Nameri National Park covering an area of about 200sq. kms is located at
the foothills of eastern Himalayas about 35km from Tezpur, the nearest
town. The park is the second Tiger reserve of Assam. The park consists
of deciduous forests, hills and the river Jia Bhoroli flows through it.
Nameri was set up as a sanctuary on 18th September 1985 with an area of
137 sq km which was actually a part of Naduar Forest Reserve. Later another
75sq km was added to it making it an area of 212 sq km and on 15th November,
1998 it was officially established as a National park.
Nameri is a haven for many rare animals. The rich wildlife
includes Tiger, Black bear, elephant, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Indian
Bison, Pangolin, Indian wild dog, deer, Civet Cat, Capped Langur, Jackals
etc. Various species of birds such as the endangered white winged wood
duck, four species of Hornbill, butterflies and reptiles are also found