India - Sikkim Wildlife Tourism

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Sikkim Wildlife Tourism

Kanchendzonga National Park

The Kanchendzonga National Park is the largest wildlife reserve in Sikkim. It is the home to snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, Tibetan antelope, wild ass, barking deer, musk deer, flying squirrel, and red panda.

Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary

The Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary supports a large variety of birds and butterflies along with a population of leopards, red pandas, civet cats and  Himalayan black bear.

Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary

The Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary has more than 20 different species of rhododendrons. The sanctuary also has a small population of tigers, civets and some birds, including the beautiful blood pheasant which is the state bird of Sikkim.

Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary

The Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary has the temperate forest which is home to red panda, leopard, black eagle and civet cat.

Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary

The Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary located at a distance of 36km from Gangtok is a highland sanctuary that supports a fascinating array of rhododendrons, primroses, poppies and a variety of wild flowers. It is also the home to the gravely endangered musk deer, red panda, Himalayan black bear, serow, and some species of pheasants.

 

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