Khol Hi-Raitan Wildlife Sanctuary

Khol Hi-Raitan Wildlife Sanctuary
खौल ही-राइतान वन्यजीव अभयारण्य
Wildlife Sanctuary
Khol Hi-Raitan Wildlife Sanctuary
Location in Haryana, India
Khol Hi-Raitan Wildlife Sanctuary
Khol Hi-Raitan Wildlife Sanctuary (India)
Coordinates: 30°46′N 76°54′E / 30.76°N 76.90°E / 30.76; 76.90Coordinates: 30°46′N 76°54′E / 30.76°N 76.90°E / 30.76; 76.90
Country  India
State Haryana
District Panchkula district
Government
  Type Government of Haryana
  Body Forests Department, Haryana
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website www.haryanaforest.gov.in

Khol Hi-Raitan Wildlife Sanctuary (Hindi: खौल ही-राइतान वन्यजीव अभयारण्य) is situated in Panchkula district of Haryana State, India. It is 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) away from Panchkula on the Morni Road and its aerial distance from the Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary is only 3 kilometres (1.9 mi).[1][2]

History

Forests Department, Haryana of Government of Haryana officially notified this as Wildlife Sanctuary on 10 December 2004.[1]

Area

It is spread over an area of 4883 (2226.58 and 2656.38) hectares. In addition, there is 1320 hectares Eco-sensitive zone around the sanctuary.[1][2]

Animals

Khol Hi-Raitan Wildlife Sanctuary and Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary are only 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) aerial distance from each other, both are also only few km away from Kalesar National Park, all of which lie in the Shivalik hills of Haryana. All these three centuries have similar species of wild animal that migrate from century to another. The wild species include Indian leopard, Asiatic elephant, Chital (spotted deer), Sambar deer, Wild boar, Rhesus macaque, Gray langur, Striped hyena, Indian jackal, Jungle cat, Indian gray mongoose, Indian fox and Indian jackal.[2]

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