Jomotsangkha Wildlife Sanctuary

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Coordinates: 27°47′50″N 91°26′16″E / 27.79722°N 91.43778°E / 27.79722; 91.43778

Jomotsangkha Wildlife Sanctuary
Protected Area
Country Bhutan
District Samdrup Jongkhar
Highest point
 - elevation 2,200 m (7,218 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 400 m (1,312 ft)
Area 334.73 km2 (129 sq mi)
Animal elephant, guar, pygmy hog, hispid hare
Khaling protected area location map.png
Website: Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation
Wild gaur at a salt lick

Jomotsangkha Wildlife Sanctuary (formerly Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary) is the smallest protected area of Bhutan covering 334.73 square kilometres (129.24 sq mi) in Samdrup Jongkhar District along the southern border with Assam. Its elevations range between 400 metres (1,300 ft) and 2,200 metres (7,200 ft). Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary is, despite its small acreage, an important habitat for elephants, gaur (Bos gaurus), and other tropical wildlife. It may also contain the rare pygmy hog (Porcula salvania) and hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus) known to inhabit the adjacent Khaling Reserve in Assam, with which Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary forms a trans-border reserve.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Parks of Bhutan". Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation online. Bhutan Trust Fund. Archived from the original on 2011-07-02. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Khaling Neoli Wildlife Sanctuary". Himalaya 2000 online. Bhutan Travel Guide. Retrieved 2011-04-02.