Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam to reopen to tourists from October 15
Morigaon, October 14 (PTI) The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in the Morigaon district of central Assam, known for its dense population of large Indian rhinos, will reopen to tourists from Friday after its routine closure during the monsoon, an official said.
Roads and bridges inside the sanctuary damaged by this year’s flooding have been repaired to accommodate visitors to the rhino homeland, about an hour’s drive from Guwahati.
The official said that due to COVID-19, the wildlife sanctuary has been less frequented than normal last year, resulting in lower income.
The 38.85 km² sanctuary on the south bank of the Brahmaputra has more than 100 rhinos, 2,000 wild buffaloes, pigs, barking deer, leopards, various species of snakes and turtles.
Its grasslands provide habitat for the second largest population of large Indian rhinos in Assam after Kaziranga National Park. PTI COR ESB
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