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Good times are ringing in again for wildlife enthusiasts!
The Kaziranga National Park, the famous wildlife protected area in India’s northeastern state of Assam, reopened on 21st October, after being shut down because of COVID – 19 pandemic. This World Heritage Site came back to action as a section of wider easing lockdown restrictions to check the spread of the virus.
From November 1, 37 tourists are allowed at a time while enjoying elephant safaris around the park. However, they have to strictly adhere to Covid-19 safety rules.
Before resuming the safari, forest officials and elephant trainers (locally called ‘mahouts’) performed a small ceremony on Sunday. To bless the elephants, a local priest applied vermillion on their forehead as the giants prepared to give the first ride after a long gap.
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Thereafter, the first lot of travelers went for an hour ride through the forest. It is mainly famous for endangered one-horned Indian rhinoceros but also houses tigers, leopards, bison, and swamp deer.