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The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary an important Tiger and Elephant reserve in the Indian state of Kerala is situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake - an artificial lake, at Thekkady. Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grasslands.
The sanctuary surrounds Periyar Lake, a reservoir measuring 26 km2 (10 sq mi) which was formed when the Mullaperiyar Dam was erected in 1895. The reservoir and the Periyar River meander around the contours of the wooded hills, providing a permanent source of water for the local wildlife.
It is an important tiger and elephant reserve. A total of 24 Bengal tigers were counted across 640 square kilometers of the park in 2008. Other mammals include the gaur, sambar, wild pig, Indian giant squirrel, Travancore flying squirrel, jungle cat, sloth bear, Nilgiri tahr, lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, Salim Ali's fruit bat, stripe-necked mongoose, and Nilgiri marten. The protected area covers an area of 925 km2 (357 sq mi). 350 km2 (140 sq mi) of the core zone was declared as the Periyar National Park in 1982.
About 265 species of birds can be seen in the park, including migrants. 45 species of reptiles are also found in the park.

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  • Copyright: Subho Banerjee (Subhogen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 411 W: 14 N: 908] (4065)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-10-29
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4.6, 1/550 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-26 6:36
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