Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary | Uttrakhand Wildlife
Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary is blessed with the diverse range of biodiversity. The sanctuary stretches over an area of 269.96 square kilometres. The Nandhaur area is the sub-landscape bounded by River Sharda in the east and River Gola in the west. The National Tiger Conservation Authority has proposed the name of Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary for a third tiger reserve in the state.
The first two tiger reserves are the Corbett Tiger Reserve and the Rajaji Tiger Reserve. We all knew that Uttarakhand state boasts 340 tigers making it a state with the second highest tiger population that can’t be found anywhere else in the world except in Karnataka. Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary falls under the Terai Arc Landscape which extends from India to Nepal.
Wildlife In Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary
The Wildlife Sanctuary is a habitat for a wide array of animals, plants, and bird species. The famous inhabited wildlife species include Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Asian Elephants, Jackals, Flying Foxes, Small Indian Civets, and many more.
Apart from it, the sanctuary possesses rich vegetation. The vegetation includes medicinal plants also. Furthermore, the sanctuary has a King of Trees which is about 200 years old and contains 54 ft wide and 120 ft height.
In addition to that, the Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary is a paradise for bird watchers and shutterbugs. It has a numerous variety of nonmigratory and migratory birds. The sanctuary possesses over 250 bird species which includes rare Great Pied Hornbill.