Nadu, Andhra Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh, Himachal
Pradesh in North India, Assam, Bengal,
Sikkim in East India
Kaziranga National Park gears up for safe migration of
Kaziranga National Park authorities have put up barricades
to slow down vehicles to ensure safe passage for migrating
animals. Heavy downpours during the monsoon season submerge
almost 40 percent of the park, posing a grave threat to
animals. The animals traditionally cross over to the Karbi
Anglong Hills, situated in the southern part of the park,
in search of food and safe shelter. To reach this destination,
animals have to cross the National Highway No. 37, which
is known as the migratory corridors. "During flood's wild
animals migrate from the National Park towards the southern
boundary. At that time vehicles knock down some animals.
But this time we have put up barricades to slow vehicles
to 40 kilometers per hour," said D.P. Boro, District forest
officer, Kaziranga Forest Range. Park authorities have
also deployed round the clock security cover to prevent
poaching. Last year, animals fled to the higher reaches
waters of the River Brahmaputra flooded most of the park.
Kaziranga is home to more than half of the world's population
of one-horned rhinoceros.