Manas National Park is an incredible nature reserve in Assam, north east India. Nestling amongst the foothills of the Himalaya mountains the park is home to many rare and endangered species.
Like the golden langur…
And the pygmy hog.
The park also includes a reserve for tigers and elephants.
In 2007 it became one of the sites for our Indian Rhino Vision 2020. Indian Rhino Vision 2020 is a long term project managed by WWF and the government of India (alongside other partners).
We are aiming to increase the rhino population in the area to 3,000 by the end of 2020. Rhino’s are being moved from large populations in India to the Manas park to help achieve this.
In September 2012 the first rhino calf was born in the park. The mother of the calf had been transferred to the park in January 2012.
The birth of her first calf shows that she is settling well providing hope for the success of the project.