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Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park

Submitted by • August 19, 2013

Chitwan National Park established in 1973 had declared UNESCO natural Heritage site in 1984. The park that includes in its area a part of the Shivalik hills is covered with deciduous forest overlooking the floodplains of Narayani, Rapti & Reu rivers & offering a wilderness of rich ecosystem that includes mammals, birds, reptiles & water animals of several kinds. There are around 600 plant species, 50 mammals, 526 birds & 49 amphibians reptiles found in this park. The highlights, of course, are the 500 Asian one-horned Rhinoceros & some 100 nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers that line in the dense forest of the park. Sharing home in these is another animal like a rhesus monkey, gray langur, deer, leopards, white stocking gaur, wild boar, wild dogs & wild cats. Among reptiles are different kinds of snakes including the python, while the river areas breed amphibians like the endangered snouted gharial popularly known as Gangetic Crocodile & marsh crocodiles.

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