Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary

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Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary
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Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary, Darjeeling
Map showing the location of Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary
Map of West Bengal
Location Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India
Coordinates 26°59′38″N 88°15′55″E / 26.9938°N 88.2652°E / 26.9938; 88.2652Coordinates: 26°59′38″N 88°15′55″E / 26.9938°N 88.2652°E / 26.9938; 88.2652
Area 38.6 km2 (14.9 sq mi)
Established 1915

Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary was set up in 1915 in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal, India. It is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries of India. It covers an area of 38.6 km2 (14.9 sq mi). The elevation ranges from 1,500 to 2,600 m (4,900 to 8,500 ft). High-altitude animals such as barking deer, wild pig, himalayan black bear, leopard, jungle cat, common rhesus monkey, Assam macaque, Himalayan flying squirrel, etc. are found in their natural habitats. The sanctuary is also rich in bird life. The two Senchal lakes supply drinking water to the town of Darjeeling.

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