Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary : 7th National Park in Assam
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Assam has declared Dehing-Patkai as its 7th National Park.
Earlier on June 5, 2021, Raimona National Park was declared as the 6th National park in the state.
Assam now has the third most National Parks after the 12 in Madhya Pradesh and nine in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, forest officials said.
The five older National Parks in the State are Kaziranga, Manas, Nameri, Orang and Dibru-Saikhowa.
Kaziranga and Manas are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are also tiger reserves along with Nameri and Orang.
Species found in Dehing Patkai:
The area is home to elephant, hoolock gibbon, tiger, slow loris, leopard, golden cat, clouded leopard, fishing cat, sambar, marble cat, sloth bear, hog dear, and several bird species, including the endangered state bird, the White Winged Wood Duck.
To date, 47 reptile species, 47 mammal species, and 310 butterfly species have been recorded in the area.
Raimona National Park:
The Raimona National Park is within the Bodoland Territorial Region.
The area of the park includes the northern part of the notified Ripu Reserve Forest, which forms the western-most buffer to the Manas National Park that straddles the India-Bhutan border.