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Dudhwa National Park

  • 19 Nov 2019
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Recently, the elephant safari at Dudhwa National Park was banned, as most of the trained elephants have been deployed in patrolling duties.

  • The other major reason to put restrictions on the safari was the aggressive nature of male elephants which poses a serious threat to the safety of riders.

Dudhwa Tiger Reserve

  • The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is a protected area in Uttar Pradesh located on the India-Nepal border.
    • It stretches mainly across the Lakhimpur Kheri and Bahraich districts.
  • It comprises of:
    • Dudhwa National Park through which Suheli and Mohana streams flow,
    • Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary through which Sharda River flows, and
    • Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary through which Geruwa River flows.
    • All of these rivers are tributaries of the Ghagra River.
  • The Dudhwa National Park has a number of species of birds, reptiles, wild elephants, aquatic animals, one-horned rhinos, wild elephants besides its enriched flora and fauna. Its undisturbed natural forest cover, vast spans of grasslands and wetlands.
    • It is the only place in U.P. where both Tigers and Rhinos can be spotted together.

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