Bura Chapori Wild Life Sanctuary

Encounter the Bengal Florican at Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-10-19

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Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area located on the south bank of the Brahmaputra River in Sonitpur district in the state of Assam. This wildlife sanctuary covers 44 km2 and was declared a Reserve Forest in 1974. It became a sanctuary in 1995. It is located 40 km from Tezpur town and 181 km away from Guwahati.

Bura Chapori is an old sandbank which has turned permanent, in the mighty Brahmaputra and like the famous Kaziranga National Park housed mammals, reptiles and birds and plays host to a host of migrants who can feed and move around here. Major part of the sanctuary is covered by grassland with patches of water bodies and woodland, strip of plantations created during the past has helped to create- barriers around the sanctuary.

Bura Chapori Wild Life Sanctuary

Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary

The mammalian species it harbours are Tiger, Elephant, Wild Buffalos, Hog Deer, Wild Boar besides bird species like Bengal Florican, Black Necked Stork, Open Billed Stork, White Eyed Pochard, Millard, Spot Bill, Large Whistling Teal and many others. It is 40 km away from Tezpur Town. The forest has an Inception Bungalow at Bura Chapori.


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