Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
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|Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Valley within the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka State
|Area||181 square km|
|Established||June 5, 1974|
The Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Kodagu District, Karnataka State, India, within the Western Ghats and about 250 km from Bangalore. The sanctuary covers an area of about 181 km and derives its name from the highest point of the mountain range, Brahmigiri Peak. It was declared a sanctuary on June 5, 1974.
The sanctuary contains evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, and in the higher altitudes are grasslands with shola. Bamboo plants are widespread.
Mammals in the sanctuary include lion-tailed macaques, Indian elephants, gaurs, tigers, jungle cats, leopard cats, wild dogs, sloth bears, wild pigs, sambars, spotted deer, Nilgiri langurs, slender loris, bonnet macaques, common langurs, barking deer, mouse deer, Malabar giant squirrels, giant flying squirrels, Nilgiri martens, common otters, brown mongooses, civets, porcupines, and pangolins.
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