Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary

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News:The Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary will soon be declared as a tiger reserve.

Facts:

About Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of Eastern Ghats and is located in the state of Karnataka.It was declared as Wildlife Sanctuary in 2013.
  • The sanctuary is part of a contiguous tiger habitat located very close to the tri-junction of the states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
  • Vegetation:The predominant forest type of the sanctuary is dry and moist deciduous forests.
  • The animals including tiger, elephant, leopard, wild dog, bison, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, sloth bear, wild boar, four-horned antelope among others are found in the sanctuary.

Additional information:

Tiger Reserves in Karnataka:

  • Bandipur Tiger Reserve
  • Bhadra Tiger Reserve
  • Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve
  • Nagarahole Tiger Reserve
  • Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve(BRT).