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Wildlife of Arunachal Pradesh

The mountainous terrain of Arunachal Pradesh covered by the Himalayas and the Patkai hills offer wildlife adventure and abounding luxuriant forests. Some of the highest peaks of the Himalayas like Gorichen, Kangto, Nyegi Kangsang are located in this region. The archetypal climatic condition and topographical features has led to the growth of myriad plant and animal lives adding gorgeousness to the panorama. The territory of Arunachal Pradesh encompasses tropical forests, sub tropical forests, pine forests, temperate forests, alpine forests, bamboo forests, grasslands and degraded forests. There are 2 National Parks, 6 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 1 Biosphere Reserve and 1 Orchid Sanctuary in the state. Arunachal Pradesh provides shelter to 85 species of terrestrial mammals, more than 500 avian species, above 5000 species of plant lives and many different species of reptiles, butterflies & insects.

Namdapha National Park

A treasure trove to wildlife enthusiast and nature lovers, Namdapha National Park is the largest national park in North-eastern region comprising an area of over 1985 sq km. It is the 15th Tiger Reserve in the country. The park is a habitat to a magnificent collection of unique and endangered species of flora and fauna. Namdapha National Park holds unique position in the world as the only dwelling place of four species of the big cat’s family – the Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Clouded Leopard. It is a home to the endangered Hoolock Gibbon, Red Panda, Capped Langur, Takin and several species of Macaque. A small population of Python, King Cobra and Reticulated Python also adds to the fauna community of the park.

Different bird species like Great Indian Hornbill, Kalij, Forest Eagle, Bengal Florican, Monal Pheasants, Satyr Tragopan etc. are found in the park. The flora of Namdapha National Park includes Mekai, Bamboo, Hollong, Magnolia, Betula, Hollock, Tall Cane, Pine, Oak, Rhododendrons etc. Namdapha Nation park holds over 150 species of timber along with a variety of medicinal and ornamental plants. The presence of a wide variety of richly coloured butterflies enhances the glory of the park.

Recognitions:


* Namdapha National Park was confirmed the status of a Reserve Forest in.


* Declaration of Namdapha National Park as a Wildlife Sanctuary was affirmed in.


* It received official recognition as a National Park on.


* Namdapha National Park was declared as a Tiger Reserve was confirmed in.

Activities:


* Sightseeing of wildlife


* Trekking and guided bird watching


* Elephant and Jeep safaris


* Enjoying country boat ride


* Tribal village visit


* Participation in ethnic feast

(Birds' Check-list of Namdapha National Park)

Mouling National Park

Mouling National Park spreads over an area of 483 sq km (approx) characterized by a lush green landscape. It shelters some of the rarest wildlife such as Takins, Royal Bengal Tiger, Serow, Goral, Clouded Leopard, Deer, Black Bear,Leopard, Red Panda, Hoolock Gibbons etc.

Manas National Park is an ideal habitat to rare species such as One Horned Rhinoceros, Asian Elephant, Royal Bengal Tiger, Pygmy Hog, Hispid hare, Golden Langur, Bengal Florican, Gaur, Assam Roofed Turtle and Rat Snake. Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Wild Boar, Sambar, Swamp Deer, Hog Deer are the common inhabitants of this park. Hundreds of migratory birds like Riverchats (White Capped Redstars) Forktails, Cormorants, and Ruddy Shelduck visit this park during the winter season.

Recognitions:


* Mouling National Park was declared as a Reserve Forest in.


* The park received the status of the Tiger Reserve in.


* Its official recognition as a National Park was affirmed in.

Activities:


* Elephant and Jeep safaris


* Sightseeing of wildlife


* Trekking and guided bird watching


* Village visit


* River rafting


* Provision for angling (with permission)

Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary

A centre of nature lovers, Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the magnificent bird sanctuaries in India owing its popularity as a holiday destination in the midst of lush green forests and grasslands with remarkable sightseeing of exotic flora and fauna. The sanctuary, situated in the West kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh encompasses an area of about 217 sq km. It serves a habitat to a wide variety of wild fauna such as Red Panda, Asian Elephants, Serow, Gorals, Sambars etc. In 2006, famous birdwatcher Ramana Athreya discovered a new species of bird in Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary, namely Bugun Liocichla. Birdlife International has considered the event as the most sensational ornithological discovery in India since last 50 years.

Recognitions:


* Eagle’s Nest received its official recognition as a Reserved Forest in.


* Declaration of Wildlife Sanctuary was confirmed in.

Activities:


* Trekking & guided bird watching


* Sightseeing of wildlife

(Birds' Check-list of Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary & Sessa Orchid Sanctuary)

Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary

A perfect destination for eco-enthusiasts, Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary houses a wide variety of fauna and rare unique plants. The main attractions of this sanctuary include Hog Deer, Hispid Hare, Raptors, Bengal Florican, Wild Buffalo, Sambars, Asian Elephants etc. Migratory birds like Cranes, Wild Ducks, Storks, Waterfowls from Siberia and Mongolia visit this place for taking shelter in these forests during September to February every year.

Recognitions:


* Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary received its official recognition as a wildlife Sanctuary in.

Activities:


* Sightseeing of wildlife

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