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Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National park is in Assam, India and is famous as the home of the rhinoceros.


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1 Understand 1.1 History 1.2 Landscape 1.3 Flora and fauna 1.4 Climate Kaziranga is one of the oldest National parks in India and it is the largest habitat for Indian single-horned rhinos (rhinoceros unicornis). Kaziranga is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. History Kaziranga National Park was said to be first recognized around 1940, but was established in 1974. Landscape Flora and fauna An one horned rhino at Kaziranga National Park Kaziranga hosts a rich and diverse population of almost 42 species of fish, 9 species of amphibians, 27 species of reptiles, more than 491 species of birds and 35 species of mammals. Among the larger mammals, there are almost 86 tigers (2000 census), 1048 elephants (2002 census), 2048 rhinos (2009 census), 1431 buffalo (2001 census) and 486 swamp deer. Kaziranga also houses more than 546 species of flora. Kaziranga is said to have about 86 tigers, which is the highest density of tigers in the world (1 every 5 km², 2000 census) Visitors seldom see tigers due to the dense, tall grass. The rhinoceros is the real star of the park. Kaziranga also has one of the very last populations of truly wild Asian water buffalo, but even here there are many feral descendants of domesticated water buffalo, and hybridization occurs. The park is also the last haven for greater adjutant storks, with fewer than one hundred nesting pairs. Climate Climate is typically tropical. Varies from very hot and humid in summer (April to June) and cold nights and warm days in winter (from November to January). Kaziranga gets flooded by the water of Brahmaputra almost every year, during monsoon. The rainy season prevails from June to August. During rain, Kaziranga becomes inaccessible. Best time to visit Kaziranga is in September - October or February/March.

Kaziranga National Park