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Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala, India

The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the southern state of Kerala in India is spread over the southeast corner of the Western Ghats, and covers a total area of 128 km². This habitat in the southern part of India has over a hundred species of animals to be taken care of. The prime species include the Asian elephant, tiger, leopard and King Cobra. Apart from the fauna, the sanctuary is a repository of medicinal herbs.

Nestled in the southeastern part of the Western Ghats, it is a sheer pleasure to visit this sanctuary amidst the picturesque landscape. Sprawled over an area of 128 sq km, the reserve was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958. The sanctuary has the impressive Agasthyakoodam Peak at an elevation of 1,890 meters and the reservoir extending over an area of 9.06 sq km. Main Wildlife Attractions are Tiger, Leopard, Sloth bear, Elephant, Sambar, Barking deer, Bonnet macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Nilgiri tahr.

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