Over 1000 Eastern Swamp Deer Recorded in Kaziranga
A World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park in Assam has recorded a rise in the population of Eastern Swamp Deer. According to reports, the latest survey conducted by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) estimated 1129 Eastern Swamp Deer in the National Park.
Locally called Dal Harina, the Eastern Swamp Deer has only one habitat left for them in the form of Kaziranga National Park. A four-day census that concluded on May 6, estimated 1129 with 328 adult males, 569 adult females, 122 yearlings and 110 fawns. M K Yadava, Director, Kaziranga National Park informed that the last year’s census estimated 854 swamp deer.
Eastern Swamp Deer is a sub-species of deer, which is on the verge of extinction in the country. This sub-species is amongst the five big mammals species found in Kaziranga National Park. The other big four mammal species are one-horned rhino, elephant, wild buffalo and tiger.
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