wildlife sanctuary named after Mehao Lake

A wildlife sanctuary named after Mehao Lake

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-05-09

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Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular wildlife places in Arunachal Pradesh in India near the Roing in the Lower Dibang Valley District. The area is very rich in flora and fauna as the Mehao Wild Life Sanctuary is covered with dense forest. The sanctuary is a home for much wildlife and it was established in the year 1980. Different kinds of wild mammals like Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Fishing Cat, Spotted Linsang, Common Mongoose, Wild Dog, Jackal, Indian Porcupine, Himalayan Black Beer, Assamese Macaque, Stump tailed macaque, Slow Loris, Hoolock gibbon, Sambar, and Barking Deer and birds like Great Hornbill, Goosander, Large cormorant, Mallard, Godwall, Cotton teal, Three-toed forest kingfisher, etc. are found in this sanctuary and varieties of tree species are also found in this Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary. One needs to trek almost for 4 to 7 hours to explore the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary. This area is highly dominated by the Adi tribes and a number of Nepali communities are also found in this place. The people of this place are responsible to take care and to maintain all the orchards in the region. The Mehao wildlife sanctuary falls under the Mishmi hills which is the home for many species of plants, birds, mammals, orchards, butterflies, and Rhododendron. The Mishmi hills are a perfect place for a birdwatcher and wildlife enthusiasts delight. The region can boast of so many rare species found only in this region in the entire Indian sub-continent. The only way to reach the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary is trekking, there is no other way than trekking and witnessing the beauty of the place. During a trek people often meet and greet Idu Mishmi Tribe and Adi Tribe on the way and can even learn about their tradition, culture, and the way of living by communicating with the people. The month between October and March is the best time to visit Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary.

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