Wildlife Karnataka

About 20% of the state falls under forests. The main national parks are Nagarhole, Anshi, Bandipur, Bannerghatta and Kudremukh. The state animal is the Indian Elephant and the state bird is the Indian Roller. Lotus is the state flower and sandalwood the state tree. With more than 20 wildlife sanctuaries, five national parks and many forest reserves in Karnataka, there is a huge scope for wildlife tourism in the state.

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National Parks

Bandipur National Park | Bannerghata National Park | Anshi National Park | Nagarhole National Park | The Kudremukh National Park


Wildlife sanctuaries

The Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary | Ghataprabha Wildlife Sanctuary | Melukote Wildlife Sanctuary | Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary | Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary
Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary | Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary | Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary | Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary

Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary | Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary | Arabithittu Wildlife Sanctuary | Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary | Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary | Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary | Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary | Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary

Bird sanctuaries

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary | Kaggaladu Heronry | Gudavi Bird Sanctuary | Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary | Kokkare Bellur Pelicanry
Attiveri Bird Sanctuary | Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary