BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
Guwahati, July 29: The Kaziranga tiol Park is worst affected in the current floods. About 109 animals of the park lost their lives under different circumstances. In this current wave of floods, 9 rhinos, 2 buffaloes, 3 wild pigs, 7 swamp deer, 83 hog deer and one Hog Badger of Kaziranga lost their lives. Park authorities have so far rescued 22 animals.
During floods, hundreds of animals in the park move to the adjacent hills of Karbi Anglong for safety. Kaziranga is one of the world’s most important wildlife parks and is home to the highly endangered one-horned rhino, elephants, swamp deer and tigers. Kaziranga DFO said the flood situation in the park has slightly improved and all the animal rescue camps have been properly restored. In joint efforts undertaken by the Kaziranga authorities, Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) and local people, 92 animals were rescued from the flooded park and of it, 28 died on their arrival at Panbari-based CWRC. Sources said 47 rescued animals were released into the wild after treatment. Eighteen animals including 8 rhino calves are now under treatment at CWRC at Panbari.