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Lawalong Wildlife Sanctuary


This wildlife sanctuary with an area of 207 Sq. Km. lies between 80°25' and 80°57' E longitudes and 23°57' and 24°20' N latitudes in the south-west corner of Chatra District and is surrounded by the Amanat river in the south, Chako nala in the west and Lilajan river in the north-west. The forests here are miscellaneous, of Dry Mixed Deciduous type with Bamboo and patches of pure Asan crops. Other tree species being Khair, Siris, Bauhinia, Bel, Palas, Dhow etc. Besides a variety of birds, the sanctuary is the home for a complete range of mammals including Tiger, Leopard, Sambhar, Cheetal, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Nilgai etc.