Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary to reopen for tourists from tomorrow

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Published: November 9,2020 11:45 AM
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November 9, 2020: The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, known for dense population of the Great Indian Rhinoceros, will be reopened from tomorrow (November 10) for domestic and foreign tourists after aroun

November 9, 2020: The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, known for dense population of the Great Indian Rhinoceros, will be reopened from tomorrow (November 10) for domestic and foreign tourists after around seven months.



State Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya will commence the opening of the park. The wildlife sanctuary which will reopen on Tuesday is all set with 20 Jeeps and 10 Elephant safari for the tourists.



The 38.85 sq km wildlife sanctuary on the southern bank of river Brahmaputra in Morigaon district, adjacent to Guwahati, was closed since late March due to Covid-19 pandemic and the monsoon season.



Due to protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) last year, the flow of foreign tourists was almost nil during January and February this year, reports said.



Israeli Ambassador Dr Ron Malka visited Pobitora three days ago and hoped that his country’s people would come to the sanctuary.



Pobitora has more than 100 rhinos, 2,000 wild buffaloes, thousands of hogs, barking deer, leopards, different species of snakes and tortoises.



Besides, the advent of winter makes it a hub of migratory birds.



Its grasslands provide habitat for Assam’s second- largest population of the Indian rhinoceros after the Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage Site.