Friday, February 5, 2016

Manas National Park - India

India has 32 sites inscribed on the UNESCO WHS list and now, with this card from Manas National Park, sent by K. R. Bhat, I've cards from all the sites. It wasn't easy but its done!!
This not so friendly looking animal is a golden langur, one of the rare and endangered endemic wildlife species in the park. It is one of the most endangered primate species of India. Long considered sacred by many Himalayan people, the golden langur was first brought to the attention of the western world by the naturalist E. P. Gee in the 1950s. - in: wikipedia

Photo: Yathin
Manas National Park, located in the northeastern state of Assam covers an area of 50.000 hectares in the plains of the Mana River in the Himalayan foothills.. It is a National Park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve.
Besides de golden langur, the park is also home to a great variety of wildlife, including many endangered species, such as the tiger, pygmy hog, Indian rhinoceros, Indian elephant, Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, clouded leopard, sloth bear, bengal florican and wild water buffalo. 

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