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Kaziranga might be one of world’s seven wonders

india Updated: Jul 23, 2009 11:20 IST

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The world famous Kaziranga National Park is just a step away from becoming one of the seven new natural wonders of the world. The park, a world heritage site, housing the highly endangered one-horned rhinos, has made it to the second round of the contest, forest department sources said in Guwahati.

According to the results available here, 77 of the total 440 nominees have made it to round two in as many as seven categories.

They will be eligible for listing as one of the new seven wonders of the world. A total of 28 finalists will vie for the rankings. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was among the first to vote for the park which is done online.

A note from the chief minister’s office has urged the national and the local media to support the state’s cause and ensure Kaziranga makes it to the coveted list of seven new natural wonders.

Thanking the people for their overwhelming support and voting through e-mail, a spokesman of the chief minister’s office regretted that the national and local media have not highlighted the park’s strong points as much as they should to increase its chances.