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Wildlife of Nagaland


Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary

The Fakim Sanctuary in Nagaland is close to the Myanmar border. The sanctuary lies in the Pungro circle headquarters in Nagaland.  This Sanctuary receives high rainfall and is the home to numerous flora & fauna. Important trees found in the district are, Bonsum, Bogipoma, Khasi Pine, Oaks, Amari, Gamari, Hollock, Nahor, Uriam, Alder, Kachnar, Sasi, etc. Because of heavy rainfall in this area, the forests are full of undergrowth shrubs. More than dozen species of ferns and numerous species of orchids are found in this place. Rhododendrons are found flowering pleasantly in March- April. Various varieties of canes bamboos are also found in abundance. Trees of Dalchini and Tejpata are found scattered in the area. Some important animals found here are; Tiger, Hoolock gibbons, Panther, Jungle Cat, Himalayan Bear, Bison, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Slender Loris etc. Indian Horn Bill, Tragopan Pheasant, Grey Pheasant, Jungle Fowl, Green Pigeon, Doves etc are the important birds of the region.

Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary

The Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary in Nagaland is under the preservation of the Forest Wildlife Department. It is the home to various animals including some rare species of birds. The sanctuary is rich with varied wealth of flora & fauna.  An exotic Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary is home to Hoolock Gibbon, the only Gibbon found in India; other wildlife includes Elephant, Mithun, Sambar, Barking Deer, Goral, Flying Squirrel, Wild Dog, Tiger, Sloth Bear, among birds are Kaleej and common pheasant, Hornbill and Black Stor.



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