Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS)

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News:Kerala will soon get a Tiger rehabilitation centre, safari park in the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary.

Facts:

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.