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About Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
38 kms from Margao is the smaller of the three wildlife sanctuaries of Goa – the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary. More than a sanctuary, it is an ideal jungle resort, a major attraction for school going children and nature lovers. It is more of a jungle resort with tourist cottages available on site run by the Forest Department.
Gaur the state animal is frequently seen. The Panther is the largest carnivora and the Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Toddy Cat are others. Herbivorous consist of Deers (Sambar, Spotted, Hog, Barking and Mouse) Wild Boar, Porcupines Scaly Ant Eater, and Malabar Giant Squirrel. The diminutive Flying lizard (Draco) is fairly common.
Over a hundred species of birds are residents. The State Bird (Ruby Throated Yellow Bulbul) can be seen… and the Common Grey Hornbill and Golden Backed Woodpecker are daily visitors to the Garden.
Zoological Park– A tiny Zoo permits one to see the fauna of Goa in moated enclosures with natural surroundings. Animal exhibts include, Panther, Lion, Gaur, Sambar, Deers (Spotted, Hog & Barking ) Sloth Bear, Crocodiles, Reptiles etc.
Deer Safari Park– Visitors can move among deers in vehicles inside the sprawling Deer Safari Park housing Sambar and Spotted Deers.
Formal Gardens- Spacious lawns, exotic trees, varieties of roses, and colourful flowering plants in the middle of the forest do please the eye.The large collection of plants is of interest to students in Botanic Gardens.
Nature Education Centre -The NEC houses several exhibits, which visitors can see, feel and interpret. An attached Library provides details to the inquisitive, and video and cine movies are screened on request.
Birds and Wild Animals– Bondla is home to over a hundred bird species. For those seeking greater adventure and excitement, sanctuary has watch-towers where wild animals like Gaur, Sambar, Wild Boar can be seen at water-holes.
FACTFILE : Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
Location of Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary: Goa
Area covered : 8 sq. km
Main Wildlife Found In Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary : Gaur, Panther is the largest carnivora and the Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Toddy Cat are others. Herbivorous consist of Deers (Sambar, Spotted, Hog, Barking and Mouse) Wild Boar, Porcupines Scaly Ant Eater, and Malabar Giant Squirrel.
Best Time To Visit : October to March