the result of the recent flooding in the national Park in North-East India has killed more than 100 wild animals, including at least eight rare rhinos, reports the Hindustan Times, citing officials of the state of Assam.
In the Park, Kaziranga is home to the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinos in the amount of about 2.4 thousand individuals, who at the turn of the century was on the verge of extinction. This year, monsoon rains flooded nearly 85% of the Park territory, which is included in the world heritage list of UNESCO. Dozens of other animals, including deer, Buffalo, and porcupines have also lost: many were drowned, others suffered from the vehicles when they tried to escape flood waters.
the floods have killed at least 190 people and millions of people in Assam and in Nepal, were forced to leave their homes and became displaced. In Assam heavy rain has flooded thousands of villages. The state government has organized hundreds of camps to shelter the displaced.