Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Why is it in News?

A species of wood snake has resurfaced in Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary after 140 years.

About Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • This wildlife sanctuary is located in the Western Ghats in the state of Tamil nadu.
  • As this wildlife sanctuary is at the border of Tamil Nadu & Kerala, hence it acts as a buffer zone for Periyar Tiger Reserve which is present in state of Kerala.
  • Megamali Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for the Nilgiri Tahr, Lion-tailed Macaque, Great Indian Hornbill etc.
  • Wood snake is “point endemic” to Megamali Wildlife Sanctuary i.e. it is only found in that sanctuary and nowhere else.

Source: TH