Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary

Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary

Coordinates: 27°47′50″N 91°26′16″E / 27.79722°N 91.43778°E

Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary
Protected Area
Country Bhutan
District Samdrup Jongkhar District
Highest point
- elevation 2,200 m (7,218 ft)
Lowest point
- elevation 400 m (1,312 ft)
Area 334.73 km² (129 sq mi)
Animal elephant, guar, pygmy hog, hispid hare
Website: Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation

Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary is the smallest protected area of Bhutan covering 334.73 square kilometres (129.24 sq mi) in Samdrup Jongkhar District along the southern border with Assam. Its elevations range between 400 metres (1,300 ft) and 2,200 metres (7,200 ft). Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary is, despite its small acreage, an important habitat for elephants, gaur (Bos gaurus), and other tropical wildlife. It may also contain the rare pygmy hog (Porcula salvania) and hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus) known to inhabit the adjacent in Assam, with which Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary forms a trans-border reserve.

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