States Manipur Wildlife

Wildlife Manipur

Manipur like other Northeast Indian destination boasts rich wildlife. The state is home to the endangered species of Sangai also known as Brow Antlered Deer and has vegetation of the same gradation from tropical to temperate along with the distribution and character of animal life. However, it is the addition of Malayan type fauna that adds diversity to the wildlife in Manipur. This wildlife destination is also home to 500 varieties of orchids. The state also has a unique wetland ecosystem making the wildlife even more peculiar. Apart from the Sangai species of deer, which is the major attraction during a wildlife tour, Manipur is also home to rare primates like Slow Loris, the Stump-Tailed Macaque, the Pig-Tailed Macaque. The state is also a place to spot the Hoolock Gibbon, Clouded Leopard, and the Golden Cat.

When it comes to avifauna, this Northeast destination is where one can sight the flight of Mrs. Hume's barred back Pheasant (Syrmaticus humiae) and Blyth's Tragopan. The Khaleej Pheasant found in Manipur is a rich mixture of steely black and white and is definitely a bird to sight. The Burmese peafowls and jungle fowls are the other pheasants found in Manipur. Amongst the best places to sight the wildlife of Manipur is Keibul Lamjao National Park which is also famous as the Floating Lake National Park. Apart from it, the Protected Area network in Manipur includes wildlife sanctuaries like Yangoupokpi Lakchao Wildlife Sanctuary, Orchid Preservation Plot, second home of Sangai, Keilam Wildlife Sanctuary, and Zeliad Wildlife Sanctuary, which make perfect destinations for wildlife tourism in the state.

Manipur Travel Information at a Glance

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