Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary

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Coordinates: 26°47′53″N 90°2′41″E / 26.79806°N 90.04472°E / 26.79806; 90.04472

Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary
Protected Area
Country Bhutan
District Dagana & Sarpang
Highest point
 - elevation 1,600 m (5,249 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 200 m (656 ft)
Area 268.93 km2 (104 sq mi)
Plant sal (Shorea robusta)
Animal chital (Axis axis), Ganges River dolphin
(Platanista)
Phibsoo protected area location map.png
Website: Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation

The Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary is the second-smallest national park in Bhutan, covering 268.93 square kilometres (103.83 sq mi) in western Sarpang District and southeastern Dagana District along the border with West Bengal. It is connected to Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park and Royal Manas National Park via a "biological corridor" that crosses a national highway. Its elevations range from 200 metres (660 ft) to 1,600 metres (5,200 ft).

Flora and fauna[edit]

Phibsoo is unique in Bhutan for its chital (Axis axis, "spotted deer") and natural sal (Shorea robusta) forests. Like Royal Manas National Park, Phibsoo is inhabited by elephants, bengal tigers, gaur, three species of mahseer, and possibly the rare Ganges River dolphin. Phibsoo, however, has no human residents.[1][2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parks of Bhutan". Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation online. Bhutan Trust Fund. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Phipsoo Wildlife Sanctuary". Himalaya 2000 online. Bhutan Travel Guide. Retrieved 2011-04-02.