Kaziranga National Park introduces new rules to protect animals escaping floods

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Assam, July 14 (ANI): Authorities in the Kaziranga National Park introduced a ‘time-card’ facility to regulate vehicular movement on a national highway to ensure safety of animals, which have been forced to move to higher ground due to floods. The Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, is home to an estimated 2,500 rhinos out of a world population of some 3,000. However, in order to escape flood the animals have moved to smaller areas of higher ground and become more vulnerable to poachers. They are also facing increasing danger of being hit by vehicles if they take refuge on roads that often run along embankments.

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