News: According to the second wetland bird count, conducted by officials of the Kaziranga National Park, the park has 96 species of wetland birds.
About Kaziranga National Park
- Location: Spread across parts of Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam.
- Major Rivers: Brahmaputra, Diphlu, Mora Diphlu and Mora Dhansiri.
- Perennial wetlands: Sohola (largest), Borbeel, Kawoimari, Jamuguri
- Climate: Tropical Monsoon
- In the year 1985, the park was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
- It is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for the conservation of avifaunal species.
- It houses the world’s largest population of Great One-horned Rhinoceros (IUCN Status- Vulnerable)
- Kaziranga was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006