! National Parks in Nepal !
Wildlife safari ! Jungle safari in Nepal
Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve
Area: 175 sq. km.
Area : 155 sq. km; 305 sq. km after
completion of the extension. Established : Established in 1969 and
gazetted in 1976.
The Royal Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve
is situated in the southern part of Far-Western
Nepal in the Kanchanpur District.
Predominant sal associated with arna, semal,
karma, khair and sissoo are found along the
riverside. The main grass species are the Imperate
Cylindrica and the Saccharum Heteropogon, used
extensively by the local people for thatching.
The reserve provides a prime habitat for swamp
deer. An estimated population of 2000 to 2500
of this species is found in the reserve. Other
wild animals in the reserve are wild elephant,
tiger, hispid hare, blue bull, leopard, chital,
hog deer, and wild boar.
A total of 200 species of birds have been recorded
in the reserve. Many grassland birds along with
the rare Bengal florican can be seen. Marsh
mugger, Indian python, monitor lizard and
snakes like cobra, krait, and rat snake are
recorded in the reserve.