The state of Assam in northeast India is home to a variety of incredible species, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth.

The Terai grasslands at the southern foothills of the Himalayas contain some of the tallest grass species in the world. This important habitat provides a home for some of the region's most threatened species, including the elusive pygmy hog. Durrell has been working in Assam since the 1970s to revive the grasslands and protect its animal inhabitants.



key protected areas


pygmy hogs released


frontline conservation staff trained

What we're doing to help in Assam


Species we're helping

Pygmy hog

Hog deer

Bengal florican

Asiatic water buffalo

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