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Kaziranga National Park

Posted on : 17 Jan 2020

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  • Kaziranga National Park represents one of the last unmodified natural areas in the north-eastern region of India.
  • Formed in 1908 on the recommendation of Mary Curzon, the park is located in the edge of the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspots – Golaghat and Nagaon district.
  • The park has recorded one of the highest density of tiger in the country and has been declared a Tiger Reserve since 2007.
  • In the year 1985, the park was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • The park is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for the conservation of avifaunal species.
  • In Kaziranga, mainly four types of vegetation are there, like alluvial inundated grasslands, alluvial savanna woodlands, tropical moist mixed deciduous forests, and tropical semi-evergreen forests. Kumbhi, Indian gooseberry, the cotton tree, and elephant Apple are amongst the famous trees that can be seen in the park
  • The forest region of Kaziranga Park is home to world’s largest population of Indian Rhinoceros. Other animals that can be seen in the elephant grass, marshland and dense tropical moist broadleaf forests of Kaziranga are Hoolock Gibbon, Tiger, Leopard, Indian Elephant, Sloth Bear, Wild water buffalo, swamp deer, etc.

Article Related Questions

  1. Which of the following has been designated to Kaziranga National Park?
    1.Biosphere Reserve
    2.Tiger Reserve
    3.UNESCO World Heritage Site
    4.Important Bird Area
    Select the correct answer using the code given below

  2. 1.1 and 4 only

    2.2 and 3 only

    3.2, 3 and 4 only

    4.1, 2, 3 and 4

    Right Ans : 2, 3 and 4 only

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