Will and Kate Feed Rhinos, Elephants on Indian Safari
Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a jeep safari Wednesday through an Indian national park that is home to endangered rhinos.
Britain's Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, take an open vehicle safari inside the Kaziranga National Park, east of Gauhati in India's northeastern Assam state, on April 13. They rode in an open-topped jeep through the national park, spotting a pair of rhinos in a lagoon, as well as water buffalo and swamp deer.
William and Kate feed baby rhinos at the Kaziranga National Park. The royal couple spent several hours at the park in hopes of drawing attention to the plight of endangered animals, including the park's rare, one-horned rhinos. The park is home to 2,200 of the rhinos, more than two-thirds of the world's dwindling population.
William and Kate apply the finishing touches of paint to a statue of an elephant at the Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) near the Kaziranga National Park.
Kate feeds a baby elephant at the Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation. The 185-square-mile grassland park is home to the world's largest population of rare, one-horned rhinos as well as other endangered species including swamp deer and the Hoolock gibbon.
William and Kate visit the Pan Bari agricultural village in Kaziranga National Park on day four of the royal visit to India and Bhutan.
William and Kate visit a "Namghar," a site of congregational worship in Panbari village, near the national park.
Kate pets a rhino at the Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation at Kaziranga National Park.
The thick-skinned, one-horned Indian rhinoceros is one of five species in the world. Global conservation group WWF estimates that fewer than 3,000 of the animals survive today. They are found mostly in northeastern India, with a few hundred in neighboring Nepal.
William and Kate walk through a village tea garden in Kaziranga on April 13.
William and Kate ride in an open-topped jeep at Kaziranga National Park on April 13.