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Other Sanctuaries

Apart from major sanctuaries from Odisha, here are few other sanctuaries.  

Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary:

Located in Kendrapara district, Gahirmatha is the only marine wildlife sanctuary in Odisha. It is spread over 1435 square kilometers, which includes 1408 square kilometres of water body and 27square kilometres of land mass including reserve forests, mud flats and accreted sand bars. The sanctuary is famous for Olive Ridley sea turtles. These turtles migrate in huge numbers from November first week every winter for mating and nesting along the coast.  

Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary:

Located near state capital Bhubaneswar Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary has an area of 175.79 square kilometers, excluding mining area of 17.6 square kilometer. The sanctuary with Sal, Piasal, Asan, Bamboo trees, is spread over Khurda and Cuttack districts. Though the forest has lost its flora and fauna due to illegal tree felling and poaching, but still it is home to wild animal s like tiger, leopard, sambar, spotted deer, gaur, elephant, etc.  

Balukhand-Konark Wildlife Sanctuary:

Situated in Puri district, Balukhand-Konark Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 71.72 square kilometers. Despite deforestation and poaching one can still find wild animals like striped hyena, jungle cat, blackbuck, spotted deer in this sanctuary, which too has a good collection of flora with Casuarina, Tamarind, Anacardium, Karanja, Polanga and Neem trees.  

Hadagarh Wildlife Sanctuary:

Located in Keonjhar district of Odisha, Hadagarh Wildlife Sanctuary spread over 191.06 square kilometers has lot of Sal trees. The common fauna spotted in Hadagarh are leopards, wild dogs, mugger, elephants, etc.  

Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary:

Located in Nayagarh district, the sanctuary has an area of 168.35 square kilometers. The common species found are tiger, leopard, sambar, spotted deer, bear, elephant, etc. The sanctuary has mostly Sal, Karado, Piasal, Kurum, Asan, Bamboo trees.  

Kotgad Wildlife Sanctuary:

Kotgad Wildlife Sanctuary in Baliguda sub-division of Phulbani district has an area of 399 square kilometers. Important species found in the sanctuary are - tiger, leopard, bison, elephant, sambar, spotted deer, varieties of birds and reptiles.  

Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary:

Spread over an area of 272.75 square kilometers in Balasore district of Odisha, Kuldiha Sanctuary has a good collection of various fauna like elephant, bison, sambar, giant squirrel, leopard, varieties of birds, and reptiles. It also has a lot of Sal, Bija, Asana, Bamboo cover.  

Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary:

Located in Kalahandi district, Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary has an area of the 147.66 square kilometer. The important species of fauna found in the sanctuary includes tiger, leopard, wild pig, bison, sambar, nilgai, barking deer, mouse deer, varieties of birds and reptiles.  

Ushakothi Sanctuary:

The Ushakothi Sanctuary was set up in the year 1987 at Yavatmal at a distance of about 48 kilometres from Ushakothi in Sambalpur district.The animals spotted mostly here are - tigers, elephants, sloth bear, sambar, nilgai, cheetah, wolves and leopards.  

Khalasuni Wildlife Sanctuary:

With an area of 116 square kilometers, Khalasuni Wildlife Sanctuary in Rairakhol sub-division of Sambalpur district is home to species like tiger, leopard, elephant, bison, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, mouse deer and wild dog, varieties of birds and reptiles.  

Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary:

Spread over an area of 600 square kilometers in Nuapada district, the sanctuary is mostly covered with Teak, Sal, Piasal trees. One can spot various wild animals like - tiger, leopard, hyena, barking deer, chital, bison, sambar, and varieties of birds and reptiles.  

Lakhari-Valley Wildlife Sanctuary:

Located in Gajapati district, Lakhari-Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 185.87 square kilometers. One can find lots of tiger, leopard, bear, hyena, wild boar, spotted deer, and elephant. The sanctuary is mostly covered with Teak, Sal, Piasal, Bamboo plantations.  

Badrama Wildlife Sanctuary:

Home to various wildlife species like elephant, tiger, leopard, hyena, wild bear, spotted deer, Badrama Wildlife Sanctuary in Sambalpur district has lots of Teak, Sal, Piasal, Bamboo trees. The sanctuary in the western Odisha district has a total area of 304.03 square kilometers.  

Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary:

With an area of 346.91 square kilometers and lots of Bija, Sal, Asana, Aanla, Dhaura trees, Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary in Bargarh district of Odisha is known for good collection fauna like tiger, leopard, hyena, bison, sambar, spotted deer, chousingha, migratory birds, monitor lizard and chameleon.

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