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Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

 Wayanad 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


Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Facts
Latitude and Longitude: 11 degree 35' - 11 degree 51' North and 76 degree 02' - 77 degree 27' East
Temperature: 13 to 32 Degree Celsius
Rainfall: 2000 mm
Altitude: 650 m to 1150 m above sea level
Tourist Season: October to May

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Information about Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Wayanad district in Kerala. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1973 and contiguous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka and Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu. This sanctuary is rich in biodiversity and an integral part of the Nilgiri biosphere reserve, which was established with the specific objective of conserving the biological heritage of the region. The management of the sanctuary lays emphasis on scientific conservation with due consideration to the general lifestyle of the tribes and others who live on the fringes of the forest. These forests also have a historical importance as it was from here that Pazhassi Raja fought the British.

Vegetation in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
The vegetation in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary consists of the moist deciduous forest of Teak, Maruthi, Karimaruthi, rosewood, Venteak, Vengal, Chadachi, Mazhukanjiram, Bamboo and and semi evergreen forest of Veteria Inica, Lagerstroemia Lanceolata and Terminalia Paniculata.

Wildlife Attractions in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
The major wildlife animals found in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are Elephant, Tiger, Panther, Jungle Cat, Civet Cat, Monkey, Wild dog, bison, deer, bear, etc. The elephants occupies prime position. Interstate seasonal migration of elephants is common. The tiger population in the sanctuary is fairly good. Monitor lizard, variety of snakes, birds like peacock, babbler, cuckoo, owl, woodpecker, jungle fowl, etc. can also be seen in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

How to reach Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
By Air:
The nearest airport is located at Kozhikode.

By Rail:
The nearest railway station is located at Kozhikode which is connected with Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Srinagar.

By Road:
The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is connected with Kozhikode, Mysore and Ooty.

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