Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Recently, a tiger was spotted in Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary at a record-high elevation of 3,640m in Sikkim, surpassing the previous highest altitude sighting in Arunachal Pradesh at 3,630m.
  • The sanctuary is situated at the tri-junction of Sikkim, Bengal and Bhutan.
  • The Pangolakha range in the east separates Sikkim from Bhutan.
  • The sanctuary is linked to Neora Valley National Park of West Bengal, forests of Samtse and Haa district in Bhutan.
  • It is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Sikkim.
  • The connectivity of Sikkim's forests with those in Bhutan and West Bengal, where tigers have been spotted, adds to the significance of this observation.
  • The sanctuary is home ....
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