in order to catch a glimpse of the majestic beast.
Jayanta Kumar Sarma, a nature and wildlife photographer, photographed the white deer in the Burapahar Range after few locals of that area notified the photographer about the whereabouts of the rare animal.
According to a PTI report, the animal was sighted on Monday along the 12 line area of Amguri Tea Estate in Nagaon's Kaliabor sub-division.
According to Ramesh Gogoi, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Kaziranga National Park (KNP), this particular white deer was seen for the first time, and that it periodically comes out of the park to feed with other brown deer.
The White Colour of the Deer is due to Genetic Mutations, not a Separate Species of Deer
The white colour of the deer is completely genetic, caused by gene mutation, and it is not a separate species of the deer family, according to the DFO.
One or two such rare white hog deer can be spotted among the 40,000 hog deer in Kaziranga, according to Gogoi.
The Kaziranga National Park is home to a variety of wild animal species that are protected by the authorities. Among the diverse range of flora and fauna found there, the National Park is world-renowned for being home to the endangered one-horned rhino species, the only one of its kind found anywhere in the world. Every year, domestic and international tourists flock here to catch a glimpse of the rare one-horned rhino species.
Kaziranga National Park in Preparation for the Coming of the Annual Floods
The Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam is preparing for the impending floods, as it does every year. Despite the fact that it is only mid-June and that full-fledged floods are expected any day now, the park officials are not taking any risks with their preparations. Some low-lying regions inside the Kaziranga National Parks have already been submerged, and jungle treks have also been flooded.
When floods come, the low-lying regions inside Kaziranga National Park are constantly swamped. The wild animals then seek refuge on higher terrain. This is when they are most vulnerable, and the park's forest officers are tasked with guarding the animals 24 hours a day, seven days a week.