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Mizoram, being a thickly wooded state, has a very wide range of flora and fauna. The Himalayan Maple and bamboo are one of the most important trees in Mizoram. It is also the home of various rare species of orchids. Mizoram is home to a large family of birds and animals. Moths and butterflies of various species are found in the hills of Mizoram. There are various wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Mizoram like Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary, Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Phawngpui National Park, Murlen National Park, Tawi Wildlife Sanctuary, Palak Wildlife Sanctuary and Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary.

Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary

The Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Lawngtlai District in the south-western part of Mizoram. It is located very close to the Indo-Myanmar and Indo-Bangladesh border. The sanctuary covers a total area of 110 square km. and ranges in altitude from 200 m to about 1200 m above sea level. The wild animals found in this Sanctuary are Tiger, Clouded leopard, Elephant, Guar, Barking deer, Sambar, Wild boar, Hoolock Gibbon, Rhesus macaque, Leaf monkey, Common langur, etc.

Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary, Mizoram


Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary

The Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the eastern part of Mizoram adjacent to Murlen National Park. The sanctuary covers an approximate area of 80 square km and ranges in altitude from 400 m to about 2300 m. The second highest Peak in Mizoram can also be seen in this park. Some of the wild animals and birds found in this sanctuary are Tiger, Leopard, Sambar, Barking deer, Wild boar, Hoolock gibbon, Rhesus macaque, Ghoral, Serrow, Hume's Bartailed Pheasant, Kaleej Pheasant.

Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary

The Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary is situated about 240 km from Aizawl in the Western Part of Mizoram and very close to Dampa sanctuary. The sanctuary also acts as a corridor for elephants which migrate from Bangladesh. The area of this sanctuary is 50 square Km. Tiger, Leopard, Hoolock gibbon, Leaf Monkey, Sambar, Barking Deer and variety of birds can be seen in this sanctuary.

Phawngpui National Park
Phawngpui National Park, Mizoram

The Phawngpui National Park is situated in South Eastern Mizoram close to the Myanmar border. The highest peak in Mizoram, the Phawngpui (2360 m) is located within this Park. The park covers a total area of 50 square km. Some of the animals and birds found in this park are Ghoral, Serrow, Barking deer, Sambar, Leopard, Blyth's tragopan, Kaelej Pheasant, Hoolock Gibbon, Common Langur, Rhesus macaque, Stump tail macaque and variety of birds and orchids.

Murlen National Park

The Murlen National Park is situated about 245 km east of Aizawl and close to the Myanmar border. this national park is located close to the Chin Hills. It covers an area of 150 square km and ranges in altitude from 400 m to about 1900 m. Tiger, Leopard, Himalayan black bear, Hoolock gibbon, Sambar, Barking deer, Ghoral, Serrow, Rhesus macaque, Wild boar, Pheasant and many varieties of birds and orchids can be seen in this park. There are five villages around the park and one village namely Murlen village with seventy families are residing inside the park.

Murlen National Park, Mizoram


Palak Wildlife Sanctuary

Palak Wildlife sanctuary lies in the in Saiha District in the southern part of Mizoram. The sanctuary covers an area of around 15.5 square km. Elephant, wild boar and varieties of birds found in this sanctuary. Palak Dil, a natural lake is located within the sanctuary. The Palak Lake area is popularly known as the heaven on earth not only for its natural beauty but also because it is home to a wide range of beautiful butterflies and moths.


Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary

Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the tri-junction of Bangladesh, Tripura and Mizoram. Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary is the oldest and the largest wildlife sanctuary in Mizoram. This wildlife sanctuary is situated in the Mamit District in the western part of Mizoram, about 127 km from Aizawl. This wildlife sanctuary sprawls over an area of 650 square kms. and established in 1976. The virgin forests of Dampa Tlang and Chhawrpial Tlang are the unique natural features of the sanctuary. It is the home of eastern Himalayan wild animals like tiger, wild dog, giant squirrel, porcupine, slow loris, leopard, elephant, gaur (Indian Bison), sambar, swamp deer, barking deer, sloth bear, wild pig, hoolock gibbon, leaf monkey, langur, rhesus macaque, jungle cat, wild boars and wide variety of butterflies, birds and flowers. There are 10 villages around the sanctuary with a population of roughly 10,000 tribes like Mizo, Chakma, and Riang (Tuikuk).


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