Cattle competing one-horned rhino’s in Assam’s Mini Kaziranga

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  • December 23, 2020
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Cattle competing one-horned rhino’s in Assam’s Mini Kaziranga

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Environment; Biodiversity

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  • Too many cattle are competing against the one-horned rhinos of Assam’s Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, referred to as ‘Mini Kaziranga’ for nutritious food.

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Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary 

  • It is situated in the flood plains of River Brahmaputra in the district of Morigaon. 
  • In 1987, Pobitora was declared a wildlife sanctuary.
  • It harbors the highest density of Rhinoceros in the world and second highest concentration of Rhinoceros in Assam after Kaziranga National Park.
  • It is an Important Bird Area and home for more than 2000 migratory birds and various reptiles.

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