Some Rare and Endangered Species found In Assam

As I am so in Love with Wild Animals and Coming from a Place like Assam admiring Nature makes much more sense I guess..So When I see the Wild getting depleted day by day I can’t stop myself but think how Humans have become cruel day by day then again I realize we Human now-a-days don’t even care for other Humans and the Question of caring animals doesn’t make any sense…What Say?

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Endangered Species

Endangered Species

Here I give the list of some Rare and Endangered Wild Animals found exclusively in Assam and Other Parts of North -East India¬†though some are also found in very small quantity in other parts of India…

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  1. One Horned Rhino-Being the fifth largest land animal their population has depleted to just 3500 and around 2500 of them is found in Assam.Best Place to see them–Kaziranga National Park.

    One horned Rhino

    One horned Rhino

  2. Bengal Tigers-These Endangered Species is our National Animals though native of Sunderbans in West Bengal,these are largely found in Assam also.Best Place to see them–Manas National Park.

    Bengal Tiger

    Bengal Tiger

  3. Hoolock Gibbon-Generally found in the entire North East India,their main concentration is in Assam.Best Place to see them-Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary.

    Hoolock Gibbon

    Hoolock Gibbon

  4. Gee’s golden Langur-Simply the¬†Golden langur, is an¬†Old World monkey¬†found in a small region of¬†western Assam¬†and in the neighboring foothills of the¬†Black Mountains¬†of¬†Bhutan.¬†It is one of the most endangered primate species of India.Best place to get a Glimpse of them-Umananda Temple,Guwahati

    Golden Langur

    Golden Langur

  5. Pygmy Hog-An endangered species of small wild pig family,the smallest and rarest Pig,it was found in India,Nepal and Bhutan but slowly with time they are now confined only to Assam with a population of around 250.Best place to see them-Manas National Park.Pygmy Hog
  6. Hispid Hare-Commonly Known as Assam Rabbit,these creatures look so cute, a rare and threatened species that lives amid tall grasslands,their population is relatively low.Best Place to see them-Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Hispad Hare

    Hispid Hare

  7. Assam Roofed Turtle-A rare species of Turtles found in Assam .Best Place to see them-Diphlu River,Kaziranga National Park.

    Assam Roofed Turtle

    Assam Roofed Turtle

  8. Rufous-necked Hornbill-A species of Hornbill generally found in North Eastern India.They have become endangered as their numbers are gradually decreasing around 10000 distributed over entire North East India.Best Place to see them-Manas National Park,Assam and Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh.

    Rufous Hornbill

    Rufous Hornbill

  9. White-winged Duck-The Largest species of Duck,generally live in stagnant or slow-flowing natural and artificial wetlands, within or adjacent to evergreen,deciduous or swamp forests,on which it depends for roosting and nesting,usually in tree-holes.Best Place to see them-Nameri National Park,Assam

    white-winged-duck

    White Winged Duck

  10. Bengal Slow Loris-The Bengal slow loris is nocturnal and arboreal, occurring in both evergreen and deciduous forests. It prefers rainforests with dense canopies, and its presence in its native habitat indicates a healthy ecosystem.,It is the only nocturnal primate found in the northeast Indian states-Manas National Park and Kaziranga National Park,Assam.

    Slow Loris

    Slow Loris

So What do you think about these Creatures,aren’t precious enough to be saved…By the Way all the above Species are included in the Endangered List of IUCN(International Union for Conservation of Nature)

North East India-Contd..

Part II:- Assam Tourist Places

My Previous Post described about the NE’s largest city and in this post I will try to bring up the other places of interest in rest of Assam. So,Let’s move out of Guwahati now and roam to other exquisite places of Assam.For nature lovers Assam and the entire NE has lot more to offer than one could ever think of.There is lots of Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks and each one of them is very well connected with Guwahati¬†and Assam Forest Department provide all sorts of facilities and recreational activities Here is the list of the must visit Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks:-

  • Kaziranga National Park-Famous for one-horned rhino and also famous for Bengal Tiger with home to Elephants,Swamp Deer,is at a distance of 280 kms from Guwahati and takes about 6-7 hours.Jeep and Elephant Safaris are provided for tourist.

    Kaziranga

    Kaziranga

  • Manas Wildlife Sanctuary:-An UNESCO world heritage site famous for Project Tiger reserve,Elephant reserve and Biosphere reserve.The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the¬†Assam Roofed Turtle,¬†Hispid Hare,¬†Golden Langur,¬†Pygmy Hog¬†and Indian Rhino. Manas is famous for its population of the Wild water buffalo.Tourist interest includes¬†Elephant Rides,Jeep Jungle Safari,Manas Nature Trails And Treks,River Rafting,Bird Watching.Distance from Guwahati is around 180 kms and generally takes around 4-5 hours.

    Manas National Park

    Manas National Park

  • Pobitora National Park:-¬†It is popular for Deers and Rhinos. Situated in the famous Magical village of Mayong in the Marigaon¬†district of Assam in India.It has a dense population of The Great Indian one-horned Rhinoceros and also famous for Migratory birds.It is around 60 kms away from Guwahati and takes about 1.5 hours.

    Pobitora National Park

    Pobitora National Park

  • Majuli:-The largest river island in Assam with around 500 sq.kms of area.There are many Satras(Socio-religious institutions) defining traditions of Assam and Cultural entity of the tribes,rare species of migratory birds.Majuli is around 490 kms away from Guwahati,to reach Majuli one has to goto Jorhat which is 310 kms away and from there use the inland transport system to reach Majuli.It takes about 8 hours to reach Majuli from Guwahati.
    Majuli Hut

    Majuli Hut

    Majuli Travel

    Majuli Travel

    Majuli Serene

    Majuli Serene

  • Haflong Hill:-¬†This hill station is very popular among tourists as it is one of the most scenic destinations in the North Eastern part of India. This hill station is located a small distance away from¬†Silchar, and can easily be reached.It is around 310 kms away fro m Guwahati and takes about 6 hours to reach.

    Haflong

    Haflong

  • Sivasagar:-The ocean of lord Shiva formerly known as Rangpur¬†was the capital of the¬†Ahom Kingdom¬†from 1699 to 1788.This town’s main feature is the water body from which it gets its name.This is a 257-acre (1.04 sq.km) tank also called Borpukhuri¬†dug by Ahom King,at a higher elevation than the rest of the town,with three temples(“Doul”s inAssamese) on its banks.Its Monuments like Talatal Ghar,Kareng Ghar,Rong Ghar,Siva Doul,Vishnu Doul are of main tourist attractions.It is around 370 kms from guwahati and takes about 7-8 hours to reach.

    Sivasagar

    Sivasagar

Best time to visit Assam is between October to April as the weather during this period is mild and moderate with pleasant sunny days and cool nights.This is all about Assam Tourism.In the next coming post I will move out of Assam and write about other NE States.Hope you guys liked my post,if there is any suggestion or questions please do comment.

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The Indian Rhino-Our Pride

Indian RhIndian Rhinoinoceros-Also known as ‘The Great One-Horned Rhinoceros’ widely found in North-Eastern India’s Assam state and some areas in the foothills of Himalayas.Also listed as a vulnerable species meaning they are in the danger of Extinction or Endangered Species.

Generally found in The Kaziranga National Park,Pobitora Nationa Park and now some being transferred to Manas Tiger Reserve.Due to high concentration of Rhino in Kaziranga they are now being shifted to other protected areas.

Now the serious part-What if such a Beautiful creature become extinct?Have we Guys ever Rhino Kazirangathought about that.No one is bothered about their existence,they make us proud,India proud.

Through this blog post I want to raise awareness among the People on India and Especially among the people of NE to come up together and try to stop the atrocities happening on them not only them but all the other beautiful wild creatures.

Indian Government along with Assam Government are doing there bit which I suppose is not enough and I think being citizen of India we hold responsibility to do our bit too especially when the so-called ‘Rhino’ species is about to extinct.

Few days ago going over the net I found about the India: IRV2020

This programme is specially designed with an aim to increase the Rhino population to 3000 by the year 2020 which is a very good initiative by Assam Government and WWF  in fact this project can become a huge success if we the citizen and locals offer a helping hand and co-operate with Government and WWF.

The main aim of the IRV2020 is:-

One horned Rhino

  • To improve security in all rhino areas in Assam
  • To expand the distribution of rhinos to reduce the risk of catastrophes
  • To the concentration of Rhino in one place i.e. transferring them to other protected areas.

According to recent census Rhino population is on the rise with over 2200 Rhino found in Assam,though poaching activity is there but compared to earlier days such activity has come down with tremendous effort from Assam Government and the locals.

With more and more effort from the Government Of India and Assam,with help of the local people’s,and creating more and more awareness among the citizen of India I believe we will be able to keep our pride-The Rhino in a nourished way.