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HAZARIBAGH WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

HAZARIBAGH WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

SET IN THE undulating Chhota Nagpur Plateau covered with tropical deciduous forests, this wildlife sanctuary is 16 km (10 miles) from Hazaribagh. Hazaribagh means “Thousand Tigers” and this quiet town’s environs were once famous for their tiger population. However, as a result of deforestation, most of the tigers are gone, and spotting a tiger from one of the ten viewing platforms is now rare. The 190 sq-km (73 sq-mile) sanctuary. established in 1954, is bisected by the Ranch Kolkata Highway which, with its heavy traffic, has driven awa: many animals to other habitats. But there are plenty of wild boar, nilgai and leopard, an( its thick forests are a haven for birdlife.

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