Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary

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A view of Papikondalu Wildlife Sanctuary from river Godavari in Andhra Pradesh

Papikondalu National Park (Papi Hills) is located in East Godavari and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh[1], covering an area of 1,012.86 km2 (391.07 sq mi).[2]. No part of Papikondalu remains outside East and West Godavari districts after 2014 and after the construction of Polavaram Dam.


Wildlife includes mammals like tigers, leopards, sambar and spotted deer and Indian bison.[citation needed] People of this region used to see wild water buffalo here till 1980s, but it appears they are now extinct in this region.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Wildlife Protected Areas Andhra Pradesh 2014".
  2. ^ "PAPIKONDA Wildlife Sanctuary". AP forest department. Archived from the original on 25 January 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.