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    21st Jul, 2020
  • 85 % of the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR) remains submerged due to fresh wave of flood in Assam.
  • It is located between the Brahmaputra River and the Karbi Anglong Hills in Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam.
  • Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot.
  • Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
  • Is home to world’s largest population of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros, wild Asiatic water buffalo and eastern swamp deer.
  • Diphlu and Mora Dhansiri are some notable rivers within the park.
  • Two-thirds of the world’s population of one-horned rhinos live in this park. The 2018 census had yielded 2,413 rhinos and approximately 1,100 elephants.
  • In 2006, it was declared a tiger reserve as at that time it has highest density of tigers in all global protected areas of tigers.
  • Recognized as an important bird area by Birdlife International for the conservation of wildlife species.

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