Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary : Bihar Second Tiger Reserve
Bihar is set to get a second tiger reserve in Kaimur district (Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary) by the end of the year or early 2024.
- Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest sanctuarylocated in the Kaimur District of Bihar.
- It is nestled in the Vindhayachal hill ranges.
- The sanctuary forms a very important catchment for theKav, Sone, and Durgawati river systems, with important tributaries.
- It is connected with Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary of UP, which again has links with Sanjay Dubri Tiger Reserve and Panna landscape in Madhya Pradesh through stepping stone forests of Marihan, Sukrit, Chunar ranges and wildlife sanctuaries of Ranipur (UP).
- This region has a thick covering of mosaic prairie, tropical dry deciduous backwoods, and swampy bogs.
- The main animals found are Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, Indian boars, sloth bears, sambar deers, chitals, four-horned antelope and nilgais.
- The plants found here include Salai (BoswelliaSerrata), Siddha, Indian Rosewood (Sheesham), Jamun, Teak, Koraiya,Saal, and Jheengarare some species of plant life.