Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary

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Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary is a 402.4 km2 (155.4 sq mi) protected area in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu South India declared in February 2008. The area is a tiger habitat.


The area is a wildlife corridor with high biodiversity, and in addition to tigers, is home to the threatened species :Indian Bison, elephant, Indian Rock Python, Lion-tailed Macaque, Mouse deer, Nilgiri Tahr and Sambar deer.


There are a few tribal villages in the sanctuary and adjoining reserve forests.[1]


  1. ^ Koteswaran C.S. quoting Dr. V. N. Singh Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife)(26/2/2008) Kanyakumari Gets Sanctuary, Deccan Chronicle, Chennai, front page

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