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Wild Life in Tamil Nadu

The Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Nilgiri Hills, at a point where the Western Ghats meet the Eastern Ghats. This sanctuary has a mix of flat land, undulating parkland, open grassland, swamp, valleys and nullahs.
Spread over 958 sq kms, this sanctuary can be reached from Top Slip in the Anamalai Hills in the Western Ghats. An ecological Paradise, this sanctuary is a National Park with an area covering 108 sq kms.
is situated in an area of 223 sq kms in the Thirunelveli District, at the foothills of Western Ghats and the adjoining areas.
There is nothing to differentiate this sanctuary from the Kalakkadu Sanctuary, except for the absence of the Elephant and the Gaur.
Sprawling on 17.26 sq km surrounded by sea and shore, comprising forests of tidal swamps and forests of mangroves, Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Nagapattinam district.
Located in the Virudhunagar District, 45 kms off Virudhunagar Town, this sanctuary has a composition of dry decidious forests, moist mixed decidious forests and grasslands. It is the home of the Grizzled Giant Squirrel.

It is a scrub forest area that is spread over 16.41 sq km. This sanctuary is situated in the Thuthukudi District. Blackbuck, Spotted Deer, Macaques, Jungle cat, Mongoose and wild hares are the fauna that be seen in plenty in this reserve.

Vedanthangal is the oldest bird sanctuary in the country. This sanctuary has been in existence for more than 200 years. The villagers have documented their right to protect the winged visitors to this sanctuary.
Viralimalai is a small town situated 30-kms from Thiruchirapalli and 40-kms from Pudukkottai. It is famous for its Murugan temple and the Peacock sanctuary.
This Zoological park situated on the outskirts of the Chennai Metropolitan, is created out of the Reserve Forests of Vandalur to the west of Chennai.
(44 kms.) Not far from Mamallapuram, this crocodile breeding and research centre is run by Romulus Whittaker. Here several species of Indian and African crocodiles and alligators are bred in captivity.
The Guindy National Park is one of the prime spots to visit for those people who come to Chennai during vacation.
This is a Marine Biosphere, and it runs along with coasts of Ramanathapuram and Thuthukudi (Tuticorin) Districts.
The Mukkurthi National Park is located in the high altitudes of the Nilgiris, and is made up of rolling downs interspersed with sholas and woodland. This park is also a part of Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve and is situated 40 kms from Udhagamandalam.

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