About 30 per cent area of Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve is still submerged, according to a report by the park authorities, as 12 districts of Assam still remain affected by flood.
A total of 24 animals have been reported dead in the Kaziranga floods and 5 animals have been rescued. The dead animals include 2 rhinos, 1 water buffalo, 2 swamp deers, 17 hog deers, 1 python and 1 cap langure. Four out of these animals, a rhino and three hog deers, died due to other natural causes, the authorities said.
A total of 1,78,434 animals, both domestic and wild, have been affected by the floods in Assam, according to a flood report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority.
Meanwhile, Pasighat, Dibrugarh, Dhansiri and Numaligarh are now below danger level with water receding in the region. Water in the Nemati ghat area, however, still remains above danger level.
“There is no more flood here and water has receded completely. This is the cumulative data for the current monsoon season,” P Sivakumar, Director of the park told EastMojo.
21 out of the 223 anti-poaching camps in the National park are still submerged under water, he said.
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