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Dihing Patkai becomes Assam’s 7th National Park

Date: 11 June 2021 Tags: National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary
  • The State government has notified Dihing Patkai as a National Park, four days after creating the Raimona National Park in western Assam’s Kokrajhar district.
  • Assam now has the third most National Parks after the 12 in Madhya Pradesh and nine in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • The five older National Parks in the State are Kaziranga, Manas, Nameri, Orang and Dibru-Saikhowa.
  • Kaziranga and Manas are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are also tiger reserves along with Nameri and Orang.
  • Dihing Patkai is located in eastern Assam’s Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts is a major elephant habitat and 310 species of butterflies have been recorded there. The park has 47 species each of reptiles and mammals, including the tiger and clouded leopard.