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Thiruvananthapuram»Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary

Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary declared a sanctuary in 1983, is composed of the dense forests and the Peppara dam built on the Karamana River to increase the drinking water supply to Thiruvananthapuram and the adjoining suburbs. The wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 53 sq.kms. with the reservoir spread in an area of 5.82 sq.kms. The major wildlife species found in the wildlife sanctuary are: tiger, panther, wild dog, lion tailed macaque, elephant, gaur, sambhar, barking deer, mouse, wild boar, Nilgiri langur, Malabar squirrel etc. The bird species especially the water birds like darter, little cormorant, pied king fisher and egrets are most commonly seen in the sanctuary.