Wild Life of Assam

Kaziranga National Park

The Kaziranga National Park, one of the last refuges and the habitat of one horned Rhino (Rhinoceros Unicornis) in India is located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River encompassed by a large part of Mikir Mountain Ranges covering an area of 430-sq-kms. 


Assam is gifted with varieties of flora and fauna including world famous the Great Indian One Horned Rhino, Pigmy Hog, Royal Bengal Tiger, Elephant, Swamp Deer, Gangetic Dolphin, Wild Buffalo, Golden Langur, Hoolock Gibbon, Stump-tailed Macaque and Pig-tailed Macaque, Hispid Hare etc. The birds found in Assam includes Greater Adjutant Stork, White winged wood duck, Bengal Florican, Spotbilled Pelican, Lesser Adjutant Stork, King Vulture, Great Hornbills, Long-billed and Spotted Wren-babblers, Large and Coral-billed Scimitar Babblers, Laughingthrush etc.

Sun, 12/09/2007 - 06:01 - RhinoRhino
Mon, 04/07/2008 - 15:56 - © Steve Winter/National Geographic Fri, 04/28/2006 - 14:47 - © Nick Garbutt

Panthera, the world’s leading organization devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s 37 wild cat species, and the National Geographic Society’s Big Cats Initiative (BCI) have formed an important collaboration to further the global fight to save big cats in the wild. Officials from Panthera, and the National Geographic Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding designating Panthera as a scientific and strategic collaborator on the BCI. The collaboration will facilitate the development and implementation of global conservation strategies for the most imperiled cats around the world, including tigers, lions, leopards and cheetahs.

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Learn more about Panthera’s wild cat conservation initiatives at www.panthera.org 

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Mon, 05/03/2010 - 06:12 - Nestled between the Jia Bhoroli river and the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, Nameri Tiger Reserve is 200 square kilometers of beautiful semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forest and open grasslands.

Coming from America as I have, where you can drive practically everywhere, access came as a bit of a shock when the forest guards met us by boat to transport us across the Jia Bhoroli and into the preserve. Wed, 12/23/2009 - 01:27 - Danaus (Tirumala) limniace butterfly, Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India. Tue, 12/29/2009 - 08:23 - Butterfles drying wings after emerging out of chrysalis, at Kaziranga tiger reserve, Assam. Mon, 02/02/2009 - 10:40 - On the way down from Burapahar, Kaziranga National Park in Assam, this brilliant butterfly, appropriately named the popinjay, was sitting on a pile of rhino dung. The dung of large herbivores is ubiquitious in this jungle, and there are probably many more creatures which make use of it.


Much of the state is covered with dense tropical forests of bamboo and, at higher elevations, evergreens. Many valuable trees like Sal, Agar, Segun, Bon Chom etc., found in these forests which help in economic development of the state.

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 17:10 - This is a very beautiful orchid of Assam.People call it KapouOrchid
Sat, 05/01/2010 - 06:47 - Lisianthus flower. Taking a respite from bugs and all.
Click here for google's pictures Sat, 05/08/2010 - 13:00 - Aerides Maculosum Thu, 04/21/2011 - 10:49 - An orchid of Assam Thu, 03/19/2009 - 13:15 - This Orchid is found in Assam--- the north-eastern part of India. It blooms in spring and has a mild fragrance Sun, 10/24/2010 - 08:35 - come...see the orchids..

In the semi-evergreen forests, the moist and humid conditions make it suitable for the growth of epiphytes and lianas. Two specific species of Orchids - Rhynchostylis retusa, known locally as Kapou phool and Ornithocalyx teres grow here. Assam's most celebrated flower, the Kopou Phool, is known to the orchid enthusiast of the West as the Foxtail Orchid. This orchid grows widely across Assam and is worn by young women on their hair during the spring festival of Assam, Rongali Bihu and is symbolic of youth and renewal. The tea plants in Assam are species of Camellia - Camellia sinensis and Camellia assamica. A lot of Water hyacinth including Eichornia crassipes, Monochoria haestefolia are seen in the forests of Assam. Water lilies Nymphaea pubescens and Lotuses Nelumbo nucifera are also seen. The Assamese use a lot of bamboo in their day-to-day life. There are several species of bamboo, each having different purposes for use. Wild flowers grow all over the countryside in Assam. Ipomea reptans, a large mauve-coloured flower growing in swampy ground, Leucas aspera, Cassia alata and the silvery-pink Argyreia hookeri are among the attractive wild flowers.