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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Almora

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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is a major tourist site located at a distance of 30 km from the town of Almora. The sanctuary covers an area of 45.59 sq km and is perched at an elevation ranging from 900 to 2500 m above sea level.

The place is a natural habitat of animals like Leopard, Nemorhaedus Goral, Chital,Musk Deer, Serow, Jungle Cat, Sus Scrofa, Black Bear, Pine Marten, Fox, Langur, Monkey, Porcupine, Flying Squirrel, and Barking Deer.

The sanctuary was declared as an Important Bird Area by the Bird Life International as it has more than 200 species of birds. Tits, Forktail, Nuthatches, Blackbirds, Parakeets, Laughing Thrush, Magpies, and Kalij-Pheasant are some of the important birds that can be seen here.

The indigenous flora found in this sanctuary include pines, oaks, rhododendrons, bryophytes, pteridophytes, hanging mosses, Kaphal, Pinus roxburghii, Engelhardtia spiicata, Macaranga pustulata, Quercus gloca, Quercus incana and Quercus leucotricophora.

 

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