Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks of Sikkim


National Parks of Sikkim Map

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Sikkim wildlife is quite varied, with the different heights of the state offering different characters of wildlife. The wide variety of plants and animals in the state thrive in different types of regions ranging from tropical regions to the alpine regions. The wildlife sanctuaries and parks are the ideal sites for studying the wildlife of Sikkim.

The Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 15 kms from Gangtok. The total are of this sanctuary of wildlife at Sikkim is 5176 sq kms. One can view red pandas, leopards, civet cats and the Himalayan black bear. Different species of butterflies and birds are also found here.

Kangchendzonga National Park is a major abode of wildlife in Sikkim. The total area of Kangchendzonga National Park is 850 sq kms. It is the biggest of its kind in Sikkim. The park houses a variety of wildlife, all of which has yet not been explored. Some of the wildlife species found here are Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, wild ass, Tibetan antelope and barking deer. Some other animals dwelling in this natural reserve are flying squirrel, musk deer and red panda. Suich a wide range of wildlife species live amidst the natural vegetation of rhododendrons, giant magnolias and pine forests.

Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary has a total area of 400 hectares. It offers a good collection of primroses, rhododendrons, wild flowers and poppies. The red panda, endangered species of musk deer, serow and Himalayan black bear are found in this sanctuary.

The Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary is a major source of Sikkim wildlife, located in the southern part of Sikkim. Its total area is 3,500 hectares. This sanctuary houses a temperate forest, where leopard, red panda, civet cat and black eagle are found.


Last Updated on : 05 April 2013



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