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Wildanimals Tours of Odisha
Shimilipal National Park: Spread over 2750 sq. km., it is paradise on earth with 1076 plant varieties, 87 orchid species, 42 mammals, 29 reptiles, 231 birds and an wonderful bio-reserve one of its kind in India. It is widely known for its Project Tiger and Asiatic Elephants.
Tiger : 98(Male-28, Female-44, Cub-26, As on January 1999)
Leopard : 115 (Male-32, Female-59, Cub-24 As on January 1999)
Elephant : 449 (M-85, F-282, Y-82 As on May 1999)
CHANDAKA: It is relic of wildland that once extended all over Bhubaneswar. Spread over 193.39 sq km of rolling table land and small sprawling hilloks, it is a wild life sacntuary since 1982. The sanctuary, literally abutting on the Capital City of Orissa, is the pachyderm country. Originally established to provide inviolate refuge for elephants with a view to minimize their depredation, the sanctuary is now a treasure trove of biodiversity.
This small but beautiful sanctuary has forest type well distributed in a mosaic of habitat sheltering variety of tropical Indian Jungle Fauna. The return of the Leopard in 1991, which seemed exticnt for long, further reaffirms the revival of biodiversity. Floral diversity is distributed in 6 types, secondary moist miscellaneous semi evergreen forests, moist Kangada forest, Coastal Sal Forests, thorny bamboo brakes, planted teak and Eupatorium scrub. A few species of ground Orchids, Ferns, Club mosses, Bryophytes and Lichens are distributed in shady wet pockets and rock escarpments. Elephant is the flagship species and indicative of the productivity of the habitat. Other habitats are Leopard, Chital, Barking Deer, Wild Pig, Common Langur, Pangolin, Sloth Beer etc. Birds like Peafowl, Red Jungle Fowl, Crested Serpent Eagle, Black headed Oriole are found here.