Three poachers were recently arrested in Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary.


About Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Location — It is situated in the Bargarh district of Odisha near the Hirakud dam (Mahanadi River).
  • It finds a special mention because of noted freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai. During his rebellion against the British, his base at ‘Barapathara” was located within the sanctuary.
  • It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1985.
  • Vegetation — Dry deciduous mixed forests.
  • Flora — Major trees found here are Sal, Asana, Bija, Aanla, Dhaura etc.
  • Fauna — A huge variety of wild animals reside in the dense forest of the sanctuary, such as Tiger, Sloth Bear, Leopard, Hyena, Spotted Deer, Antelopes, Sambar, Gaur, Nilgai, Bison, Langur Monkeys etc.