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Dehing Patkai wildlife sanctuary

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    9th Jul, 2020
  • The Assam government decided to upgrade Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary into a national park.
  • It is located in the Dibrugarh and Tinsukia Districts of Assam.
  • It was carved out from Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve in 2004.
  • It has three parts: Dirok rainforest, upper Dihing River, and Jeypore.
  • Flora: Deciduous rainforest interspersed with semi-evergreen and lush green flora, the only patch of virgin rainforest in Assam.
  • Fauna: Assamese macaque, Chinese pangolin, flying fox, wild pig, sambar, gaur, giant squirrels etc.
  • It is only sanctuary in India which is home to 7 different species of wild cats: tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, leopard cat, golden cat, jungle cat and marbled cat.

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