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Corbett Park in India Faces Severe Water Shortage

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Corbett National Park in northern India is facing a severe water shortage. Rising temperatures have dried up natural sources of water. Now it's being shuttled in to make sure animals survive the rising temps.

The Corbett Tiger Reserve in India's northern state of Uttarakhand is facing a severe water shortage due to rising temperatures.

Tankers have been brought in to fill the water pits frequented by wildlife in the park.

[B. L. Bhatt, Ranger, Corbett Tiger Reserve]: (Hindi, gender male)
"The main purpose is to make water holes at regular distances, as the animals are spread along the entire forest area. So, it makes easy for them. There was a pipe for supply of water but nowadays, even the source has dried up, so there is no water. That's why we are using tankers."

Tankers are needed eight to nine times a day.

[Veer Singh, Forester]: (Hindi, gender male )
"In all, there are 16 water holes. Due to scarcity of water, we come here and provide water through tankers at least eight to nine times a day."

Corbett Tiger Reserve covers about 500 square miles.

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