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How Many National Parks are there in Manipur?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 11th, 2023

Manipur has only one national park, which is called Keibul Lamjao National Park. It is situated in the Bishnupur district of the Indian state of Manipur. It was established in 1966 as a wildlife sanctuary before becoming a national park in the year 1977.

National Parks in Manipur

Manipur is home to the world’s only floating park, Keibul Lamjao National Park, which is the only national park in the state of Manipur. The brow-antlered deer, which was discovered in Manipur but declared extinct later that year, was discovered again in the Keibul Lamjao National Park. It is the world’s first and only floating park.

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.

List of Wildlife Sanctuaries in Manipur

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Manipur are as follows:

  • Yangoupokpi-Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bunning Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Jiri-Makru Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Keilam Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Shiroy Community Forest
  • Zeilad Lake Sanctuary
  • Dzukou Valley

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