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Assam Floods: Wild Animals on the Loose as 80% of Kaziranga Submerged Underwater

India | News18 | July 18, 2019, 10:53 am
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 Assam flood has put the life of wild animals of Kaziranga National Park in danger — and now, more lives are being threatened by another unusual menace: loose wild animals that move out of the national park after the heavy flooding. Animals continue to move towards a safer place as about 80 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park and 95 camps are underwater.<br /><br />Royal Bengal Tiger is taking shelter inside a local resident's house in Bagori, after moving out from Kaziranga National Park. Locals have been alerted after heavy flooding destroyed enclosures at Kaziranga National Park. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Assam flood has put the life of wild animals of Kaziranga National Park in danger — and now, more lives are being threatened by another unusual menace: loose wild animals that move out of the national park after the heavy flooding. Animals continue to move towards a safer place as about 80 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park and 95 camps are underwater.

Royal Bengal Tiger is taking shelter inside a local resident's house in Bagori, after moving out from Kaziranga National Park. Locals have been alerted after heavy flooding destroyed enclosures at Kaziranga National Park. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Tiger can be seen resting inside the house. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Tiger can be seen resting inside the house. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 One-horned rhinoceros and other wildlife are seen at an elevated area following floods due to incessant monsoon rainfall in Kaziranga National Park. (Image: PTI)

One-horned rhinoceros and other wildlife are seen at an elevated area following floods due to incessant monsoon rainfall in Kaziranga National Park. (Image: PTI)

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 Rhinos and an elephant at a highland at the flooded Kaziranga National Park in Nagaon district of Assam. (Image: PTI)

Rhinos and an elephant at a highland at the flooded Kaziranga National Park in Nagaon district of Assam. (Image: PTI)

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 Villagers commute by rowing boats in a flooded village near Kaziranga National Park. (PTI)

Villagers commute by rowing boats in a flooded village near Kaziranga National Park. (PTI)

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 Reportedly, the Tiger is inside this house. The area is cordoned off by the forest officials. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Reportedly, the Tiger is inside this house. The area is cordoned off by the forest officials. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 One-horned rhinoceros seen moving to an elevated area following floods due to incessant monsoon rainfall in Kaziranga National Park. (Image: PTI)

One-horned rhinoceros seen moving to an elevated area following floods due to incessant monsoon rainfall in Kaziranga National Park. (Image: PTI)

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 Flood-affected villagers commute to safer places near Kaziranga National park in Nagaon. (PTI)

Flood-affected villagers commute to safer places near Kaziranga National park in Nagaon. (PTI)

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 A single horned rhino swims through floodwaters in flood-hit Kaziranga National Park in Assam. (PTI)

A single horned rhino swims through floodwaters in flood-hit Kaziranga National Park in Assam. (PTI)

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 A one-horned rhino at the flood-affected Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district of Assam. (Image: PTI)

A one-horned rhino at the flood-affected Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district of Assam. (Image: PTI)

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