Assam: Tiger spotted at Raimona National Park

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Assam: Tiger spotted at Raimona National Park
Assam: Tiger spotted at Raimona National Park

Guwahati: A tiger was spotted at Assam’s 6th National Park ‘Raimona National Park’ on Monday by forest authorities.

Taking to the Twitter, the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) Pramod Boro wrote, “Overjoyed to inform that a tiger was spotted at Raimona National Park by forest authorities yesterday. I am grateful to Hon’ble CM Dr. @himantabiswa for declaring Raimona as the 6th National Park in Assam. His effort is bearing fruits.”

Responding Boro’s tweet, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “ What a sight to behold! Glad to see our national animal making a comeback in Raimona. Will do more to conserve the big cats in our forests.”

The Raimona National Park located in Kokrajhar district, covered 422 square kilometres.

On the occasion of World Environment Day, June 5, 2021, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced the creation of Raimona National Park.

It has high biodiversity with as many as eleven different forest types and subtypes. The sal (Shorea robusta) bearing forest was brought under systematic scientific management during 1875-76.

The area has a good population for ‘Golden Langur’ (Trachypithecus geei), Elephant, Tiger, Clouded Leopard, Wild Buffalo, and more than 150 species of butterflies, 170 species of birds, and 380 species of plants were recorded in the area.

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