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Corbett Animals Struggle for Water as the National Park Scorches

Soaring temperatures are taking a toll on Corbett National Park, with natural water sources in the park drying up.

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Soaring temperatures are taking a toll on Corbett National Park. With natural water sources inside the park practically drying up due to the heat, officials have had to arrange for water tanks to ensure that the animals’ drinking water requirements are adequately met.

According to estimates, almost 1.5 lakh litres of water is being procured every day to fill up over 50 water holes inside the park.

The exercise started in April with the onset of summer but as temperatures have risen, the quantum of water being purchased has also gone up. According to park officials, every day, 35-40 tankers arrive at the park, each carrying almost 4,000 litres of water. The water is then filled in the water holes either manually or with the help of pump sets.

Video Editor: Sashant Kumar

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