Assam Floods: Death toll of animals in Kaziranga rises to 110; three more rhino carcasses found
GUWAHATI: The death toll of animals in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) has increased to 110 in the past 24 hours as 27 more animal carcasses, including three one-horned rhinos were found on Friday, July 19.
The total number of rhinos killed by the floods has now gone up to 10.
Further, 77 hog deer died after drowning, being hit by vehicles, during treatment at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) and many died of exhaustion as well.
In addition, seven sambars, six wild boars, five swamp deer, two porcupines, one elephant and one wild buffalo also drowned when the water level in the national park crossed four feet in many places inside Kaziranga.
At present, about 65% of the park and 53 out of 199 anti-poaching camps are still under water.
(Inputs Times of India)