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Kaziranga’s “necessary evil” floods are grown massive over the years: conservationists and forest workers

Devastating as it may, floods in Kaziranga National Park is a necessary evil.

However, such massive floods were not expected by those involved with the 1,055 square kilometre national park.

In past ten years, barring 2018, Kaziranga has witnessed mighty floods almost every season.

Conservationist think earlier, such massive floods used to come only once every 10 years.

Floods bring in alluvial soil that helps grow elephant grass, favourite fodder for One-horned Rhinos.

The animals usually escape floods by going to the hills of Karbi Anglong hills.

The sanctuary with highest one-horned Rhino population has already lost 116 animals, including a few rhinos, to the floods this year.

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