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Assam to set up special group to protect rhinos of Pabitora

Post by Admin,May 28,2019.
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Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary harbors the highest density of Rhino in the world and second highest concentration of Rhino in Assam after Kaziranga National Park.

  • Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in the flood plains of River Brahmaputra in the district of Morigaon and about 45 kms from Guwahati, the capital of Assam, India.
  • 90 plus rhinos are surviving on merely 16 square kilometre area of the park. Pobitora has exceeded its rhino-bearing capacity and is overpopulated. Thus Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary harbors world's highest density of rhinoceros.
  • Besides rhinoceros, the other mammals found are Leopard, Leopard cat, Fishing cat, Jungle cat, Feral Buffalo, Wild pigs, Chinese pangolins etc.
  • In winter, Pobitora becomes a birder’s heaven, with thousands of waterfowl thronging the wetlands.
  • Pobitora can be divided into three distinct categories: forest, grassland and water bodies or beels.