Friday, September 27, 2019

National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Assam

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There are five (5) national parks and seventeen (17) wildlife sanctuaries in Assam. 


National Parks of Assam

1. Kaziranga National Park (Area~858.98 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Rhino, Tiger, Bears, Wild Buffalo, Swamp Deer, Gaur, Gibbon, Bengal Florican, Dolphin, Otter.

Location: Golaghat, Nagaon & Sonitpur

2. Manas National Park (500.00 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Tiger, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, Asian Elephant, Gaur, Dhole Pigmy hog, Hispid hare, Golden langur, Bengal Florican.

Location: Chirang & Baksa
 
3. Dibru-Saikhowa National Park (340.00 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Ferel horses, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, White winged wood duck and Salix swamp.

Location: Dibrugarh & Tinsukia

4. Nameri National Park (200.00 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Tiger, 4 species of Hornbill, White Winged Wood duck, Golden Mahaseer.

Location: Sonitpur

5. Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park (78.91 Sq. Km)
 
Main attraction: Rhino, Tiger, Maljurias Bengal Florican, Otter.

Location: Darrang and Sonitpur

Wildlife Sanctuaries of Assam
 
1. Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary (Area~6.05Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Elephant, Hot Water Springs. 

Location: Karbi Anglong

2. Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary (70.13 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Elephant, Tiger, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, Bengal Florican.
Location: Nagaon


3. Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary (26.22 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Hispid Hare, Pygmy Hog, Dhole, Elephants, Tiger, Great Pied Hornbill, Peafowl.
Location: Darrang


4. Chakrasila Wildlife Sanctuary (45.50 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Golden Langur, Gaur, Sambar, Barking deer.
Location: Dhubri and Kokrajhar


5. Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuary (44.06 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Elephants, Tiger, Wild buffalo, Aquatic Birds, Bengal Florican.
Location:
Sonitpur

6. Pani-Dihing Wildlife Sanctuary (33.93 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Stray Elephants; Birds Paradise.
Location: Sivasagar


7. Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary (20.98 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: 7 Primates (Hoolock Gibbon, Stump-tailed Macaque, Capped Langur, Pig –tailed Macaque, Assamese Macaque, Slow Loris and Rhesus Macaque ), Elephant, Leopard.
Location: Jorhat


8. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary (38.80 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Rhino, Leopards, Barking Deer, Migratory Birds.
Location: Marigaon


9. Sonai –Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary (220.00 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Elephant, Tiger, Gaur, Dhole, Sambar, White Winged Wood duck.
Location: Sonitpur


10. Bherjan, Borajan- Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary (7.22 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Pig-tailed Macaque, Slow Loris and Rhesus Macaque, Leopard.
 
Location: Tinsukia

11. East Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary (222 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Gaur, Elephants, Tiger, Sambar, Barking Deer, Lesser Cats, Hoolock, Gibbon, Capped Langur, Wreathed Hornbill.
Location: Karbi Anglong


12. Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary (37.00 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Gaur, Elephants, Tiger, Sambar, Barking Deer, Lesser Cats, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Wreathed Hornbill.
Location:
Karbi Anglong

13. Marat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary (451.00 Sq. Km)

 
Main attraction: Tigers, Leopards, Gaur, Elephants, Hoolock Gibbon.
Location: Karbi Anglong


14. Nambor- Doigurung Wildlife Sanctuary (97.15 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Gaur, Elephants, Tiger, Sambar, Barking Deer, Lesser Cats, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Wreathed Hornbill.
 
Location:  Karbi Anglong & Golaghat

15. Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary (78.64 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Elephant, Gaur, Leopard, Lesser Cats, Slow Loris, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur.
Location: Guwahati


16. Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary (111.19 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Elephants, Tiger, Hoolock Gibbon, White winged Wood Duck, Hornbills, Rain forests.
Location: Dibrugarh and Tinsukia


17. Borail Wildlife Sanctuary (326.25 Sq. Km)

Main attraction: Serow, Himalayan Black Bear, Hoolock Gibbon, Langur, Spectacled Monkey.

Location:  Cachar and Dima Hasao

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