Manas National Park in Assam, India, was once booming with wildlife diversity. So much so, that it in the 1980’s, it was considered as one of the most important Eco-regions of the world, and was named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. But then, came the disastrous 90’s, and Assam witnessed a decade of darkness – fueled by extreme terrorism and bad governance. Manas, with it’s dense forests, became the perfect hideout of the militants, and within a decade, many of the species had become extinct; traded for money in the illegal animal trade that persists around the world. But the last few years have been different. The improved conditions of Assam and a changed mindset of local communities, has given a new breathe of life, to this otherwise silent jungle. Many of the militants and poachers have now laid down arms, and have turned into forest guards. And having given a chance at life, the wild animals are back, enjoying the pleasures of freedom, roaming in a territory that is their wild home.