Koundinya wildlife sanctuary


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    An 18-member herd of all female elephants from the forests of Gudiyattam and Pernambattu of Tamil Nadu are currently on the prowl in the Koundinya wildlife sanctuary zone in Chittoor district, apparently “in search of mates”

    About Koundinya wildlife sanctuary

    • It is located in Palamner – Kuppam forest ranges of Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, on the Andhra Pradesh – Chittoor road. 
    • This Sanctuary comes under Project elephant – a Countrywide Elephant Conservation Project taken up by the Government of India. 
    • Uniqueness: The only home for Asiatic elephants in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
    • Forest Type: Southern tropical dry deciduous forest, with patches of thorn, scrub, and grassy plains.