Recently, the Union minister of state for environment, forests and climate change said the second tiger reserve in Bihar would be set up in Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary.
After Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR), Bihar will soon get the second Tiger Reserve in Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary
About Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary
- The Sanctuary is located in Kaimur District of Bihar, near the town of Bhabua.
- It is the largest sanctuary in the state of Bihar.
- This Sanctuary located in the Kaimur Range. In the valley portions there are several waterfalls of which the finest are Karkat Waterfall and Telhar.
- The main animals found at Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary are Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, Indian boars, sloth bears, sambar deers, chitals, four-horned antelope and nilgais.
- Birds such as the lesser white-fronted goose, ferruginous duck, Baer’s pochard duck and lesser adjutant, greater adjutant, black-necked stork, and Asian openbill stork migrate from Central Asia to the park during winter.
- The Kaimur forests are connected to forests in the neighbouring states of Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
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