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Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve

20th December, 2023 Environment

Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve

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  • Despite millions spent on conservation efforts, only one purebred wild buffalo, the state animal of Chhattisgarh, remains within the boundaries of Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve in the Gariaband district of the state.


  • Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Dhamtari District, Chhattisgarh.
  • The wildlife sanctuary was established in 1974 under Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.
  • It is named after Sitanadi River which originates from this sanctuary and joins Mahanadi River near Deokhut.
  • Teak and bamboo predominate among the vegetation. Animals include Tigers, Leopards, Flying Squirrels, Jackals, Four-horned Antelopes, Chinkara, Black Buck, Jungle Cat, Barking Deer, Porcupine, Monkey, Bison, Striped Hyena, Sloth Bear, Wild Dogs, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai , Gaur, Muntjac, Wild Boar, Cobra, Python among many others.