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Orang National Park, Assam

Situated within the Darrang and Sonitpur districts of Assam, the Orang parkland isunfold across 78.81 sq kilometre of land and has a noteworthy historical tale of however it had been shaped. What began as a land abandoned by the tribes because of the unfold of a plague has currently remodeled into an area that even provides shelter to the rare one-horned rhinoceros and also the critically vulnerable Pygmy Hog. The parkland is encircled by the Brahmaputra on the north. several (believed to be) unreal water bodies may be found within the park that are thought of as remains of the previous tribe that left ages agone. Withal, the park currently boasts of an exquisite landscape that pulls tourists from everywhere. Apparently, the landscape of this Assamese parkland is therefore like the Kaziranga parkland that Pongo pygmaeus is usually referred to as ‘Mini Kaziranga’.


Climatic Conditions

Orang parkland experiences sutbtropical monsoon throughout the months of might to Sep. Throughout the summer season the temperature will reach up to 30˚C on a hot summer afternoon,whereas the climate is pleasant throughout morning and night. throughout winters, the temperature will fall to 5˚C within the morning. Average temperature stays within the vary of 15˚C to 25˚C. Humidity varies between sixty six to ninety fifth.

Wildlife & Vegetation

1. Animals
Orang National Park is home to a variety of mammalian species including the rare Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros and the critically endangered Pygmy Hog (small wild pig). Other mammals that can be found here include the Royal Bengal Tiger, Wild Buffalo, Asiatic Elephant, Wild Boar, Leopards, Jungle Cat, Rhesus Macaque, Small Indian Civet, Otter, Gangetic Dolphin and many others. More than 50 species of fishes are also found here.

2. Reptiles
Turtles and Snakes including python and cobra are the predominant reptilian visitors of the Orang National Park.

3. Birds
Orang National Park hosts a large population of migratory birds each year. The threatened Bengal Florican is also found here. Other avian fauna that can be spotted in Orang include spot billed pelican, wooly necked stork, mallard, pallas’s fishing eagle, rudy shelduck, black necked stork, kingfisher and woodpecker to name a few.

4. Vegetation
The Park comprises of swamps and grasslands and is mainly composed of alluvial flood plains. Orang boasts of rich vegetation consisting of various kinds of forests, aquatic and non-aquatic plants adding to the scenic beauty of the place. Water hyacinth, Bombax Ceiba, Imperata cylindrica are some of the plant species that can be found here.

Image by Firdaus Mahaditomato umlaut under CC License.


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