Fauna in Kaziranga

Located on the banks of mighty river Brahmaputra Kaziranga is an Indian National Park and world heritage site declared by UNESCO. Sprawl over an area of 430 square kilometers with its marshlands and tall elephant grass making it a perfect habitat for Indian one-horned Rhinos and Asiatic Elephants. The vast open country of the Kaziranga is a home to the many other exotic wildlife species that makes this national park one of the most sought after destinations for the wildlife buffs. Since the maximum area of the park is easily accessible so one could closely see the herds of wild elephants roaming around. It gives you a c.hance to view animals in their natural habitat at close quarters and thus the rich fauna of Kaziranga coverts your trip into the rewarding experience.

The most picturesque wildlife parks of India; Kaziranga is blessed with the significant breeding population of 35 species of mammals, of which 15 are kept in the red list of threatened species by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). Apart from this park has been awarded with the distinction of being an ideal home to the 1,855 Rhinoceros, 1, 666 Asiatic Water Buffalo and 468 counts of Eastern Swamp Deer. A sound population of large herbivores including elephants, Tiger, Gaur and Sambar also resides in dry deciduous and tropical forest of the Kaziranga. It becomes a part of Tiger Reserve Project in 2006 and as per the 2000 census report Kaziranga has the highest density of tigers in the world. It is said that one can spot a tiger per five square kilometers. Some of the mother known species found are Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat and Leopards. The rich families of small mammals include the small Indian Mangoose, Civets, Golden Jackal, Bengal Fox, Hispid Hare, Gray Mangoose, Chinese Pangolin, Sloth Bear, and Indian Pangolins etc. Nine out of Fourteen Primate species found in India leaves in the Kaziranga National Park. The floodplain of Brahmaputra Rivers is also a home to the endangered Ganges Dolphins.

Kaziranga is also a paradise for an ornithologist's where they can find a great number of avifauna species. It has been recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the Wildlife International. The presence of numerous water bodies of Kaziranga makes ideal shelter to a variety of migratory birds, water birds, Scavengers, Predators and gaming birds. More than 450 species of these beautiful creatures can be seen in the park. Some of them are Black-necked Stork, White-fronted Goose, Greater Adjutant, Ferruginous Duck, Lesser Adjutant, and Asian Openbill stork that migrate from Central Asia to the park during winter.