Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary

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Overview:

A leopard was recently found dead in the Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh.

About Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary:

 

  • Location: It is situated in the Maharajganj district of Uttar Pradesh
  • Borders: On the northern side, the Sanctuary shares the international boundary with Nepal, and on the eastern border is Bihar’s Valmiki Tiger Reserve.
  • It was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in June 1987.
  • Drainage: It is drained by the great Gandak, the little Gandak, Pyas and Rohin rivers.
  • Topography:
    • It is almost flat with an average height of 100mtrs above mean sea level.
    • The area gently slopes from North–West to South–East.
  • Flora:
    • Nearly 75% of the area consists of Sal forest, and other humid areas are covered with Jaamun, Gutal, Semal, KhairTrees, etc.
    • Lower region of the sanctuary, which is water logged during rains, consists of Grasslands and patches of Cane forests.
  • Fauna:
    • It is inhabited by a variety of animals which mainly includes Leopard, Tiger, Jungle Cat, Small Indian Civet, Langur, Deer, Blue Bull, Wild boar, Porcupine etc.
    • The Avifauna is varied with Little Cormorant, Snake Bird, Brahimini Duck, Common Teal, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Paddy Bird etc.

 


Q1) What is a Wildlife Sanctuary?

A Wildlife Sanctuary can be termed as a large geographical piece of land, usually forested, where animals are kept in their natural habitats. The primary purpose of designating areas as a Wildlife Sanctuary is to provide a shelter or refuge to the animals so that they can live and thrive in their natural homes.

Source: Leopard found dead in Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh's Maharajganj