Wildlife Sanctuaries

Bir Bhunerheri Wildlife Sanctuary

Bir Bhunerheri Sanctuary is situated at a distance of 15 km. from Patiala on Patiala-Devigarh road and is spread over 661.66 ha of Government area. A number of old Shisham & Kikar trees are found in the Sanctuary area which provide good habitat to wildlife. Hog Deer, Blue Bull, Porcupine, Black Buck, Sambar, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Rhesus Monkey, Peafowl, Black and Grey Partridges, Dove and Spotted owlet etc. are found here in this Sanctuary area. The bir area was declared as wildlife sanctuary under the Preservation of Faunae of Patiala Rules, 1896 vide Patiala and East Punjab State Union Government (PEPSU) notification No. F-150/50 dated 28.02.1952.

: Patiala
: 15 km. from Patiala on Patiala Devigarh road
: 661.66 Hectare
Status of Land
: Government
Important Fauna
Main wildlife species found in the sanctuary are Porcupine, Black Buck, Sambar, Blue bull, Jungle cat, Jackal, Rhesus Monkeys, Peafowl, Rose, Black and Grey Partridges, Dove and Spotted owlet.
Important Flora
As per forest classification of Champion and Seth, the forests in the sanctuary falls under the sub - group 5(B) Northern Tropical Dry Mixed deciduous forest type. The main tree species are Kikkar, Phalahi, Reru, Safeda, Neem, Prosopis juliflora, Acacia nilotica, Delbergia sissoo, Albizia lebbeck etc.

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