“Forward planning…I Like that…shame the other zoo had not thought of it, there wouldn’t have been any deaths if they had!”

GOLAGHAT: As flood waters of the mightyBrahmaputra continue to rise alarmingly, authorities in the Kaziranga National Park have taken steps to protect the animals, including the prized one-horn rhinos, there.

Authorities in the Kaziranga National Park have taken steps to protect the animals, including the prized one-horn rhinos, there

“Of the 168 camps in the park, flood water has affected 36 camps. We have set up a special camp in the northern range of the Park where rescued animals would be released”, Park’s director Sanjib Bora said.

He said that the rising waters of the Brahmaputra had forced many animals to cross the National Highway 37 and flee to the southern side near the Karbi Anglong hills for shelter.

“The district authorities have imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 Cr PC along the highway so that poachers and other miscreants do not get an opportunity to harm the animals”, Bora said.

He further added that vehicles plying on the highway would be issued “time cards” so that they did not loiter for long in the area.

The park remains closed from May till October during the rainy season in Assam.

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