KAZIRANGA, Aug 18 - With the receding of flood water level in Kaziranga National Park, more and more carcasses of wild animals including a Royal Bengal Tiger from the Kaziranga National Park was found by the forest staff.
According to a reliable sources from the western Range of Bagori, a carcass of a matured Royal Bengal Tiger had been found by the forest staff at Daflang anti-poaching camp area under the western range of Bagori of Kaziranga National Park today at around 4 pm. Along with it, the carcasses of an elephant calf and three rhinos has been found by the forest personnel in Bagori range. Of these three rhinos, two were calves, sources added.
The carcass of the Royal Bengal Tiger would be burnt as per the standard protocol said the forest sources.
Earlier, today at Burapahar Tea Estate, a wild buffalo had attacked seven female tea garden labourers who were on duty. Later, three of them had been rushed to Jakhalabandha hospital for treatment and four were treated at a local hospital here. One of them has been shifted to Tezpur, said Range Officer of Bagori Range, PK Bora. He said an amount of Rs 40,000 has been released for the treatment of these injured labourers. If necessary more amounts would be released, said the Range Officer.
According to information received from Kaziranga Forest department, till today 208 wild animals were reported dead during this flood in Kaziranga National Park, with 38% park area still inundated with flood water. A total of 68 number of anti poaching camps were still inundated. As of today, 15 rhinos, 4 elephants, 169 hog deer, 9 sambars and 4 wild boar died due to drowning during this flood in Kaziranga.
Meanwhile, there has been a food scarcity inside the forest of Kaziranga as most of the vegetation were not fit for the consumption even though flood water was in a receding mode.