Bhitarkanika National Park- Rare Bio-diversity

Bhitarkanika National Park is situated in Kendrapara district of Odisha. The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is considered to be magnificent wildlife sanctuaries of Asia. The park includes mangrove forests, rivers, backwater, estuaries, creeks and mud flats which are very important for the biological and ecological background of Odisha. Bhitarkanika has a very rich historical and cultural past.

Bhitarkanika National Park is a primary habitat fishing cat, jungle cat, leopard cat, wild boar, hyena, spotted dear,salt water crocodile, kingfisher, woodpecker, sea gull. The mangrove forests in the sanctuary are also a good habitat for king cobra, python and water monitor lizard.

It is home for about 200 and plus species of birds including winter migratory birds from Central Asia and Europe. Since large number of water birds visit every year from June to October, an area of four hectares is occupied by these.

Bhitarkanika has an abundant rich, green and pulsating eco-system. It is one of the finest creations ever. The rare bio-diversity attracts many visitors to this extraordinary place.

The wetland area is protected with “The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary”, “The Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary” and “The Bhitarkanika National Park”

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