Umred Karhandla Sanctuary

Umred Krhandala wildlife sanctuary, about 58 km from Nagpur, is spread over Pauni, Umred, Kuhi and Bhivapur Taluka. This sanctuary has also connection root tadoba andhari tiger reserve through forest along Wainganga river. The sanctuary is home to resident breeding Tigers, Herds of Gours, Wild Dogs and also rare animals like Flying Squirrel, Pangolin and Hoeny Badger. It is bounded roughly by the Wainganga river and the Gosikhurd dam on the West and narrow 10 km long range of 600-800 m hills to the northwest. It is located 40 km north of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve 60 km from Nagpur. Umred Karhandala was declared as a wildlife sanctuary on 29/06/2012, having an area of 189.30 sq.km. As per tiger census of 2014 there are 4 adults and nearly 9 sub adults or cubs in this area. Efforts to notify the protected area as a tiger reserve are in progress.

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