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Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary

 Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary

 

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Kerala

 Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
 Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary
 Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
 Eravikulam National Park
 Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

 Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary
 Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
 Peppara Widlife Sanctuary
 Periyar National Park
 Shendruny Wildlife Sanctuary
 Silent Valley National Park
 Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary
 Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary Facts
Latitude and Longitude: 8 degree 7' - 8 degree 53' North and 76 degree 40' - 77 degree 17' East
Area: 53 square kms.
Temperature: 35 degrees in Summers, 16 degrees in winters
Rainfall: 3000 mm
Altitude: 100 m to 1717 m above sea level
Tourist season: September to November, December to April

Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala
 

Information about Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 50 kms north east of the Thiruvananthapuram district in Nedumangad taluk in Kerala. The catchment area of the Peppara Dam constructed across the Karamana River, was declared as a sanctuary in 1983. About 13 tribal settlements are residing in the sanctuary, 11 of them are settled in the Athirumala section and 2 are settled in the Thodayar section. The Peppara Wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 53 square kms.

Vegetation in the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
The vegetation in the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary consists of the hilly terrain at the height of 100 to 1717 m above sea level, southern hilltop tropical evergreen forests at 1000 m above sea level, on less favourable soil and climatic conditions, west coast evergreen forests that form a transitional zone between the evergreen and moist deciduous slopes at the 150 m to 1050 m above sea level and in the riparian areas. The southern moist deciduous mixed forests covers 60% of the tract along the lower slopes.

Wildlife Attractions in the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
The major wildlife animals found in in the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary are the Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Barking deer, Wild boar, Tiger, Panther, Wild dog, Malabar squirrel, Lion-tailed macaque, Mouse deer and Nilgiri langur. Besides this, various reptiles are also found in the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary like King cobra, python and a variety of moths and butterflies. Various birds are also found in this sanctuary like Darter, little cormorant, pied kingfisher and egret.

How to reach Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
By Air:
The nearest airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum which is about 55 kms.

By Rail:
The nearest railway station is located at Thiruvananthapuram.

By Road:
The Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary can be easily reached from Vithura on the Thiruvananthapuram - Ponmudi Road.

 
 
 
 

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