Assam Floods: 159 animals, including 9 rhinos, killed in Kaziranga National Park

DN Bureau

The park authority and the forest department have also managed to rescue 133 animals during flood time and 111 animals were released after treatment. Read further on Dynamite News:

Nine rhinos among 159 animals dead in Kaziranga Park
Nine rhinos among 159 animals dead in Kaziranga Park


Kaziranga: As many as 159 wild animals, including nine rhinos, have died so far at Kaziranga National Park due to floods in Assam, according to the park authority on Wednesday.

The Field Director of Kaziranga National Park, Sonali Ghosh, said that so far, 159 wild animals have died in Kaziranga National Park due to flooding.

"Out of 159 wild animals, 128 hog deer, 9 rhinos, 2 swamp deer and 2 sambar died after drowning in flood waters. On the other hand, 12 hog deer, one swamp deer, rhesus macaque, and otter-pup died under care. Two hog deer died due to a vehicle hit and an otter (pup) died for other reasons," Sonali Ghosh said.

The park authority and the forest department have also managed to rescue 133 animals during flood time and 111 animals were released after treatment.

"Seven rescued animals, including two rhino calves, and two elephant calves, are now under treatment," Sonali Ghosh said. (with Agency inputs) 










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