The Fauna of Mizoram
The forest area
of Mizoram is inhabited by swamp deer, tiger, leopard, elephant
and hoolock gibbon. Mizoram can boast of a variety of wild life
accumulated mostly in the Dampa Sanctuary, established in 1976 at
the north-western tip of Mizo hills. Available records show that
a wide range of insects, Molluscs, Crustaceans, a few 1,000 species
of insects, about 12 species of Butterflies and Moths , 20 of Beetles,
13 of Molluscs and various types of Snails are found in Mizoram.
Seven species of Owls, 10 of Pheasants, 12 of Hawks and Eagles,
11 of Bulbuls belonging to 13 families, nine of Egrets and Herons
too exist here. The mammals consist of Black and Wild Bear Tiger,
Leopard, Hoolock Gibbon, Chinese Pangolin, Clawless Otter, Porcupine
Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary
Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Kolasib District of
Mizoram in India. Located about 130 km from the state capital Aizawl,
Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary is a picture postcard destination in Mizoram,
surrounded by lush green vegetations. Vast tracts of thick forest
cover Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary's sparsely populated hilly terrain.
The mist-laden valleys look celestial as you pass by the routes
from Aizawl to Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary. This blooming land with
its warm, gracious and hospitable people, who are full of zest for
life, music and cheer is a must visit destination for the tourists
longing for a pure and peaceful environ.
The place is a most ideal destination for the tourists, who are
interested in natural beauty and profusely blooming orchids. Dampa
Wildlife Sanctuary offers a heavenly ambience for the travelers,
who thrive for natural beauty and pollution free atmosphere.
Best time to Travel : November
Weather Conditions : The climate
is amiable, generally cool and soothing in summer, and not very
chilling in winter. It rains heavily from May to September.
The Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary
The Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary in Mizoram is spread over an area
of 110 sq km, near the Indo-Bangladesh
border. Close to Indo-Myanmar and Indo-Bangladesh border, the Ngengpui
Wildlife Sanctuary ranges in altitude from 200 m to about 1200 m above
sea level. Virgin sub-tropical evergreen / semi-evergreen forests
are found in the Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary Mizoram. The sanctuary
is surrounded by seven villages. It is managed by Range Officer with
headquarter Ngengpui, and 5 Beat Officers under the control of DFO
Chhimtuipui Forest Division.
Best time to Travel : October to
Location : The Ngengpui Wildlife
Sanctuary is situated near the Indo-Bangladesh border in the state
of Mizoram in India.
The Flora of Mizoram
The state has dense bamboo forests. Rivers run in narrow ribbons
that seem to be challenging the onlookers to plunge in for some
adventure and entertainment. The hill ranges standing in north-south
direction are brilliant with green plantations throughout the year.
Orchids are abundant in Mizoram. Epiphytic orchids are greater in
number than terrestrial ones. Some of the rare species of orchids
endemic to Mizoram consist of fine foliage and bright flowers of
great interest to garden lovers. The highest peak, Phawngpui Mountain
(vast meadow), also known as Blue Mountain, a garden of rhododendron
of arboretum and veitchianum species is 2,065 m (7,100 ft) high.
There are a number of hilly streams and rivers which murmur through
picture postcard scenario. The forests house some of the rare varieties
of orchids that are found only in this region.
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