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Anshi National Park, Karnataka

The Anshi National Park is surely an evergreen tropical rainforest situated inside the North Kannada district in Karnataka. The park covering an area of 340 sq km is regarded as as India’s most endangered wildlife park. Anshi lies around the Karwar- Londa highway and is also part from the Dandeli wildlife sanctuary. Anshi acquired the designation as Nationwide Park in1987. Dandeli can be a little town located around the banking institutions in the Kali river in Karnataka. The forests around this city was established as Dandeli wildlife sanctuary in 1975 with the region of around 500 sq kms. The Anshi Nationwide Park and also the adjoining Dandeli wildlife sanctuary together make up the Dandeli Wildlife Division with the Karnataka Forest Department.

The forests of Anshi and Dandeli is rich in uncommon species of flora and fauna. A broad selection of trees for example Teak (Tectona grandis), Silver Oaks (Grevillea robusta), Eucalyptus, Weeds (Lantana, Eupatorium, Parthinium), Bauhinia, Diodspyrus, Xylia xyrocarpa, Diospyrous Acacia and Bambusa are located here.

The forest region was identified for its manganese within the previous, the mining for which resulted in wildlife moving far from the forest. Inside the recent past, the mining has been stopped and the animals are slowly returning back. So chances of seeing Elephants /bison/panther are very less and limited. Black panther, spotted deer, sambar, barking deer, mouse deer, widespread langur, sloth bear, gaur (Indian bison), wild boars, fox, bonnet macaque, slender loris, mongoose, tiger, jungle cat, jackal, pangolin, elephants, Malabar large squirrel as well as the porcupine are actually seen within the park. Reptiles consist of King cobra, python, rat snake, viper and also the krait.