KOHORA, April 15 - The British royal couple Prince William and Princess Kate, who looked visibly happy making the trip to Kaziranga, before their departure to Bhutan yesterday assured that they are looking forward to their next trip to the national park and that they would definitely send their children to this part of the world once they grow up.
According to sources in the Kaziranga Forest Department, the royal couple on April 13 made a jeep safari in the park�s western range of Bagori in the morning and had a brief interaction with the frontline forest staff at Bimoli anti-poaching forest camp for about 40 minutes.
Prince William appreciated the role played by forest guards and acknowledged the sacrifice made by these men leaving their families at far off places. Princess Kate wanted to know from guards how they felt during night patrolling. The forest officials let the royal couple know that the guards often had to face conflict with wild animals, including rhino, during patrolling and some of them were even killed by wild animals.
They also interacted with the forest guards regarding their personal experience while dealing with poachers and wild animals as also the measures taken by them to protect the rhinos and other wild species in Kaziranga.
The Prince and Princess after the their jeep safari visited the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), run by the Wildlife Trust of India, at Borjuri near Kaziranga National Park and appreciated the efforts made by the staff and animal-keepers of the CWRC. They also wanted to know how these animals, including rhino and elephant calves, were rescued from different places during floods and other conditions.
While acknowledging the care taken by the CWRC personnel like mothers to these rescued animals, both the Prince and Princess also personally fed milk to some animal calves with utmost joy.
The royal couple later interacted with the villagers of New Ram Terang Goan who had abandoned their original place of living for keeping an elephant corridor intact. The Prince and Princess praised the villagers for their concern for wild elephants. They also visited the elephant clinic centre there and interacted with young children.
The British couple later visited a model village at Panbari and offered their prayer at the local naamghar. They also had a first-hand experience of weaving in a villager�s residence.