Assam Floods, Landslides Death Toll Nears 100, Over 75 Animals Die in Kaziranga
The flooding has turned out a huge problem for wild animals. So far, more than 75 animals have died in Kaziranga National Park. More than 80% of Kaziranga National Park is submerged. According to the Kaziranga National Park Authority, so far four rhinoceros have drowned, while 61 deers, five wild boars, two buffaloes have also died. Moreover, the forest workers and the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation have rescued more than 120 wild animals. Many videos of animals trapped in the flood are also going viral on social media. A video shows how a tiger is standing inside a goat shed to save itself from drowning in the flood.
A video can be seen clearly of how a herd of elephants is trying to cross floodwater to climb up to a safer place.
A sub adult tiger has entered inside a goat shed in Kandolimari Village (Agartoli Range) to escape flood. Committee is constituted to monitor the situation on regular basis. Utmost care is being taken to ensure safety of both people and Tiger. @ParimalSuklaba1 @GolaghatPolice pic.twitter.com/kBV7uvtK57— Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve (@kaziranga_) July 13, 2020