Kaziranga National Park – India

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Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park lies in the flood plains of the Brahmaputra River within two districts of Assam, Golaghat and Nagaon. It is flat country with elephant grass and shallow swamps interspersed with large patches of semi-evergreen forest. In addition to grasses and forests, the Kaziranga National Park has swamps which are full of water lilies, lotus and water hyacinth, adding to the beauty of the park’s natural landscape. Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its success in the conservation of one horned Indian Rhinoceros. Kaziranga National Park is also home to 14 other species of threatened mammals.

Wildlife of Kaziranga National Park

Indian Wildlife at Kaziranga National Park

Mammals found in Kaziranga National Park include One horned rhinoceros (rhinoceros unicornis), wild buffalo (bubalus bubalis), indian elephant (elephas maximus), royal bengal tiger (panthera tigris), indian wild boar (sus scrofa), eastern mole (talpa micrura), pangolin (manis crassicaudata), indian gaur (bos gaurus), swamp deer (cervus duvauceli), sambar (cervus unicolor), barking deer (muntiacus muntjak), white browed gibbon (hylobates hoolock), hog deer (axis porcinus), capped langur or leaf monkey (presbytis pileatus), rhesus macaque (macaca mulatto), assamese macaque (macaca assamensis), leopard (panthera pardus), sloth bear(melursus ursinus), indian porcupine (hystrix indica), fishing cat (felis viverrina), jungle cat (felis chaus), large indian civet (viverra zibetha), small indian civet (viverricula indica), indian gray mongoose (herpestes edwardsi), small indian mongoose (herpestus auropunctatus), bengal fox (vulpes bengalensis), golden jackal (canis aureus), common otter (lutra lutra), chinese ferret badger (melogale moschata), hog badger(arctonyx collaris), ganges and indus river dolphin (platanista gangetica), orange-bellied himalayan squirrel (dremomys lokriah), and asiatic black bear (selenarctos thibetanus).

Tigers at Kaziranga National Park

Some of the birds found in the Kaziranga National Park include Crested Serpent Eagle, Palla’s Eagle, Grey Headed Fishing Eagle, Greater Adjutant Stork, Bar Headed Geese, Whistling Teal, Ferruginous Pochard and Grey-headed lapwing. The solitary snipe and Goliath Heron, although extremely rare and endangered, have been reported here.

Reptiles of the Kaziranga National Park include Black krait (bungarus niger), bengal cobra (naja kaouthia), banded krait (bungarus fasciatus), common kukri snake (oligodon arnensis), checkered keelback watersnake (amphiesma stolata), common or long-nosed vine snake (ahaetulla nasuta), copperhead trinket snake (elaphe radiata), common krait (bungarus caeruleus), king cobra (ophiophagus hannah), pit vipers (trimeresurus spp.), rock python (python molurus), russel’s viper (vipera russellii), reticulated python (python reticulatus), rat snake (ptyas mucosus), striped keelback (amphiesma stolata), Assam greyish-brown gecko (hemidactylus garnotii), assam olive-brown skink (mabuya multifasciata), assam greyish-brown gecko (hemidactylus garnotii), common bengal monitor (varanus bengalensis), common indian skink (mabuya carinata), dotted garden skink (lygosoma punctata), indian water monitor (varanus salvator), light-olive assam garden lizard (calotes emma), ticticky house gecko (hemidactylus frenatus), tuckto gecko (gecko gecko), Assam roofed turtle (kachuga sylhetensis), brown roofed turtle (kachuga smithii), brown hill tortoise (manouria emys), gangetic or indian softshell turtle (aspideretes gangeticus), indian roofed turtle (kachuga tecta), indian tent turtle (kachuga tentoria), indian eyed turtle (morena petersi), indian peacock softshell turtle (aspideretes hurum), indian flapshell turtle (lissemys punctata), indian black turtle (melanochelys trijuga), keeled box turtle (pyxidea mouhotii), malayan box turtle (cuora amboinensis), narrow headed softshell turtle (chitra indica), spotted pond turtle (geoclemys hamiltonii), oldham’s leaf turtle (cyclemys oldhami), and Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus).

Some species of fishes found in Kaziranga National Park include Aorichthys seenghala, Anabas testudineus, Amblypharyngodon mola, Amphipnous cuchia, Bagarius bagarius, Catla catla, Chanda nama, Channa amphibia, Channa orientalis, Channa marulius, Channa punctata, Channa striatus, Cirrhina mrigala, Clarius batrachus, Colisa lalius, Colisa fasciata, Gudiusia chapra, Glossogobius giuris, Heteropneustes fossilis, Labeo bata, Labeo calbasu, Labeo rohita, Labeo nandina, Labeo gonius, Mastacembelus armatus, Mystus bleekeri, Mystus cavasius, Mystus menoda, Mystus vittatus, Nandus nandus, Notopterus chitala, Notopterus notopterus, Ompak pabo, Puntius ticto, Puntius sarana, Rasbora daniconius, Rasbora elenga, Salmostoma bacaila, Tetraodon cutcutia, Utropiichthys vacha, and Xenentodon cancila.

Tiger eating buffalo at Kaziranga National Park , India

Kaziranga National Park – More Information

Kaziranga National Park is in the Nagaon District

Welcome to Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park is a World Heritage Site with the UNESCO

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