Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Infobox_protected_area | name = Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
iucn_category = Ia

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area = 175 km²
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Established in 1976, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is 175 square kilometers of wildlife refuge and wetlands habitat. It is located in Eastern Nepal and can be accessed from the Mehendra Highway. The reserve currently has five elephants. The reserve is also home to the water buffalo (called "arna"), deer, nilgai, mugger crocodile,Ganges River Dolphin (also called the Gangetic Dolphin), and over 280 species of birds.

In additional to wildlife, the Reserve also protects a substantial part of the Sapta Koshi, (a tributary of the Ganges River) flood plain. In 1987, it was declared a Ramsar site.

External links

* [http://www.south-asia.com/dnpwc/other-national-parks/koshi-tappu.htm Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve]

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