A total of 309 wildlife and birds were spotted at the recent Nature Experience Initiative (Animal Census) carried out at Katepurna Wildlife Sanctuary.


About Katepurna Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It is located in Akola District of Maharashtra.
  • This Sanctuary area is the catchment of Katepurna Reservoir, and it forms an aquatic habitat for many floral and faunal species.
  • The sanctuary derives its name from the Katepurna River, which flows south to Northward almost through the central part of the sanctuary.
  • It is undulating and offers an interesting contrast between the plateau and the plains.
  • Vegetation — Southern tropical dry deciduous forest.
  • Flora —
      • The main species are Ain, Dhawada, Kalamb, Salai, Haldu, Medshing, Tendu etc.
      • Trees of Vad, Umber, Arjun, and Kalamb are found in moist areas.
  • Fauna —
      • It is renowned for its four-horned antelope and barking deer.
      • Other animals that you can see at the sanctuary include black buck, leopard, wolf, wild boar, hyena, hare, nilgai, jungle cat and monkey.