Cauvery Wild Life Sanctuary Bangalore

Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary: It is spread across the districts of Bangalore, Mysore and Mandya and extends over 527 km². Dry deciduous trees found in this park like Terminaliaarjuna, Hardwikia banata, Albizia amara & Syzgium cumini. Animal species found in this park include leopard, elephant, sambar and common otter. This is also one of the last refuge of the highly endangered grizzled giant squirrel in Karnataka. Bird species include billed malkoha, white-browed bulbul and pigmy woodpecker. This sanctaury is also famous for mahseer fish. Right from the Hanur to Palar River Sangam the Sanctuary streches over around 60 Km where the Kaveri River enters the Tamilnadu. Presently there is immense anthropogenic pressure over the wild life sanctuary from the surrounding villages like Hanur, Shagyam, Kaudalli, Koratti hosur, Dantalli, etc. Due to situation of the adjoining forest livestock rearing is in vogue in almost all the villages. Number of Shepherds are move inside the Wild Life Sanctuary who indulge in hunting and poaching of various other wild animals.