Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary, Kiphire

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The Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary in Kiphire district is ideal for nature lovers and animal enthusiasts. The sanctuary is considered to be an abode for many wildlife animals such as leopards, tigers, wild buffaloes, hoolock gibbons and mithun. Hornbill, the most popular bird in Nagaland is also abundantly found in the Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary.

The wildlife sanctuary is spread over 642 hectares. It was established in the year 1983, and it lies along the international border with Myanmar. The sanctuary is not only an abode for animals, but abundant flora to be found here too. The important trees to be found here are Bogipoma, Bonsum, Khasi Pine, Amari, Oaks, Gamari, Nahor, Uriam, Hollock, Alder, Sasi and Kachnar.

Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary is located in such a geographic location that it receives high rainfall facilitating the growth of abundant flora. The nearest airport to the Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary is Dimapur from where easy road transports can be availed.

 

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