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    The Internet finds white hog deer roaming in Kazaringa National Park!

    Finding a rare animal always leads to a blast on the internet. The level of excitement makes people wonder about the beauty of nature. In a similar incident, which is currently going viral, the video from Kaziranga National Park in Assam, will leave you amazed. It is home to umpteen flora and fauna and has left netizens amazed. The video was first available on Twitter. In the short clip, you can see a rare white hog deer strolling through the wilderness. The video was shared by the park’s Twitter handle and has since been doing rounds spreading like wildfire. The ‘Albino hog deer’ was seen in the Kohora region of the park. 

    It was later followed by a trail of other brown deers. The beautiful white hog deer was seen walking, strolling around the park in the video. It and another brown deer were enjoying each other’s company and the white hog deer is seen sniffing the grass while enjoying its time. The white color of the deer, a rarity, has left netizens amazed.

     Also, all you can hear in the video is the sound of chirping birds in the background sets which makes the entire video extra special. The video posted by Kaziranga National Park and Reserve on December 16 on Twitter has now got more than 13,000 views. Netizens are loving the video and some of them commented on the video “amazing” and “beautiful”. “Due to its unique pattern it’s highly susceptible to bigcat.. Tiger kaziranga hv high density..so better keep the albino in nature park or zoo,” commented a social media user. 

    Back in June this year, a photograph of a white hog deer spotted at Kaziranga National Park, captured by wildlife photographer Jayant Kumar Sharma went viral on the viral video. PTI had quoted Ramesh Gogoi, Divisional Forest Officer of the park as stating that the deer sometimes comes out of the park. It likes to wander with other brown deer to feed on grass. The white color of the deer is due to genetic matter, caused due to mutation of the gene. Well, and it is not a different species of the deer family, the DFO was quoted as telling PTI.  

    As per the reports, there are around 40,000 hog deers in Kaziranga and one or two such kinds of uncommon white hog deer can be found too. Also to make a note of, Kaziranga National Park is home to more than 2,200 Indian one-horned rhinoceros, an endangered species for which it is very famous. The park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO back in 1985. As the tiger population in the park started growing, it was also declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006.

    Swetha Sivakumar
    Swetha Sivakumar
    I am currently pursuing my B.E. in Computer Science and writing is my passion! I love travelling and exploring new places and if I'm not writing, you will find me spending my time reading articles online.

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