The Panna National Park is positioned in the hills of the Vindhya ranges and spreads over the Panna and Chhatarpur districts in the state of Madhya Pradesh in the northern part of India. One of the most significant ecologic prospects of the Panna National Park forest reserve is that the district of Panna marks the north most boundary of natural distribution of Teak and the eastern limits of the of Teak-kardhai mixed forests. A river called Ken flows through the Panna National Park from the south to the north. This river is the home to the marsh crocodile and the long snouted crocodile and other aquatic fauna. River Ken is one of the sixteen perennial rivers of Madhya Pradesh and is genuinely the life-line of the Panna National Park.
The Panna Wildlife Reserve was created in the year 1981, and was declared as a Project Tiger Reserve in 1994. In the earlier times, the rulers of Panna, Chhatarpur and Bijawar princely states used to hunt in the reserved forests of the Reserve in Panna and some protected forests in Chhatarpur district.
The Panna National Park in Madhya Pradesh is a proud owner of a rich fauna. The Fauna in Panna includes many wild animals like the Tiger, the Jungle Cat, the Wild Dog, the Leopard, the Hyena, the Sambar, the Sloth Bear, the Blue Bull, the Spotted Deer, the Four-horned Antelope, the Chinkara, the Porcupine, the Jungle Cat, the Hare, the Rusty Spotted Cat, the Ratel and the Tree Shrew, and many more.
The Avifauna of the Fauna in Panna consists of over 200 species of migratory birds, which also includes a bunch of winter migratory birds.