Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary : Leopard Found Dead
A leopard was recently found dead in the Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh.
- Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Maharajganj district of Uttar Pradesh.
- On the northern side, the Sanctuary shares the international boundary with Nepal, and on the eastern border is Bihar’s Valmiki Tiger Reserve.
- It was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in June 1987.
- It is drained by the great Gandak, the little Gandak, Pyas and Rohin rivers.
- It is almost flat with an average height of 100mtrs above mean sea level.
- The area gently slopes from North–West to South–East.
- Nearly 75% of the area consists of Sal forest, and other humid areas are covered with Jaamun, Gutal, Semal, KhairTrees, etc.
- Lower region of the sanctuary, which is water logged during rains, consists of Grasslands and patches of Cane forests.
- It is inhabited by a variety of animals which mainly includes Leopard, Tiger, Jungle Cat, Small Indian Civet, Langur, Deer, Blue Bull, Wild boar, Porcupine etc.
- The Avifauna is varied with Little Cormorant, Snake Bird, Brahimini Duck, Common Teal, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Paddy Bird etc.