Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

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Entrance to the Sanctuary

Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is located in northeastern Goa, India in Ponda taluk. The total area of the park is 8 km2. It is a popular destination for both tourists and schoolchildren. A wide variety of animal life can be encountered, including: sambar deer, Indian bison, Malabar giant squirrel, Indian peafowl and many species of snake.[1]

Bondla provides sanctuary to leopards who have been injured when they ventured too close to human habitation, and dancing bears and cobras who, along with their trainers, need a new life as the age-old tradition of dancing bears and snake charming is now illegal. The elephants and their handlers are more fortunate: the two at Bondla take turns to give visitors a ride, and on their off day are bathed and laze around.

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  1. ^ Paul. Harding, Bryn Thomas (2003). Goa. Lonely Planet. ISBN 1-74059-139-9.