Borail Wildlife Sanctuary
Borail Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the southern part of Assam, India in Cachar and Dima Hasao districts. The altitude ranging between 55–1000 m above mean sea level. It spreads over 326.24 km. The annual average rainfall and temperature ranges from 2500–4000 mm and 9.2 °C to 36.2 °C respectively, where as the Humidity varies from 62% to 83%.
The sanctuary consists of the North Cachar Reserve Forest and Borail Reserve Forest, which are classified as tropical moist evergreen and semi-evergreen forests. The forest is home to a wide diversity of wildlife. Mammals include serow, Himalayan black bear, Hoolock gibbon, Langur, macaques, Jungle cat, Clouded leopard, Barking deer and more. Birds found include White-backed vulture, Slender-billed vulture, partridge, pheasant, hornbill and more. Reptiles include rock python and King cobra.
Besides above the sanctuary also harbors a vast amount floristic diversity e.g. Ornithochilus cacharensis an epiphytic orchid species, Larsenianthus assamensis a terrestrial zingiber species, Diospyros cacharensis a small deciduous tree belonging to family Ebenaceae and Alseodaphne keenanii a large tree belonging to family Lauraceae were described for the first time for this sanctuary and all are endemic to north-east India.
The nearest town is Silchar, which is 40 km away.
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