Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary

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A black panther recently rescued from a village in Goa is healthy and it will be released into the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary.

About Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • It is situated in the Sanguem Taluka in Eastern Goa.
  • River Netravali or Neturli originates in this sanctuary which is an important tributary of the Zuari River.
  • To the north of the Netravali wildlife sanctuary lie the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary lies to its south.
  • It has two all-season waterfalls, namely Savri and Mainapi.
  • Flora: The forest is a predominantly moist deciduous type with patches of semi-evergreen forest in the valleys. The high-altitude areas in the hills have natural grassy patches that provide ideal habitat for the herbivorous population.
  • Fauna: Indian gaur, spotted deer, sambar deer, barking deer, wild boar, and black-faced langur. the Great Pied Hornbills, Black Panther, Slender Loris and the Giant Squirrel.


Q1) What is a semi-evergreen forest?

A semi-evergreen forest is a type of forest that is intermediate between tropical rainforests and deciduous forests. This type of forest is characterized by a mixture of both evergreen and deciduous tree species.

Source:  Goa to release rescued black panther in Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary