3-day mammal census at Bhitarkanika from Nov 19

Kendrapara, Nov 5: The annual mammal
census would be conducted at the Bhitarkanika National Park from November 19 to
21. However, during this period, any ban on tourists’ entry would not be
imposed, official sources said.
The census would be carried out for
three days in Bhitarkanika National Park, Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary and
Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary Range area, sources in the Rajnagar Wildlife Division
As per the last year report, 3,125
deer, 1,394 wild boars, four sambar deer, 1,313 rhesus macaques, 19 common languors,
186 jackals, 28 fishing cats, 122 otters, 18 foxes and 12 hyenas, three
porcupines, eight jungle cats, seven hares and three leopard cats were spotted in
Mahakalpada, Rajnagar, Gahirmatha  Kanika
and Kujang forests and the wildlife ranges within the Bhitarkanika National

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