Kate and William in India: Here’s why Kaziranga National Park is just perfect getaway for the Royal Couple

One horned rhinoceroses at Kaziranga
Rhino, Eastern Swamp Dear at Kaziranga
Asiatic water buffalo

India’s flora and fauna is as varied and rich as its geography and culture. There are several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India that are worth visiting to get a taste of its rich and diverse wildlife. But the best of them perhaps is the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. It therefore comes as no surprise that the Royal couple — Prince William and Kate Middleton — will be spending two nights here as part of their India and Bhutan trip.

As British royals head to Indian wildlife park, Rhino killed

A one-horned rhinoceros stands in the Kaziranga National Park

With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge set to visit the world's largest one-horn rhino park in remote northeastern India, conservationists hope the British royals can help raise global alarms about how black-market demand for rhino horns and other animal parts is fueling illegal poaching and pushing species to the brink.

But just days before their Tuesday arrival, park officials said yet another rhino had been poached, bringing the total number of rhinos killed in Kaziranga National Park this year to six.

Rhino future in danger: Report

An Indian rhinoceros lies dead with its horn missing at Kaziranga National Park

Guwahati, March 1: A specialist group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has warned that long-term stability of rhino population in Kaziranga may be in jeopardy if poaching increases and ecological conditions decline.

Out: List of Kaziranga's most wanted

The list of Kaziranga's most wanted poachers is out! Rhino poaching has become rampant recently because of the rising rhino horn price in the international market. A move like this is a major breakthrough step to curb the practice.

Plea to focus on other species also at Kaziranga

Guwahati, Dec. 20: Kaziranga belongs not only to the rhinos but to other species, too.

This is the direction the Wildlife Institute of India has asked the national park authorities to take, paying greater attention to the conservation of tigers and other species.

The institute, in a report on the management effectiveness evaluation of tiger reserves in the country, said the management of Kaziranga tiger reserve was largely rhino-centric and all the attention, efforts and publicity were aimed only at rhinos.

Conservation gets a boost with visit from The Duke and Duchess to Kaziranga National Park, Assam

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake official visits to India and Bhutan from 10-16 April. The tour, being carried out at the request of Her 

Majesty’s Government, will be the first time The Duke and Duchess have visited either country. 

Don't be such a stick in the mud! Mother rhino to her young one

This is the moment when a baby rhino who got stuck in a muddy field in Kaziranga National Park, Assam, North Eastern India was rescued by its mother, who managed to coach and coax it out of the sludge. 

The calf got into a spot of bother as the pair made their way across a muddy field - and when mum realised her calf had fallen behind she dashed to the rescue.

After she coaxes and coached the bewildered baby out of the wet mud, her young one planted a kiss on her nose before they trotted off together into the grass. 


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