News:Kerala will soon get a Tiger rehabilitation centre, safari park in the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary.
About Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary:
- Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1973.It is the second largest wildlife park in Kerala.It was notified as an Elephant Reserve under Project elephant in 1991-92.
- It is part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve along with Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park, Mukurthi National Park and Silent Valley.
- Vegetation:It comprises tropical semi-evergreen forests, moist mixed deciduous forests, dry mixed deciduous forests, bamboo forests, and marshy grasslands.
- The sanctuary is contiguous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka in the Northeast and Muthumalai of Tamil Nadu in the Southeast.