Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

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Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary.jpg
Valley within the Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary, Karnataka state
Location India
Coordinates12°23′13″N 75°29′28″E / 12.387°N 75.491°E / 12.387; 75.491Coordinates: 12°23′13″N 75°29′28″E / 12.387°N 75.491°E / 12.387; 75.491
Area181 square km
EstablishedJune 5, 1974; 45 years ago (1974-06-05)
Brahmagiri River passing through Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Malabar pit viper in Brahmagiri Tiger Reserve

Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary The Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary is located in the Kodagu (Coorg) district, Karnataka state and is part of the Western Ghats. It is situated on the border between Wyanad District of Kerala state on the south and Kodagu District in Karnataka on the north side. It is located at a distance of 243 km from Bangalore. The sanctuary derives its name from the highest point, the Brahmagiri peak, which is 1607m in height. It covers an area of about 181 km.

History[edit]

It was declared as sanctuary on 5th June 1974.

Location[edit]

Brahmagiri is about 60 km from Coorg and about 200 km from Bangalore.

Terrain[edit]

The top of Brahmagiri Hill is well forested and has a lot of wildlife.

Wildlife[edit]

Flora[edit]

The area has mainly evergreen and semi-evergreen forest, and in the higher altitudes, there are grasslands with shola forest patches. Bamboos are well represented in these forests.

Fauna[edit]

Red Mushroom (Poisonous in Nature) found in Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

Mammals in the sanctuary include lion-tailed macaque, elephant, gaur, tiger[1], jungle cat, leopard cat, wild dog, sloth bear, wild pig, sambar, spotted deer, Nilgiri langur, slender loris, bonnet macaque, common langur, barking deer, mouse deer, Malabar giant squirrel, giant flying squirrel, Nilgiri marten, common otter, brown mongoose, civet, porcupine, and pangolin.

Python, cobra, king cobra, malabar pit viper are some of the reptiles found in the sanctuary.

Birds in the sanctuary include emerald dove, black bulbul and Malabar trogon.

Fauna includes Red Mushroom

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On the scent of a tiger". Deccan Herald. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2019.

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