Description : Manas wilidlife Sanctuary is one of its kind wildlife reserve in north-east is placed in Assam. Manas is located in the Himalayan foothills. Sprawling over 360 sq. km Manas Tiger Reserve becomes Manas Wildlife Sanctuary on September 7, 1990. The park is densly forested. The Manas river is the main river, a major tributary of Brahmaputra river. Sprawling over a gentle slope in the foothills of the Himalayas, Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is the place where wooded hills give way to alluvial grasslands and tropical forests. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary provides shelter to a variety of wild animals such as rhinoceros, tigers, pygmy hogs, elephants including many endangered species. Considered as a bio-diversity hotspot, Manas was designated as a world heritage site in 1985.
The fauna of the park includes Tigers, Elephants, Rhinoceros, Wild Buffaloes, Leopards, Clouded Leopards Black Panthers, Gaurs, Swamp Deer, Capped Langurs, Golden Langurs, Assamese Macaques, Slow Loris, Hoolock Gibbons, Smooth Indian Otters, Sloth Bears, Barking Deer, Hog Deer, Sambar and Chital. It is also well known for its rare and endangered wildlife which is not found anywhere else in the world like the Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog.
UNESCO declares it as a world heritage site in danger due to heavy poaching and terrorist activities.