Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary, Champhai

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Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in Champhai district in eastern Mizoram, northeast India. It is an alpine forest and contains the second highest peak in Mizoram. It is specially a conservation interest on rare species of birds. It was declared a protected area in 1999, and a national wildlife sanctuary by the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests on 31 May 2001.GeographyLengteng Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Champhai district, only a few kilometres from Indo-Burma border and north of Murlen National Park. It lies adjacent to the village Lamzawl, and the nearest town is Ngopa. Selam village is within the sanctuary. It is at an altitude of 400-2,141 m asl. It covers an area of 12000ha. It consists of several mountain peaks, and one of them is the second highest in all of Mizoram. Vegetation types are tropical evergreen forest and sub-tropical montane forest.VegetationLengteng is densely covered with evergreen and semi-evergreen trees. Major trees are Quercus leucotrichophora, Lithocarpus dealbata, Schima wallichii, Lyonia ovalifolia and Vaccinium sprengelii. Common herbs are Ageratum adenophorum, Maesa indica and Eurya cerasifolia.
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  • Located very near the Murlen National Park, this sanctuary is home to animals like the barking deer, rhesus macaque, wild boar as well as leopard. Tigers and gorals are also found here.  more »
  • Situated in the eastern part, adjacent to the Murlen National Park, within Champhai district, Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 80 square kilometers and is at a distance of nearly 200 kilo...  more »
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