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A 10-day-old injured elephant calf was rescued from the Udmari village in Assam.(ANI)

10-day-old injured baby elephant rescued from Assam village

Nagaon, Assam | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 09:10 AM IST
The baby elephant had been left behind by its herd and was trapped in a mud puddle.
A limited number of jeep safaris will be allowed at a time and the vehicles’ tyres will be sanitised after each trip.(PTI)
A limited number of jeep safaris will be allowed at a time and the vehicles’ tyres will be sanitised after each trip.(PTI)

Assam’s Kaziranga national park to open for tourists from October 21: Know the guidelines

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 04:07 PM IST
All five national parks and 18 wildlife sanctuaries in Assam, including Kaziranga, which usually remains shut for around five months annually due to floods, were closed in March following the Covid-19 outbreak.
A one-horned rhino inside Kaziranga National Park.(Photo: KNPTR)
A one-horned rhino inside Kaziranga National Park.(Photo: KNPTR)

Ending longest shutdown, Assam’s Kaziranga national park to open for tourists

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 03:23 PM IST
The park popular for rhinos, was shut for over 7 months due to Covid-19, floods
Rhinos at Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve.(HT Photo)
Rhinos at Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve.(HT Photo)

Over 3,000 hectares added to Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve in Assam

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 11:15 PM IST
The new additions will aid the movement of tigers from Kaziranga to other parks.
A rhino calf, that got separated from its mother, being rescued by forest personnel and veterinarians at Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve.(HT Photo)
A rhino calf, that got separated from its mother, being rescued by forest personnel and veterinarians at Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve.(HT Photo)

Rescue, treatment and release of animals an annual ritual in Assam’s Kaziranga during floods

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 08:03 AM IST
This year, 172 animals including rhinos, tigers, pythons, king cobras have been rescued till date.
A tiger at the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Corbett National Park. The six tigers are being relocated from Kaziranga to Buxa as these two reserve forests have similar habitats, the official said.(AP/ File photo)
A tiger at the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Corbett National Park. The six tigers are being relocated from Kaziranga to Buxa as these two reserve forests have similar habitats, the official said.(AP/ File photo)

Bengal’s Buxa reserve to get 6 Royal Bengal tigers from Kaziranga

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 02:21 PM IST
The six big cats are being brought from Kaziranga National Park in Assam, Chief Wildlife Warden Ravikant Sinha told PTI.
The poor tiger status in Indravati, Udanti-Sitanadi and Achanakmar was related to the poor law and order situation in these areas, the report indicated.(HT Photo)
The poor tiger status in Indravati, Udanti-Sitanadi and Achanakmar was related to the poor law and order situation in these areas, the report indicated.(HT Photo)

Mizoram’s Dampa and West Bengal’s Buxa have no tigers left: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 02:36 PM IST
Corbett Tiger Reserve has the largest population of tigers with about 231 tigers, while Bandhavgarh, Bandipur, Nagarhole, Mudumalai and Kaziranga each had more than 100 tigers, according to the Status of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey in India report for 2018.
A total of 2,525 villages are reeling from the effects of the rising waters of the Brahmaputra, among its other tributaries, which have affected 1,15,515.25 hectares of crop.(ANI Photo)
A total of 2,525 villages are reeling from the effects of the rising waters of the Brahmaputra, among its other tributaries, which have affected 1,15,515.25 hectares of crop.(ANI Photo)

Assam floods claimed 89 lives, affected 26 districts: Report

Guwahati | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2020 06:10 AM IST
According to the flood report by the (Assam State Disaster Management Authority) ASDMA on Wednesday, Barpeta, Dibrugarh, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Tinsukia, among other districts have been severely affected by the floods in the state affecting 26,31,343 people.
Five deaths due to drowning-2 in Morigaon district and one each in Barpeta, Lakhimpur and Goalpara-were reported during the day.(PTI)
Five deaths due to drowning-2 in Morigaon district and one each in Barpeta, Lakhimpur and Goalpara-were reported during the day.(PTI)

Nearly 4 million people still affected in Assam floods; 5 more deaths reported

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2020 08:07 PM IST
According to a bulletin issued by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 3,218 villages and localities in 27 of the state’s 33 districts are still affected by flooding.
The one-year-old female rhino calf which was rescued after separating from its mother due to floods in Kaziranga National Park at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) located near the park.(KNPTR)
The one-year-old female rhino calf which was rescued after separating from its mother due to floods in Kaziranga National Park at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) located near the park.(KNPTR)

Two more rhinos die due to flooding in Assam’s Kaziranga; total goes up to 5

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 12:07 PM IST
According to a bulletin issued by the park authorities on Thursday, 90% of the park -- spread over 430 square kilometres (km) -- is submerged, and 99 of the 223 forest camps are inundated, including six that have been vacated.
Forest personnel and veterinarians rescue a two-year old tigress that had strayed out of Kaziranga national park due to floods.(NKPTR)
Forest personnel and veterinarians rescue a two-year old tigress that had strayed out of Kaziranga national park due to floods.(NKPTR)

Forest officials rescue tigress which strayed out of flood-hit Kaziranga national park

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2020 08:52 PM IST
Over 100 wild animals including a one-year-old rhino calf affected by floods rescued
Every year as floods ravage Kaziranga, the park’s animals including elephants, rhinos, and tigers cross the nearby national highway to find safety in the hills of adjoining Karbi Anglong district.(HT Archive/For Representational Purposes Only)
Every year as floods ravage Kaziranga, the park’s animals including elephants, rhinos, and tigers cross the nearby national highway to find safety in the hills of adjoining Karbi Anglong district.(HT Archive/For Representational Purposes Only)

Two rhinos drown to death as flood waters submerge Assam’s Kaziranga national park

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 01:44 PM IST
Kaziranga authorities informed on Wednesday that carcasses of a male and a female rhino were found on Tuesday at Tinimukhuni Nallah and Miikrjan Tongi areas in the central range of the park.
A one-year-old female rhino calf that got separated from its mother due to flooding in Kaziranga National Park was rescued by forest personnel on Tuesday.(Kaziranga National Park)
A one-year-old female rhino calf that got separated from its mother due to flooding in Kaziranga National Park was rescued by forest personnel on Tuesday.(Kaziranga National Park)

Assam flood situation worsens; 33 lakh people in 28 districts affected

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2020 07:55 PM IST
Nine deaths due to drowning were reported during the day taking the number of fatalities this season to 59. Over 44,000 uprooted by flooding are taking shelter in 517 relief camps in the affected districts.
Villagers cross a flooded area on a boat at Bagmari village near Kaziranga in Nagaon district on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Villagers cross a flooded area on a boat at Bagmari village near Kaziranga in Nagaon district on Monday.(PTI Photo)

6 more dead as floods worsen across Assam

Hindustan Times, Guwahati/Patna | By HT Correspondents, Guwahati/patna
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 12:16 AM IST
Floods also continue to wreak havoc in North Bihar districts as most of the rivers originating from Himalayan regions of Nepal have been maintaining rising trends.
A sub-adult tiger which came out of the Kaziranga National Park on Monday (July 13) to escape flood waters taking shelter under a goat shed in a village near the park.(Photot Credit: Kaziranga National Park)
A sub-adult tiger which came out of the Kaziranga National Park on Monday (July 13) to escape flood waters taking shelter under a goat shed in a village near the park.(Photot Credit: Kaziranga National Park)

Tiger takes shelter in goat shed as Assam’s Kaziranga national park gets flooded

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar |Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Photos and a video of the tiger taking shelter under the shed as water level rose and covered most of its body soon went viral on social media. Forest officials reached the spot and monitored the situation, allowing the big cat to rest at the spot without disturbing it.
The Kanchanjuri animal corridor in Kaliabar area of Assam’s Nagaon district. The building under construction can be seen in the background(Sourced)
The Kanchanjuri animal corridor in Kaliabar area of Assam’s Nagaon district. The building under construction can be seen in the background(Sourced)

RTI activist flags construction in Kaziranga animal corridor in violation of SC order

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 10:57 PM IST
The complainant said that the illegal construction was going on in the Kanchanjuri animal corridor of the Kaziranga National Park and tiger reserve in violation of a Supreme Court order issued in April last year.
Villagers row a makeshift raft through a flooded field to reach a safer place at the flood-affected Mayong village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam on June 29, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Villagers row a makeshift raft through a flooded field to reach a safer place at the flood-affected Mayong village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam on June 29, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

24 killed, 1.3 million affected as flood hits 25 of 33 districts in Assam

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 07:54 AM IST
More than 1.3 million people in the affected districts have been hit by flooding. Barpeta, South Salmara and Nalbari were the worst affected districts. Nearly 27,500 people have been uprooted by floodwaters and are taking shelter in 273 relief camps in 12 districts.
The carcass of the two-year-old tiger was found inside the Kaziranga National Park on Friday.(HT Photo)
The carcass of the two-year-old tiger was found inside the Kaziranga National Park on Friday.(HT Photo)

Another tiger carcass found in Assam’s Kaziranga; fourth death this year

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar| Edited by: Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2020 11:45 AM IST
Kaziranga was declared a tiger reserve in 2006 and with 121 Royal Bengal Tigers, it has one of the highest density of the species in the world.
This is the second tiger death reported in the Assam’s Kaziranga National Park this year.(HT File Photo)
This is the second tiger death reported in the Assam’s Kaziranga National Park this year.(HT File Photo)

Carcass of tigress found in Assam’s Kaziranga; death likely due to infighting

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2020 10:52 AM IST
Kaziranga, which is the largest habitat of one-horned rhinos, is home to a total of 121 Royal Bengal Tigers.
This is the first instance of rhino poaching in Kaziranga this year.(Sourced)
This is the first instance of rhino poaching in Kaziranga this year.(Sourced)

After lull of 13 months, poachers kill rhino in Assam’s Kaziranga; steal horn

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar| Edited by: Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2020 10:35 AM IST
Discovery of eight empty shells of an AK-47 assault rifle at the spot where the rhino’s carcass was found have led forest officials to suspect the role of some local insurgent groups, who are in possession of such sophisticated arms.
Kaziranga gets flooded every year forcing the animals in the national park to move towards hills in Karbi Anglong district.(PTI Photo)
Kaziranga gets flooded every year forcing the animals in the national park to move towards hills in Karbi Anglong district.(PTI Photo)

Assam conservationists oppose move to construct more highlands in Kaziranga

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 08:22 PM IST
Centre had asked Assam to make more highlands to save animals during floods
The rhino calf was found outside Kaziranga National Park boundary on Sunday.(Kaziranga National Park)
The rhino calf was found outside Kaziranga National Park boundary on Sunday.(Kaziranga National Park)

Baby rhino gets separated from mom in Assam’s Kaziranga; efforts underway to reunite both

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2020 02:05 PM IST
The one-month-old calf got separated from its mother around Sunday in the Deopani area near the park
The minister said the work on DPR is expected to be over within the next two months. Once that is done, the tender process would begin and work on the project is expected to start from the next year.(HT image)
The minister said the work on DPR is expected to be over within the next two months. Once that is done, the tender process would begin and work on the project is expected to start from the next year.(HT image)

Longest flyover to protect wildlife at Kaziranga planned

GUWAHATI | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 11:58 PM IST
At 35km in length, the flyover will have three segments, the first segment will be around 18km. It will be the longest in India — more than the length of the PVNR Express Highway in Hyderabad, which is 11.6km long.
A herd of wild elephants crossing National Highway 37 at Kaziranga in Assam.(HT PHOTO)
A herd of wild elephants crossing National Highway 37 at Kaziranga in Assam.(HT PHOTO)

Flyover at Kaziranga to cut down vehicular threat to wild animals

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2019 09:34 AM IST
This year, 17 animals, mainly deer, were killed by speeding vehicles while crossing the highway in Kaziranga. The flyover is expected to reduce animal fatalities.
One-horned rhinos rest on a highland in the flood affected area of Kaziranga National Park in Nagaon district in Assam.(REUTERS)
One-horned rhinos rest on a highland in the flood affected area of Kaziranga National Park in Nagaon district in Assam.(REUTERS)

In photos, rhinos, tiger flee to higher ground in flood-hit Kaziranga

Guwahati | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 01:10 PM IST
Wild buffalos running in floodwaters, exhausted rhinos resting on patches of land and elephants crossing a road were some of the unusual sights as rangers raced to reach animals struggling in the waters.
While the immediate job now is to rescue people and animals (livestock and those in the wild) in the flood-hit regions as quickly as possible, the long-term work -- ensuring availability of adequate drinking water, food, clothes, and medicines; rehabilitation; and rebuilding critical infrastructure such as roads -- will also have to be done at a rapid pace(PTI)
While the immediate job now is to rescue people and animals (livestock and those in the wild) in the flood-hit regions as quickly as possible, the long-term work -- ensuring availability of adequate drinking water, food, clothes, and medicines; rehabilitation; and rebuilding critical infrastructure such as roads -- will also have to be done at a rapid pace(PTI)

India needs a long-term strategy on floods

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 09:41 PM IST
The government must go beyond rescue and rehabilitation to prevent devastation
The photograph of a Royal Bengal tiger lying on a bed at a house near Kaziranga national park in Assam is being widely shared on Twitter.(Wildlife Trust of India/Twitter)
The photograph of a Royal Bengal tiger lying on a bed at a house near Kaziranga national park in Assam is being widely shared on Twitter.(Wildlife Trust of India/Twitter)

Tiger chooses ‘bed n breakfast’ to escape floods in Assam’s Kaziranga

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 03:25 PM IST
The Wildlife Trust of India that was providing constant updates on the situation said they will wait until dark to give the tiger a safe passage from the house to the forest.
Villagers transport food grains and animals on a boat in Burha Burhi village of Gauhati on Monday.(Photo: AP)
Villagers transport food grains and animals on a boat in Burha Burhi village of Gauhati on Monday.(Photo: AP)

Wildlife in Kaziranga takes a hit, people in vicinity hang by a thread

Hindustan Times, Kohora (Assam) | By Sadiq Naqvi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2019 12:00 AM IST
At least 17 animals have died due to rain-related incidents since last week in and around Kaziranga National Park. Over 95% area of the park is submerged though the water has started receding.
Floods inundated nearly 85% of the Kaziranga park in 2017 and claimed the lives of nearly 400 animals, including 31 rhinos.(PTI File Photo)
Floods inundated nearly 85% of the Kaziranga park in 2017 and claimed the lives of nearly 400 animals, including 31 rhinos.(PTI File Photo)

Food, vets at ‘highlands’ to protect Assam’s Kaziranga animals from floods

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 09:32 AM IST
Park authorities have created 33 highlands, artificially constructed elevated spots, where small and large animals are expected to take refuge when flood waters submerge most of the park’s area.
The decomposed body of the tiger was found in the Baruntika area of the 430sqkm- park’s Kohora range on Wednesday. The animal is suspected to have died nearly two weeks ago.(PTI/FilePhoto/ Representative Image)
The decomposed body of the tiger was found in the Baruntika area of the 430sqkm- park’s Kohora range on Wednesday. The animal is suspected to have died nearly two weeks ago.(PTI/FilePhoto/ Representative Image)

Infighting kills Royal Bengal Tiger in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park

Guwahati | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 02:49 PM IST
A post mortem examination carried out by experts verified infighting as the cause of death. The carcass, which was found intact, was burnt in the presence of forest officials, wildlife activists and others.
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