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Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka

Tucked away amidst the lofty peaks with the Western Ghats, the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is actually a well-known Project Tiger reserve. The wildlife sanctuary is referred to as so right after the Bhadra River which meanders via the lush forests. The region was declared the Jagara Valley Recreation Reserve in 1951 with the Authorities of Mysore. In 1974, soon after a census of the animal species inside the adjoining areas, the sanctuary was reconstituted as the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of the substantial tiger population and as such the sanctuary was declared the 25th Venture Tiger reserve of India in 1998. Bhadra is popularly identified as Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary, after the village on its fringes.

Flora
The lush green vegetation of the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary consists of mostly moist and dry deciduous forests. Much more than 120 tree species grow right here, which contain Teak, Rosewood, Mathi, Honne, Nandi, Tadasalu and Kindal.

Fauna
In addition to getting the perfect haven for tigers, the Bhadra sanctuary plays host to exotic animal species. The elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sambar, spotted deer, mouse deer, barking deer, sloth bear, wild boar, wild canine, mongoose, porcupine, jackal, and also the widespread langur are some of the mammals discovered here. Amongst birds, it is possible to spot the black winged kite, king vulture, fantastic horned owl, fantastic pied hornbill, Indian tree pie, black napped flycatcher along with the open up billed stork.