The fourth day of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to India began with an open-air drive around Kaziranga National Park. TRHs were welcomed by local people and park staff at the entrance, and then met rangers inside Kaziranga.
The Duke and Duchess visited an agricultural village on the edge of Kaziranga National Park. They met villagers in the community hall for a discussion about rural life in India, in a place where humans and animals live in close proximity.
In the afternoon, The Duke and Duchess visited the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation. The Centre provides emergency care and rehabilitation to wild animals that have been injured, displaced, or orphaned.
The Duke and Duchess then visited Kaziranga Discovery Park which was built by Elephant Family, the charity founded by Mark Shand, late brother of The Duchess of Cornwall. Here they will see a first of its kind health clinic for working elephants and an elephant information centre, which is under construction.
Before departing, The Duke and Duchess put the finishing touches on an elephant sculpture to officially mark the ‘call for artists’ for India’s elephant parade, which will see 200 elephants decorated by artists and placed in 200 locations across India by the Elephant Family. These parades have previously been staged in London, Edinburgh, and New York.