PERIYAR TIGER RESERVE

PERIYAR TIGER RESERVE

  • Location – It falls in the district of Idukki in Kerala (saddled in the southern region of Western Ghats).
  • Formation- Declared a Sanctuary during 1950 and declared as Tiger Reserve during 1978. It gets its name from the River Periyar which has its origin deep inside the reserve.
  • Drainage – The major rivers through the reserve are Mullayar and Periyar.
  • Flora – The sanctuary comprises tropical evergreen, semi evergreen, moist deciduous forests and grasslands.
    • The sanctuary is a repository of medicinal plants numbering to about 300.
    • Some are endemic to the region like Syzygium periyarensis (a tree), Habenaria periyarensis (an orchid) and Mucuna pruriense thekkadiensis (a climber) etc.
  • Fauna
    • Mammals: Tiger, Elephant, Lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri Tahr etc.
    • Birds: Darters, Cormorants, Kingfishers, the great Malabar Hornbill and racket-tailed Drongos.
    • Reptiles: Monitor Lizards, Python, King Cobra etc.

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