Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary
The Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest located near Visakhapatnam. It is under the control of Andhra Pradesh Forest Department since March 10, 1970. Earlier the land was under the control of Maharajah of Vizianagaram. It was named after the local hillock Kambalakonda. It is a dry evergreen forest mixed with scrub and meadows and covers an area of 70.70 square kilometers. The indicator species is the Indian leopard.
The location corresponds to an area west of National Highway 5 (India) on the northern side of Visakhapatnam and Pendurthi in Vizianagaram district. It can be reached by road about 20 km from Visakhapatnam.
The sanctuary has a dry evergreen forest mixed with scrub and meadows. The terrain is hilly with steep slopes.
The fauna present in the sanctuary is Russell’s viper, Indian cobra, chameleon, Indian paradise flycatcher, treepie, quails, partridges, Indian leopard, Indian muntjac, Indian pangolin, chital, and Indian jackal.
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