Tuesday, 8 November 2011

IN PICS: Assam's Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary opens for tourists - Rediff.com News

A Great Indian one horned rhino at the Pobitora Wildlife. Pobitora is famous for the highest density of Great Indian One Horn Rhino within 42sqkm.
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As the autumn has set the stage for the winter to rule the atmosphere in the picturesque North East India's hills and valleys, enchanting destinations in the region are ready to welcome visitors in the coming tourists' season. K Anurag reports.

While the captivating rhino abode in Kaziranga National Park was thrown open for the tourists on October 28, three days ahead of the schedule, two other most-visited wildlife protection areas -- Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Manas National Park -- in the state were opened for tourists from Saturday.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has the highest density of the rare one-horned rhinos on the planet. The 38 square kilometers park with a core area of 22 square kilometers have 84 one-horned rhinos s per the last headcount carried out in 2009.

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