Dudhwa National Park
- 19 Nov 2019
- 1 min read
Why in News
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.