Manas National Park

Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve in Assam, India. The park is widely recognized for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog. Named after the Manas River, which separates Bhutan from India, the park has dense deciduous forest spread over an area of 2840 sq km.

A total of 55 mammals, 50 reptiles and three amphibians have been documented, several species being endemic. Manas contains 21 of India’s Schedule I mammals and at least 33 of its animals mentioned as endangered, by far the greatest number of any protected area in the country. Some, like the Assam Roofed turtle Kachuga sylhetensis, Golden Langur Presbytis geei, Hispid Hare Caprolagus hispidus, Pygmy Hog Sus salvanius and Asiatic Wild Buffalo Bubalus arnee, are only found here.

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  • Location : Mothanguri, Guwahati, Assam
  • Submitted On : 16 Nov 2014