April 3rd, 2011
This week's featured UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the best places in the world to see a variety of endangered animals, including the elusive tiger.
Manas National Park is located in the Himalayan foothills in Assam, next to the border with Bhutan. It's not just a national park, it's also a Project Tiger Reserve and an elephant reserve. The tiger population within the park is the second-highest in all of India.
Tigers aren't the only big cats here, either. Leopards and clouded leopards are also present, as well as a variety of smaller wild cats.
The park encompasses both grassland and forest habitats, so the wildlife is quite diverse. In addition to the tigers, notable forest animals include the slow loris, several different types of langurs, sloth bears and an unusual armo
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