A ranger at Orang National Park, Salim Ahmed, was injured when he was attacked by a rhino at Islampur, about 7km from the park, at 2pm today.

The rhino had strayed out of the park two days back and crossed the Brahmaputra to areas in Nagaon and Morigaon districts

Camera traps, which up to now have clicked pictures of wildlife in Assam, have now for the first time taken pictures showing poachers at Orang National Park.

Revealing this at a news conference today, Assam principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife), Suresh Chand, said pictures taken by camera traps hung on trees have been able to take pictures of a group of poachers who had killed a rhi

Sushanta Talukdar

Carcass detected by staff in a dense patch of vegetation
Carcass bore no injury marks
Samples sent for forensic test

Guwahati: A Royal Bengal tigress of the Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park, about 150 km from here, is suspected to have been poisoned to death by miscreants.

Mangaldai Wildlife Divisional Forest Officer Sushil Kr.

Sushanta Talukdar

Orang (Assam): A female elephant named Alka at the Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park here, about 150 km from Guwahati, scripted history by giving birth to twin calves, a rare occurrence, on Wednesday.

On Thursday, the twin elephant calves, both of them female, were seen enjoying the warmth of their mother as Alka's mahout Trailokya Bishya, who passed a sleepless night to pro

Jorhat, Nov. 28: Orang National Park will sign an MoU with the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) shortly to work jointly to minimise the increasing incidents of conflict between the Royal Bengal tigers and humans in recent times.

The park has witnessed a rise in tiger population, which has resulted in the big cats straying out of the smallest national park in the state frequently.


GUWAHATI, Aug 24: The Assam State BJP today accused Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain of helping illegal Bangladeshi immigrants to settle in forest areas in order to get their votes for the Congress in the elections.


The State Government will retain the existing forest area of the State intact at any cost.

The Government will also involve those forest dwellers, who have been allowed to stay inside the forest by the legislation on the right of the forest dwellers, in the process of forest management, said Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi here today. He was replying to a question at a press conference.