Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary

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Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary
Deer Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary
Location Birbhum district, West Bengal, India
Nearest city Santiniketan
Coordinates 23°41′06″N 87°39′11″E / 23.685011°N 87.653021°E / 23.685011; 87.653021Coordinates: 23°41′06″N 87°39′11″E / 23.685011°N 87.653021°E / 23.685011; 87.653021
Area 2 square kilometres (0.77 sq mi)
Established 1977
For town near Raniganj in Bardhaman district see Ballavpur

Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary (popular as Deer Park) was established in 1977. This wooded area is located near Santiniketan in Bolpur subdivision of Birbhum District in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

It is located at near santiniketan . It has an average elevation of 56 metres (184 ft).[1]

Climate[edit]

During summer, the temperature can shoot well above 40 °C (104 °F) and in winters it can drop to around 10 °C (50 °F).[2] The annual average rainfall is 1,212 millimetres (47.7 in), mostly in the monsoon months (June to October). [3]

Fauna[edit]

It is home to a number of deer including the Blackbuck and Spotted deer. Other animals include jackals, foxes and a variety of water birds. [4]

Timings[edit]

It is open from 10 am to 4 pm. It is closed on Wednesdays.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Santiniketan
  2. ^ Mondal, Dipanwita, Ek Najare Birbhum Jela, Paschim Banga, Birbhum Special issue (in Bengali), February 2006, pp. 7–10 , Government of West Bengal
  3. ^ Mukhopadhyay, Malay, Birbhum Jelar Bhougolik Parichiti, Paschim Banga, Birbhum Special issue (in Bengali), February 2006, pp. 29–32
  4. ^ "West Bengal Wildlife Sanctuaries". Archived from the original on December 22, 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  5. ^ Basak, Tapan Kumar, Rabindranath, Santiniketan and Sriniketan (An Introduction)