Important National Parks/Wildlife Sanctuaries for UPSC Prelims

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (Kerala)

  • Location: Located in Kerala, it is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
  • It was established in 1973.
  • This sanctuary is contiguous to the tiger reserves of Nagerhole and Bandipur of Karnataka and Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu.
Wayanad Wildlife Sancturay (Kerala)

River: Kabini river (a tributary of Cauvery river) flows through the sanctuary.

Type of forests: South Indian Moist Deciduous forests, West coast semi-evergreen forests and plantations of teak, eucalyptus and Grewelia.

Important species found here - Elephant, Gaur, Tiger, Panther,Sambar, Spotted deer, Barking deer, Wild boar, Sloth bear, Nilgiri langur, Bonnet macaque, Common langur, Wild dog, common otter, Malabar giant squirrel etc are the major mammals.

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