National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuary in Manipur
Manipur is home to the only floating park in the world in the form of Keibul Lamjao National Park, which is the only national park located in the state of Manipur. The 'brow-antlered deer, which was first discovered in Manipur itself but was declared extinct later in 1951, was re-discovered in the Keibul Lamjao National Park. It is the one and only floating park in the world.
It forms an important part of Loktak lake as well. The park is a wonderful amalgamation of aquatic, wetland, and terrestrial ecosystems. The Loktak Lake provides an option to take a look at this beautiful wildlife sanctuary by boat or any other water vehicle. The total area reserved for the park is nearly about 9884 acres. It seems really big.
Wildlife Sanctuaries in Manipur are as follows:
- Yangoupokpi-Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Bunning Wildlife Sanctuary
- Dzukou Valley
- Jiri-Makru Wildlife Sanctuary
- Keilam Wildlife Sanctuary
- Shiroy Community Forest
- Zeilad Lake Sanctuary