Gujarat Wildlife
Wildlife
Gujarat is a unique state that has many kinds of habitats. These varied landforms include dry deciduous forests, majestic grasslands, wetlands, marine ecosystems and rich moist deciduous forests. These habitats are home to some extremely rare wildlife. The Asiatic Lion is found only in Gir. The Wild Ass in the Rann of Kutch, the rare great Indian bustard in the bird reserves, the world's only four-horned antelope and the Black Buck are some other valued species protected in Gujarat. The dugong and the rare boralia species also find a safe heaven here.

National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries in Gujarat Purna Wild Life SanctuaryKhijadia Bird SanctuaryMarine SanctuaryPorbandar Birds SanctuaryGaga Wild Life SanctuaryJambughoda Wild Life SanctuaryThol Wild Life SanctuaryKutch Bustard SanctuaryPania Wild Life SanctuaryShoolpaneshwar Wild Life SanctuaryRatanmahal Sloth Bear SanctuaryJessor Sloth Bear SanctuaryBalaram - Ambaji Wild Life SanctuaryWild Ass SanctuaryKachchh Desert Wild Life SanctuaryNarayan Sarovar SanctuaryNal-Sarovar SanctuaryRampara Wild Life SanctuaryHingolgadh Nature Education SanctuaryGir Wild Life SanctuaryBarda Wild Life SanctuaryGir National ParkMarine National ParkBlackbuck National ParkVansada National Park

National Parks

NoName of ParkArea in Sq.Kms.Location
1Gir National Park258.71Sasan Gir Dist : Junagadh
Major Spp. Lion, Panther, Chausinga, Spotted deer, Hyena, Sambar, Chinkara
2Black buck National Park, Velavader34.08Velavader Dist : Bhavnagar
3Vansda National Park23.99Vansda Dist: Navasari
Major Spp. Panther, Hyena, Spotted deer, Chausinga.
4Marine National Park162.89Gulf of Kutch Dist : Jamnagar
Major Spp. Sponges, Corals, Jelly fish, Sea horse, Octopus, Pearl oyster, Starfish, Lobster, Dolphin, and Dungong.

Sanctuaries

No Name of SanctuaryArea in Sq. km.Location in Dist.Name of major W.L.Spp.
1Gir Wild Life Sanctuary1153.42 JunagadhAs in Gir N.P
2Wild Ass Sanctuary4953.70Little of Kutch Rann Surendra NagarChinkara, Bluebull, Blackbuck, Wolf Fox.
3Nal Sarovar Birds Sanctuary120.82Nal Sarovar AhmedabadG.flamingo, Coot Ducks, Ulamingo
4Jessore Sloth BearSanctuary180.66Jessore BanaskanthaSloth bear, Panther, Hyena, Caraca
5Barda Wild Life Sanctuary192.31Near Porbandar PorbandarLion, Chinkara, Sambar, Spotted deer.
6Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary6.54Hingogadh RajkotChinkara, Panther, Wolf, Flying Fox, Hyena
7Marine Sanctuary295.03Gulf of Kutch Nr.kha,JamnagarAs in Marine N.P
8Narayan Sarovar Sancuary444.23Narayan Sarovar KutchChinkara, Carcal, D.Cat, D.Fox, Hyena, Jackal.
9Khijadia Bird Sanctuary6.05Khijadia JamnagarLittle Grebe, Painted stork, Cormorants Herons
10Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary55.65Ratanmahal DahodSloth bear, Hyena, Jackal, Chausinga, Civet cat, J. Cat
11Kutch Desert Wild Life Sanctuary7506.22Rann of KutchChinkara, Hyena Fox, Flamingo
12Gaga Wild Life Sanctuary3.33JamnagarGreat Indian Bustard, Wolf & Jackal
13Rampara Wild Life Sanctuary15.01RajkotBluebull, Chinkara, Wolf, Fox
14Thol Wild Life Sanctuary6.99MahesanaTrumpeting cranes, Honking geese, Greater & Lesser flamingo
15Shoolpaneshwar Wild Life Sanctuary607.70NarmadaSloth bear, Panther, Rhesus macaque Chausinga, Barking deer.
16Porbandar Birds Sanctuary0.09PorbandarFlamingos, Pelicans, Spoonbill
17Pania Wild Life Sanctuary39.63AmreliChinkara panther, Spotted deer, Hyena.
18Balaram Ambaji Wild Life Sanctuary542.08BanaskanthaSloth bear, Panther, Hyena, Wolf, Nilgai, Jungle cat, Indian hare
19Jambuhoda Wild Life Sanctuary130.38PanchmahalSloth bear, Panther June cat, Hyena, Wolf, Barking deer
20Purna Wild Life Sanctuary160.8DangsTiger, Panther Rusty spotted cat, Chausinga, Giant squirre, Barking deer
21Kutch Bustard Sanctuary2.03KutchGreat Indian Bustard, Lesser florican