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  • - [Narrator] In the Indian state of Manipur

  • you will find Keibul Lamjao National Park-

  • the world's only floating wildlife sanctuary.

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  • Keibul Lamjao comprises over 15 square miles

  • of rich, biodiverse wetlands, and includes Loktak Lake,

  • the largest freshwater lake in northern India.

  • The park is known for patches and rings of biomass

  • that float on the surface of the wetlands.

  • The floating vegetation, called phumdis,

  • thrives in the park, creating a home

  • for humans and animals alike.

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  • The endangered sangai, a subspecies of brow-antlered deer,

  • are only found in the park.

  • They have been called the binding soul

  • between humans and nature.

  • The sangai was believed to be nearing extinction

  • in the 1950s, but thanks to aggressive conservation efforts

  • their numbers have steadily increased to more than 200.

  • Still relatively unknown outside the region,

  • Keibul Lamjao National Park is truly

  • one of India's hidden gems.

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