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Simlipal Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Orissa

Main Wildlife Attractions: Barking deer, Gaur, Jungle cat, Wild boar, Chausingha,Giant squirrel, Leopard, Asian elephant

Coverage Area: 845 sq.kms

Established: 1980

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So, if you want to have a date with the same, come to Simlipal Wildlife Sanctuary, Orissa. One of the 18 tiger reserves of the country, Simlipal Wildlife Sanctuary is positioned in the district of Mayurbhanj.

History of Simlipal Wildlife Sanctuary Orissa

Simlipal was the erstwhile hunting region of the Kings of Mayurbhanj. It was established as a tiger reserve in the year of 1956. In 1972, it became a part of the Project Tiger Scheme and later attained the status of a 'National Park' in 1979.

Description of Simlipal Wildlife Sanctuary Orissa

Simlipal Wildlife Sanctuary of Orissa houses a wide variety of avifauna, flora and fauna. 30 species of reptiles and 42 species of major mammals have been recorded so far in this sanctuary. Some of the names worth mentioning are Tigers, Elephants, Panthers, Gaurs, Pangolins, Four horned Antelopes, Ratels, Giant squirrels, Cheetals and Sambars. This sanctuary plays home to around 95 tigers. You will also find the rare Mugger Crocodiles at this place.

Simlipal Wildlife Sanctuary in Orissa, India consists of the Sal forests that house 501 categories of plants belonging to 102 families. About 87 species of orchids are also identified. Simlipal Wildlife Sanctuary is the home of about 230 bird species that include Red Jungle Fowl, Crested Serpent Eagle, Grey Hornbill, Peafowl, Alexandrine Parakeet, Indian Trogon Hill Mynah, etc.

So, if you want to observe all these and more, come to Simlipal Wildlife Sanctuary, Orissa during your Tour to Orissa.