Kaundinya Bird Sanctuary

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Introduction:
Kaundinya Elephant Sanctuary is located in Palamner - Kuppam forest ranges of Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, on the Andhra Pradesh - Chittoor road. This Sanctuary comes under Project elephant - a Country wide Elephant Conservation Project taken up by Government of India. The Sanctuary also has many places of attraction around it.

Uniqueness:
The only home for Asiatic elephants in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

Indicator Species: Asiatic Elephant.

Legal Status: 18-12-1990.

Forest Type:
Southern tropical dry deciduous forest, with patches of thorn, scrub and grassy plains.

Temperature:
Summer - 45° C; Winter up to 9° C

Flora:
Plants like Albizzia amara, Ficus glomerata, Zizyphus xylocarpus, Gymnosporia Montana, etc; make this a green panoramic place with a breathtaking floral diversity.

Fauna:
Insects like Gongylus praying mantis, Painted grasshopper, Plain tiger butterfly, Common grass yellow butterfly, etc; abound this elephant land. Reptiles like Common cobra, Rat snake, Indian rock python, Forest calotes, Skinks, etc; make this place their abode. Birds like Partidges, quails, storks, Cotton teal, etc; make this Sanctuary their domicile. A further balance in the food-web is maintained by mammals like Indian Elephant, Panther, Sloth bear, Wild boar, Chowsingha, Nilgai, Hyena, Jackal, etc.

Design and maintained by A.P. Forest Department IT Wing (MIS)