KAZIRANGA, July 24 - The officials and staff of Kaziranga National Park have a reason to cheer and be delighted when a letter from Kensington Palace reached them. It was written by Prince William of England, who recalled his visit to the Kaziranga National Park along with his wife Princess Kate (Catherine) in April 2016, and expressed his concern for wildlife of the national park in the current flood.
Prince William wrote: �Catherine and I were heartbroken to hear about the appalling devastation to Kaziranga National Park and its precious wildlife caused by the very heavy Monsoon flood.
�We have the happiest memories of our visit to Kaziranga in April 2016 and are shocked by what happened.
�The death of so many animals, including one-horned rhino, is deeply upsetting.
�We know from our visit how dedicated all staff in Kaziranga are, caring for the Park�s wildlife and can only begin to imagine what a difficult time this must be.�
Prince William further said in his letter, addressed to Director of Kaziranga National Park P Shiva Kumar, that �Catherine and I greatly admire all work that you and rangers at Kaziranga are doing, risking even your own safety, in rescuing the animals and containing the damages.
�The loss of life and livelihood in Assam as a result of flooding, coming on top of Covid-19 pandemic is deeply upsetting. We offer our deepest condolences to all those affected.
�You are all in our thoughts,� the Prince concluded.