Manas National Park, India

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The Manas National Park is located in Assam, India in the Himalayan foothills with a part that extends to Bhutan. The Manas National Park is well known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife. (Wikipedia, 2008) People may visit the Manas National Park, but only by reservation and via a police escort. Tourist can tour the Manas National Park via a boat, jeep, or trained elephant. Tourist can lodge at different resorts or at two different bungalows that are in the Manas National Park.

The diversity of the life forms in the Manas National Park range from the more fierce or potentially aggressive creatures apart from tigers confined in Manas are elephants, rhinos, wild buffaloes, leopards, clouded leopards and the amazingly beautiful and rare black panthers. (Wild India) The Manas National Park consists of over 950 km2 of greenery, which is protected as a sanctuary. (Wikipedia, 2008)

The Manas National Park’s biological interrelationships life forms consist of endangered wildlife, such as 55 species of mammals, 380 species of birds, 50 of reptiles, and 3 species of amphibians. (Wikipedia, 2008) All though, I have never visited the Manas National Park, it looks and sounds like a very interesting place to visit. Tourist may visit the Manas National Park via a police escort on a trained elephant, jeeps, or a boat that travels along the Manas River and by appointment and reservations only. (Wild India)

The Manas National Park has several different human intrusions. In 1992, militants of the Bodo tribe seeking political redress had invaded it, causing human intrusions to the Manas National Park. (McGinley, 2008) Another human intrusion occurred in 1988, separatist members of the local All Bodo Students Union. Arson, looting, destruction of bridges and buildings and the murder of eight wildlife guards by the terrorists, in the absence of the police, resulted in the forced evacuation of sanctuary staff, leaving the park open to opportunistic professional...
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