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Photojournalist Anuwar Hazarika Shows How Animals Are Witnessing A Major Disaster At The Kaziranga National Park
Wild animals at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam are passing through a major disaster as more than 90 per cent of the park remains under water. The park authority on July 17 said that at least 39 wild animals, including five rhinos, have died in the devastating floods at Kaziranga National Park.
Over 90 per cent of the world heritage site is still under water. As many as 169 forest camps in the national park are still under water.
Among the wild animals, four rhinos, seven hog deer, three wild boar, one elephant and one sambar were drowned in flood waters in the park.
On the other hand, 10 hog deer and one sambar died after they were hit by vehicles on NH37 (new NH715) which passes through the Kaziranga National Park. The wild animals were forced to cross the road to seek shelter in the neighbouring hill areas in Karbi Anglong district.