Rajaji National Park in India

Rajaji National Park

Place Haridwar
Country India
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Rajaji National Park, in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India , was founded in 1983.

Comments / picturesIn 1983, three wildlife sanctuaries in the area namely, Chilla, Motichur and Rajaji sanctuaries were merged into one, Rajaji National Park, named after independent Indias second governor-general, Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (1878-1972).

Final approval was accorded to Kudremukh (Karnataka) and Rajaji (Uttarakhand) for declaring as a tiger reserve in 15th April, 2015.[3] Rajaji Tiger Reserve became the second tiger reserve in Uttarakhand.

Theres several elephants camp within the park, like Camp King Elephant camp and Chilla Elephant camp

2012: In 2012, there were 1,559 elephants in Uttarakhand.

2017: elephant population rose to 1,839 by 2017.

2020: In June, according to the elephant census, the numbers of the elephants in the state had reached 2,026.

References for records about Rajaji National Park

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Rajaji National Park, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=1799. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

Rajaji National Park on elephant-news.com

Rajaji National Park is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
2016-11-26Elephant safari to resume in rajaji reserve after 9 yrs - Elephant News
Ngt stays construction of wall inside rajaji park - Elephant News
2012-02-14Conflict elephant rescued from death sentence. authorities ordered tusker be put to sleep - Elephant News
Jumbo population shrinks in state - Elephant News
2009-09-05Elephants dying at an electric pace - Elephant News
2020-10-01Uttarakhand forest department to radio collar wild animals for study - Elephant News

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