Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary


Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest sanctuary of Gujarat. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary occupies an area of 7505.22 square kilometers. The Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary of Gujarat comprises of forest area, revenue wasteland and territorial water of the Arabian Sea. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the north-eastern part of Kutch district that borders Pakistan and Wild Ass Sanctuary. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary was so declared in February 1986 and is the largest sanctuary of the country.

Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary of Gujarat has vast area of sun-baked mud flats that are salt impregnated. Some of the area around Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat have small patches of uplands and the hilly islands of the sanctuary are called bets. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary has marine calcareous grit and oyster bed in the shore bordering the Arabian sea.

Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat houses some of the rare wild animals like striped hyena, porcupine, fox, small Indian civet, Indian pangolin and a large number of reptiles. You will find both venomous and non-venomous snakes, monitor lizards, star tortoise in the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary at Gujarat. Some of the rare species of birds are found in the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary at Gujarat.

The avian species of the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary include the following:
  • Stork
  • Crow
  • Spoonbill
  • Sparrow
  • Osprey
  • White backed vulture
  • Black vultures and more.
The wild animals that harbors in the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary include:
  • Hyenas
  • Jackals
  • Birds
  • Nilgai
  • Chinkara
  • Sambhar
  • Wild Boar
  • Indian Hare
  • Pale Hedgehog
  • Small Indian Civet
  • Indian Porcupine
  • Indian Fox
  • Jackal


Last Updated on : 30 September 2011