13 animals die in Assam's Kaziranga National Park due to flood
Guwahati: Owing to flood caused by incessant rains, 13 animals have died, and three animals were rescued in Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve, Assam. Around 70 per cent of the park, spread across 430 sq km, submerged due to floods.
Among 13, 9 animals are hit by vehicles, one animal drowned to death and three animals died due to other reasons.
As per reports, four hog deers are dead till Monday morning due to drowning, attacks by villagers and accidents while crossing the National Highway-37 that passes through the reserve.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma ordered that heavy vehicles are kept off the road passing through the national park until significant improvement in the flood situation.
Kaziranga National Park is the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is inhabited by the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds.