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; 46 years ago (1974-06-05)
Brahmagiri River passing through Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Poisonous red mushroom found in Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

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.[citation needed]

Wildlife[edit]

Flora[edit]

The sanctuary contains evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, and in the higher altitudes are grasslands with shola. Bamboo plants are widespread.

Fauna[edit]

Mammals in the sanctuary include lion-tailed macaques, Indian elephants, gaurs, tigers,[1] 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.

Pythons, cobras, king cobras, and malabar pit vipers are also found in the sanctuary, as are birds such as emerald doves, black bulbuls and Malabar trogons.

References[edit]

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

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