Kaziranga Flood Kills 199 Animals


The devastating flood in Assam has taken lives of 199 animals in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) including 17 rhinos.

Along with the people, animals have also been affected in the flood that wreaks havoc in the state. As of now, 159 deers, one elephant, two buffaloes and 17 wild pigs have also died in the Kaziranga flood.

In the current year, 64 wild animals have been rescued out of which 57 deers have been relieved after treatment and five deers have died during the treatment.

It has been reported that under the Panbari Conservation and Rehabilitation centre, 2 rhino calves are under treatment. Reports also say that 27 out of 199 camps are still reeling under-water.

The KNP authorities also informed that four camps in Bokakhat beat, 37 camps in Agaratoli range, 51 camps in Kohora range, 38 camps in Bagori range, 12 camps in the Burpahar range and 27 camps in Biswanath range of the park have been submerged by flood-waters.

The officials further informed that a flood monitoring cell and control rooms have been established in all the Range offices and the division office, Bokakhat to regularly monitor flood levels.

Vehicles are also being provided with time cards to provide utmost security to animals from being hunted.

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