Over 3,000 spotted deer and wild boars were found in Bhitarkanika national park in Odisha, according to a survey of mammals, first of its kind to be undertaken in the forest and wetland sites of the park.
Much to the delight of ornithologists, the Bhitarkanika National Park has played host to over 91,000 migrant water birds, registering a substantial rise in the number of winged guests this monsoon in comparison to the preceding year.
Over 3,000 estuarine crocodile hatchlings have emerged out of eggshells to make their way to water-bodies in and around Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha's Kendrapara district, marking the culmination of annual breeding and nesting season of these reptiles.
Around 65 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles have been spotted in Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha`s Kendrapara district and the number is likely to increase as the counting process was still on, officials said.
Much to the ornithologists’ delight, enumerators of state forest department have spotted rare groups of winged species of central Asian origin from the wetland spots of Bhitarkanika national park in Odisha’s Kendrapara district.