Discover Wild India presents a short wildlife film Rhino Crossings from Assam.
Best watched in Full HD (1080p) with sound on.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is located just 40 – 45 Kms from the city of Guwahati, which is the gateway to North East India. As per the 2022 State of The Rhino Report by the International Rhino Foundation, Pobitora has an estimated Rhino population of 107 in an area of about 39 sq. Kms which makes Pobitora the best place to see Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros in the wild. These One-Horned Rhinos are found in the wild, only in India, Nepal & Bhutan. Fortunately due to the efforts of authorities & support from local people number of these rhinos is increasing.
More than 100 Rhinos used to live in Manas but the entire population was wiped off by poachers between the late 1980s & early 1990s. However, through the Rhino introduction programme IRV2020 Rhinos were translocated from Pobitora & Kaziranga to Manas between 2008 to 2012. As per IRF 2022 report, the park’s Rhino population is around 40 & growing.
Kaziranga National Park is home to the world’s largest Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros population. As per IRF 2022 report, Kaziranga has an estimated Rhino population of 2613 which is around 65% of the world population. The park’s contribution to saving the Indian one-horned rhinoceros from the brink of extinction at the turn of the 20th century to harbouring the single largest population of this species is a spectacular conservation achievement.
Orang National Park is commonly known as the “Mini Kaziranga” for its resemblance with the landscape of the Kaziranga National Park. As per IRF 2022 report, Orang has an estimated Rhino population of 125. Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros is the state animal & pride of Assam. Rhino is referred to as Gainda in Hindi & Gaur in Assamese. This Rhino’s scientific name is Rhinoceros unicornis. As per IUCN red list, they fall under vulnerable species. Poaching remains a threat, but authorities in India have had great success in significantly reducing poaching, through intense security and strict enforcement of wildlife crime laws.
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