Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary

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Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary
Location of Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, India
Location Assam, India
Nearest city Nagaon
Coordinates 26°30′24″N 92°42′38″E / 26.50667°N 92.71056°E / 26.50667; 92.71056Coordinates: 26°30′24″N 92°42′38″E / 26.50667°N 92.71056°E / 26.50667; 92.71056
Area 70.13 sq. km[1]
Established 1972[1]
Governing body Department of Environment & Forests, Assam

Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary (Assamese: লাওখোৱা অভয়াৰণ্য) is protected area located in the state of Assam in India. This wildlife sanctuary covers 70.13 km2, on the south bank of the Brahmaputra River in Nagaon district,[2] 40 km downstream of the Kaziranga National Park and 30 km northwest on the other side of the river the Orang National Park is situated.

It is a part of Laokhowa-Burachapori eco-system. The sanctuary is an ideal habitat for Indian Rhinoceros and Wild Buffalos. Other animals are Tiger, Leopard, Wild Boar, Civet Cat, Leopard Cat, Hog Deer etc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Wildlife Database: List of Protected Areas in India". Wildlife Institute of India. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Department of Environment & Forests (Government of Assam)". Assamforest.in. Retrieved 2013-06-01.