Northeast India’s first elephant hospital established at Kaziranga National Park [ Current Affairs ]

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About Kaziranga National Park: Kaziranga National Park is located in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. It is a World Heritage Site. It was declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1985 for its unique natural environment.

  • It includes the two - thirds of one - horned rhinoceroses.
  • The current rhino population in Kaziranga National Park is 2, 401 which are published by the Forest Department under the Government of Assam.
  • Kaziranga is best known for the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world.
  • It was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006.

About the establishment of first elephant hospital:

  • Northeast India’s first special hospital for elephants has been established at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.
  • The hospital was set up at Mark Shand Memorial Learning Centre of Kaziranga National Park.
  • It was initiated by Sir Evelyn de Rothschild who is founding supporter of the UK - based charity Elephant Family.

- Published on: November 23, 2015