Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary

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Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary
Location within West Bengal
Location West Bengal, India
Coordinates 21°43′16″N 88°54′00″E / 21.721°N 88.9°E / 21.721; 88.9Coordinates: 21°43′16″N 88°54′00″E / 21.721°N 88.9°E / 21.721; 88.9[1]
Area 362 km2 (140 sq mi)
Established 1976
http://www.wildbengal.com/urls/pa_san_sajnekhali.htm

Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary is a 362 km2 area in the northern part of the Sundarbans delta in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, India. The area is mainly mangrove scrub, forest and swamp. It was set up as a sanctuary in 1976. It is home to a rich population of different species of wildlife, such as water fowl, heron, pelican, spotted deer, Rhesus Macaques, wild boar, tigers, Water Monitor Lizards, Fishing Cats, otters, Olive ridley turtle, crocodiles, Batagur Terrapins, and migratory birds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sajnakhali Sanctuary". protectedplanet.net.