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Carcasses of 5 rhinos found in KNP

By Correspondent

KAZIRANGA, July 17 - Although the flood situation in Kaziranga National Park is improving slightly but 85% of park area is still under flood water, said Divisional Forest officer of Kaziranga Ramesh Kumar Gogoi. Five carcasses of rhinos have been recovered, out of which four rhinos had died due to drowning during the current wave of flood in Kaziranga.

Meanwhile, the two-year-old Royal Bengal tigress which was rescued from Bagmari area day before yesterday by a joint team of Kaziranga National Park authority and CWRC has been released into the wild in Haldhibari area near Kohora early this morning.

Official report released by Kaziranga National Park authority said that at least two buffaloes had died, out of which one was a case of drowning and the other one due to natural death.

Sixty-eight hog deer had died along with two swamp deer during the current of flood in Kaziranga.

Meanwhile, water of Brahmaputra river in Dhansirimukh was maintaining a falling trend along with Numaligargh and Neemati ghat of Jorhat.

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