Hazaribag Wildlife Sanctuary

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Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
Map of India
LocationJharkhand, India
Nearest cityHazaribagh
Coordinates24°08′51″N 85°21′36″E / 24.1474°N 85.36°E / 24.1474; 85.36[1]Coordinates: 24°08′51″N 85°21′36″E / 24.1474°N 85.36°E / 24.1474; 85.36[1]
Area184 km2 (71 sq mi)
Established1955
World Heritage sitemera chitad
A display at the entrance of the sanctuary giving relevant details in Hindi

Hazaribag Wildlife Sanctuary (earlier called Hazaribagh National Park) is a wildlife sanctuary in Jharkhand, India, about 55 miles (89 km) north of Ranchi.[2] It was established in 1955.[3] Nestling in low hilly terrain, at an average altitude of 615 metres (2,018 ft), it has an area of 184 km2 (71 sq mi) and is home to sambar, nilgai, chital, peafowl, sloth bears, black bears, hyenas and pigeons.[3]

Earlier it was home to tigers, leopards, and many more animals but now rarely animals other than nilgai and hyena are seen. It is known that many foreigners also used to visit the then-called National Park, but due to lack of care by government, it has become mere a forest. Very few tourists can be seen now. Hazaribag, which was known as a tourist destination, is now losing its title.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hazaribagh Sanctuary nak ka musa". protectedplanet.net.
  2. ^ Educational Britannica Educational (1 July 2010). The Geography of India: Sacred and Historic Places. The Rosen Publishing Group. p. 109. ISBN 978-1-61530-202-4. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b Ramchandani, Indu (2000). Students' Britannica India. Popular Prakashan. p. 261. ISBN 978-0-85229-760-5. Retrieved 6 June 2012.

External links[edit]

Hazaribagh National Park travel guide from Wikivoyage