(Last Updated on : 27/07/2011)
Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary is located in northern part of Mahasamund District
, Barnawapara. Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the finest and important sanctuaries in the region. The sanctuary was established in 1976 under Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. It is relatively a small one covering an area of only 245 sq km. The topography of the region comprises of flat and hilly terrain with altitudes ranging between 265-400 metres. This sanctuary is known for its lush green vegetations and unique wildlife.
Flora and Fauna of Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary
The flora of Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary is varied and chiefly comprises of tropical dry deciduous forest with Teak, Sal, Bamboo and Terminalia being the prominent trees. Apart from these the other major plants found in the sanctuary include, Semal, Mahua
, Ber and Tendu. The rich and lush vegetation cover sustains a wide variety of wildlife in the sanctuary. The major wildlife of the Barnawapara Sanctuary include Tigers, Sloth Bear, Flying Squirrels, Jackals, Four-horned Antelopes, Leopards, Chinkara, Black Buck, Jungle Cat, Barking Deer, Porcupine, Monkey, Bison, Striped Hyena, Wild Dogs, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Gaur, Muntjac, Wild Boar, Cobra, Python to name a few. The sanctuary also has a sizeable bird population with the prominent ones being the Parrots, Bulbul, White-rumped Vultures, Green Avadavat, Lesser Kestrels, Peafowl, Wood Peckers, Racket-tailed Drongos, Egrets, and Herons to name few. Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary tour promises to be an exciting and rewarding experience for all wildlife enthusiasts, bird lovers and nature lovers. The best time to visit the Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary is during the month of November to June.
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