Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kannur – Kerala

The Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, located 45 km east of Kannur , is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The sanctuary, frequented by nature lovers, stretches over an area of ​​55 square kilometers on the western slopes of the western Ghats. The sanctuary, established in 1984, is administered by the Wayanad division and based in Iritty .
The different types of forests found in the wildlife sanctuary include the tropical evergreen Aralam, tropical semi-evergreen, south Indian deciduous humid forests and evergreen hills and plantations. Animals are generally found in the Western Ghats such as Sambar deer, elephants, peacocks, lion tail monkeys, wild boars, the common langur, wild dogs, the common otter and the giant squirrel Malabar etc. can be found here. Tigers and Bison are occasionally seen.
There are about 23 species of mammals and over 150 species of birds here. Eight bird species belonging to the group of globally threatened bird species. Rare and endangered birds here include, among others, the Nilgiri wood pigeon, the blue-winged parakeet, the Pied Hornbill, the Pied Hornbill Grande and the Ceylon Frogmouth.