Located in the Little Rann of Kutch, Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary is the largest wildlife sanctuary in India spread over 4954 sq km. Here Indian Wild Ass are living in a huge population. They are the only gene pool of such breed in the entire world and is one of the six geographical varieties surviving on the earth.
Apart from Indian Wild Ass, this area is also the home of other rare endangered species such as black cobra, desert fox, caracal, sarus crane, lesser flaming, Dalmatian pelican etc. And this was the reason why this area has some chances to be declared as one of the world heritage sites. The Little Rann of Kutch is recognized for its geo morphological and natural values.
Following is the list of species of birds and animals which are found in this sanctuary:
- 9 mammalian orders with 33 species which includes worlds last population of the wild ass
- 75000 bird nests
- A type of prawn species
- 29 species of reptiles including 1 crocodile, 12 snakes, 14 lizards and 2 turtles
- 4 species of amphibians
- 93 species of invertebrates including 25 zooplanktons and 1 annelid
- This sanctuary also attracts other international such as falcons, harriers, hawks and houbara bustard
This Kutch Desert changes into an area with shallow fresh rain water in the monsoon season. This fresh water becomes helpful to feed all the species living here.
Tourists can visit this sanctuary by planning a full day visit with a Jeep Safari which comes with all basic needs such as food, snacks, fruits, and mineral water.
Tourists can have a camel safari ride in the nearby villages where seasonally migrant communities like bharwad and rabaris does camping. The best time to visit this place is between the months of December to February.
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