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Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary

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Location  Assam, India
Area  44.06 sq. km
Phone  098300 13567
Nearest city  Tezpur
Address  Assam 784102
Established  1974
Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary
Governing body  Department of Environment & Forests, Assam
Similar  Agnigarh, Orang National Park, Mahabhairav Temple, Kolia Bhomora Setu, Bhairabi Temple

Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary (Assamese: বুঢ়া চাপৰি অভয়াৰণ্য) is a protected area located in the state of Assam in India. This wildlife sanctuary covers 44.06 km2, on the south bank of the Brahmaputra River in Sonitpur district. The area was declared a Reserved forest in 1974, it became a sanctuary in 1995. It is located 40 km from Tezpur town and 181 km away from Guwahati.

Biodiversity

It is considered to be an ideal habitat for the Bengal florican. It is a paradise for many migratory birds. Reptiles and fish are also found here. Other attractions are:

Mammals

Indian rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, wild buffalo, hog deer, wild pigs and occasionally a herd of elephants.

Birds

Bengal florican, black-necked stork, mallard, openbill stork, teal, whistling duck and many others.

References

Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary Wikipedia


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