'Shocked By What Has Happened': Prince William, Kate Middleton On Kaziranga Floods

Prince William and Kate Middleton had visited the Kaziranga Nationwide Park in April 2016 (File)

Guwahati:

Prince William and his spouse Kate Middleton expressed concern and misery over the devastation in Assam’s Kaziranga Nationwide Park attributable to heavy rain and flood which has killed many animals and affected the livelihood of a number of individuals.

The Park has been hit by three waves of flood thus far this yr with 92 per cent of its space being submerged in waters that has killed 123 animals, together with 12 rhinos.

In a letter to the Park’s Director P Sivakumar, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stated they had been heartbroken to listen to in regards to the appalling devastation to the Kaziranga Nationwide Park and its wildlife attributable to very heavy monsoon flooding.

“We now have the happiest recollections of our go to to Kaziranga in April 2016 and are shocked by what has occurred,” Prince William wrote within the letter, which was made obtainable to the press by the Park authorities on Friday.

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The letter was made obtainable to the press by the Park authorities on Friday

The deaths of so many animals, together with the one-horned rhino, is deeply upsetting, he stated.

“We all know from our go to how devoted all of the workers in Kaziranga are in caring for the Park’s wildlife, and may solely start to think about what a tough time this should be,” he stated.

Expressing their appreciation for the Park’s rangers, the Duke stated, “Catherine and I drastically admire all of the work that you just and the rangers at Kaziranga are doing to threat your individual security, rescue animals and include the harm.”

The lack of life and livelihoods in Assam on account of the flooding, approaching the heels of the coronavirus pandemic, is deeply distressing, he stated.

“We provide our deepest condolences to all these affected,” the Duke stated.

The Park director stated that they’re deeply moved by the letter, which is filled with compassion and concern for the Kaziranga Nationwide Park and Tiger Reserve.

“In tough occasions like this, a message from the Duke is definitely a morale booster for all,” he stated.

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