Koundinya wildlife sanctuary

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  • December 10, 2022
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Context: An 18-member herd of all female elephants from the forests of Gudiyattam and Pernambattu of Tamil Nadu are currently on the prowl in the Koundinya wildlife sanctuary zone in Chittoor district, apparently “in search of mates”.

About Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary:

    • Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and an elephant reserve situated in Andhra Pradesh.
  • It is the only sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh with a population of Asian elephants.
  • The sanctuary has dry deciduous forests with thorny scrubs interspersed with trees.
  • These forests have the Kaindinya and Kaigal tributaries of Palar River.
  • Kalyana Revu Waterfalls (also called Kalyan Drive Falls) and Kaigal Waterfalls are located in the Koudinya Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • The sanctuary is primarily an elephant reserve and is home to about 78 Indian elephants.
  • The vulnerable yellow-throated bulbul is present in the sanctuary.

Source:  The Hindu

Previous Year Question

Q.1) Which of the following Protected Areas are located in Cauvery basin? (2020)

  1. Nagarhole National Park
  2. Papikonda National Park
  3. Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve
  4. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 and 4 only
  3. 1, 3 and 4 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4


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