Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary
Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 100 km away from Agartala in Belonia Subdivision of South Tripura District. It was established in 1988 and is spread over an area of about 197.7 square kilometers. Tropical semi evergreen forest, East Himalayan lower bhabar sal, moist mixed deciduous forest and savanah wood land, herb, shrubs, etc comprise the flora of the sanctuary. Indian gaur, deer, hooklock gibbon, golden langur, capped langur and resident and migratory birds are some of the other inmates of Trishna.
Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary
Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the south Tripura district. It is spread over an area of about 389.54 square kilometers (150.40 sq mi). This sanctuary is adorned with semi-evergreen, evergreen pockets of forests, plant species, trees, climbers, climbing shrubs and herbs. Some of the animals housed in the sanctuary are elephants, sambar, buffalo, yapping deer, sarow and wild goat. Reptiles and birds like whistling teals and Burmese sub-species of sarus crane have also been noticed in the sanctuary.
Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary
Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Bishalgarh, about 25 kilometers (16 mi) from the city centre. It started functioning as a sanctuary in 1972 and is spread over an area of about 18.05 square kilometers. This sanctuary is known to have green terrain throughout the year. A woodland, lakes like Abasarika and Amrit Sagar lakes and natural botanical and zoological gardens adorn this wildlife sanctuary. Wildlife in the sanctuary is classified into five different types namely, carnivores, primates, ungulates, reptiles and aviary. Enclosures for clouded leopards have lent popularity to this sanctuary. Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary also functions as an academic and research centre.
Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary
Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary is housed in the North Tripura District. It is spread over a small area of only 0.86 square kilometers (0.33 sq mi). The area was earlier protected by some ‘Khasi’ tribal families for cultivation of pan (betel leaves) and later came under the management of forest department when the tribe left. This sanctuary provides protection to birds, wild beasts and primates. This sanctuary can further be explored by botanists. Visitation by school children, college students, tourists and local people will make this sanctuary function as a centre of awareness generation in the northern parts of Tripura.
(Last Updated on : 07-02-2017)
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