Things You Didn’t Know About Kaziranga National Park (Video)

By Pratyosh Gogoi

When we think Kaziranga, we think the one-horned Rhino.

Obviously, the endemic animal is the jewel of Kaziranga’s crown, the national park boasts of a plethora of other animals that make up for its vivid ecosystem.

Nestled across three districts of the North-Eastern state of Assam, the National Park encompasses a humongous stretch of land, water bodies and an immaculate network of trails within it. People from all over the world come to see the famous one-horned rhinoceros in the park and the park has been the studio to various documentaries about the animal.

Kaziranga was conceived in 1904 when Lady Curzon urged her husband, Lord Curzon, to do something about the dwindling population of rhinos in the area. She was on an excursion and couldn’t see a single rhino in the area.

The national park is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and houses two-thirds of the world’s population of the one-horned rhinoceros.

However, Kaziranga has more to offer than the rhino. Kaziranga is home to the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. Two of the largest snakes in the world, the reticulated python and rock python, as well as the longest venomous snake in the world, the king cobra, inhabit the park.

Kaziranga also has the largest number of wild Asiatic Buffaloes in the world. The same goes for the Eastern Swamp Deer. It is home to a variety of migratory birds, water birds, and game birds. Birds such as lesser adjutant, greater adjutant, black-necked stork and Asian Openbill stork migrate from Central Asia to the park during winter.

Undoubtedly, this century-old park has an aura and exuberance of its own enabling it to travel through the passage of time- only coming back stronger after every adversary, may it be the devastating floods or the menace of poachers.

Would you like to share your opinion and discuss more on the matter? Then add us on Snapchat and we could hit up an interesting conversation. Click the link below to add Economy Decoded on Snapchat.

ED – The Youth Blog on Snapchat

Other Recommendations:

Cycling Amongst The Birds In Bharatpur: We LivED It With This Picture Story

Winternship Partners:
Love Matters India is an online platform that provides blush-free information and news about sexuality and sexual health for 18 to 30-year-olds in India. They are the first bilingual (English and Hindi) sexual health website in India with open, honest and non-judgmental attitude towards all topics related to love, sex, relationships and everything in between. Don’t forget to follow them on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.
SheThePeople is a video story telling space that inspires women, strengthens their efforts, exchanges leadership ideas, fosters networking and reinforces their ability to contribute to growth. Through their special videos on SheThePeople.TV they are presenting the modern Indian woman a platform to discuss and share the challenges faced by this up-tapped leadership community. Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
Twitter brings you closer to what you care about. Get on an exclusive chat with Twitter’s Aneesh Madani through ED. Follow him @aneeshmadani.
The Harvard US India Initiative aims to empower the youth and promote awareness about India’s most pressing issues. Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook. 
Social Samosa is the only online publication reporting trends, insights and breaking stories on social media marketing.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here