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Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Madhya pradesh
Coverage area: 551.55 sq.km.
Main attractions: Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Wild Bear, Tiger Panthera
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Achanakmar wildlife sanctuary was established in 1975 Under Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 and biogeographical province 4.8.4 (Indus-Ganges Monsoon Forest). Moreover the area of the sanctuary is 551.55 sq.km. Mainly hilly country. Altitude ranges from 200-1000m.Mainly tropical sal forest with other species at higher altitudes are the vegetation of this region.

Fauna :
Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Wild Bear, Tiger Panthera tigris, leopard, striped Hyaena, jackal Canis aureus, sloth bear Melursus ursinus, Indian wild dog Cuon alpinus, chital Axis axis, sambar Cervus unicolor, nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus, four-horned antelope Tetracerus quadricornis, chinkara (mountain gazelle) Gazella gazella, blackbuck Antilope cervicapra, munyjac Muntiacus muntjak, wild boar Sus scrofa and others.
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