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Tamilnadu Wildlife

Tamil Nadu has a varied
and diverse topography,
which supports a variety
of flora and fauna. About
18 percent of the total
geographical area of the
state is under forests.
These forests stretch over
the plain and the
mountains. Dry-
deciduous forests, scrubs,
thorn forests and
mangroves are spread
over dry lands while the
Western Ghats and other
cooler regions support
moist deciduous, wet
evergreen forests,
grasslands and Sholas
(Sholas are a form of
montane wet temperate
forests, which occur
predominantly in
sheltered pockets of the
Nilgiris and Upper Palni
areas of Tamil Nadu).
The mixed deciduous
forests of the Western
Ghats region are home to
a majority of plant species
found in Tamil Nadu.
These hills are an ideal
refuge for elephants,
bisons, tigers, deer and
monkeys. The Nilgiri hills
have a number of
medicinal plants and a
variety of flowers.
Cinchona and eucalyptus
are some of the examples.
Medicinal herbs are also
found in the Palani hills
and Courtallam. Tirunelveli
district is known for the
Palmyra tree, whose
products are used as raw
materials for several
cottage industries. Rubber
is the main plantation crop
in Kanyakumari while
sandalwood grows in the
Javadi hills of Vellore
district.
The animal life in Tamil
Nadu is also varied.
Several wildlife sanctuaries
and National Parks have
been set up to preserve
the animal life in the state.
Wildlife sanctuaries like
Madumalai and Annamalai
are situated in the
Western Ghats. These hills
provide ideal conditions
for a variety of animal and
plant life. In all, there are
five National Parks and
seventeen wildlife
sanctuaries in Tamil Nadu.
Some of the important
wildlife sanctuaries in
Tamil Nadu are the
Anamalai Wildlife
Sanctuary, Kalakadu
Wildlife Sanctuary,
Calimere Wildlife
Sanctuary, Kunthakulam
Bird Sanctuary,
Mundanthurai Tiger
Sanctuary, Mudumalai
Wildlife Sanctuary and
National Park, the
Viralimalai Sanctuary and
the Vedanthangal Bird
Sanctuary. The Marine
National Park and the
Guindy National Park are
one of the most visited
places.
Anna Zoological Park
Situated at Vandalur, in
the outskirts of Chennai,
the Anna zoological park
is one of the modern zoos
of India and the biggest in
South East Asia. The
zoological Park spreads
over an area of about 510
hectares of dry evergreen
forests.
Anamalai Wildlife
Sanctuary
Anamalai wildlife
sanctuary is one of the
most attractive preserves
of nature in Tamil Nadu. It
is also called the India
Gandhi national Park and
located in the Western
Ghats near Pollachi, about
90 km from Coimbatore.
The wildlife sanctuary is
spread over an area of
about 958-sq-kms.
Crocodile Bank
The Chennai Crocodile
Bank is located about 44
Km from the Chennai city.
This crocodile bank
houses several species of
Indian and African
crocodiles and alligators.
Here, the crocodiles are
kept in their natural
environment in open
pools and can be viewed
from safe proximity.
Guindy National Park
The Guindy National Park
forms one of the main
attractions for people
coming to Chennai for
vacations. The National
Park is an amazing picnic
spot for you, your family
and friends. Spending a
day out in the lap of
nature and wildlife is an
amazing experience. To
add to its natural beauty,
the National Park has a
snake park and a
children's park.
Gulf of Mannar Marine
National Park
The Gulf of Mannar Marine
National Park is a unique
marine biosphere reserve,
located in the Tuticorin
and Ramanathapuram
districts of Tamilnadu.
Rich in marine life, the Gulf
of Mannar is spread over
an area of about 10,500-
sq-kms with 21 islands
and continuous stretches
of coral reef.
Mudumalai Bird
Sanctuary
The Mudumalai Wildlife
Sanctuary is located
amidst the beautiful Nilgiri
Hills. This is the point
where the Western Ghats
merge with the Eastern
Ghats. The relief of the
sanctuary is an interesting
mix of plain, swamp,
undulating parkland, open
grassland, valleys and
streams. There is a
National Park measuring
103 sq km inside the
sanctuary.
Mukkurthi National Park
The Mukkurthi National
Park is located in the Nilgiri
Hills and forms a part of
the Nilgiri Biosphere
reserves. It is interspersed
with sholas and
woodland. Situated about
40 Km from
Udhagamandalam,
Mukkurthi National Park is
home to a variety of
animal and bird life.
Point Calimere
Sanctuary
In Tamilnadu, there is no
end to your wildlife
adventure and exploration
as we take you to yet
another wildlife sanctuary-
the Point Calimere
Sanctuary. Spread over
an area of about 17.26 sq
km and surrounded by
sea and shore, Point
Calimere Wildlife
Sanctuary is situated in
the Nagapattinam district
of Tamilnadu.
Vedanthangal Bird
Sanctuary
Vedanthangal, the oldest
bird sanctuary in India is
one place, which can't
easily fade off from one's
memories. The sanctuary
is an amazing place to be
in, especially during the
Sunset, as you can spot
thousands of birds
returning to their nests
and dotting trees. You can
spot several species of
birds of which most are
migratory.


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