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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Card No. 128

Sent to me by my FB friend Rony 'kidromeo' Ghose (রনি ‘কিদরমীও’ ঘোষ) Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is a Wildlife Sanctuary, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve in Assam, India. Located in the Himalayan foothills, it is contiguous with the Royal Manas National park in Bhutan. The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog.Manas is famous for its population of the Wild water buffalo.
The name of the park is originated from the Manas River, which is named after the serpent goddess Manasa. The Manas river is a major tributary of Brahmaputra River, which passes through the heart of the national park. It was declared a World Heritage site in December 1985 by UNESCO. Kahitama R.F. the Kokilabari R.F. and the Panbari R.F. were added in the year 1990 to form the Manas National Park. In 1992, UNESCO declared it as a world heritage site in danger due to heavy poaching and terrorist activities. On 21st June 2011, it was removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger and was commended for its efforts in preservation. Read more

A Capped langur in Manas
Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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