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Gahirmatha Turtle Sanctuary :

            This is a stretch of beach that is used for breeding the giant Olive Turtles, who travel all way from Pacific Ocean to mate and lay their eggs. Every year, thousands of wondrous creatures are seen here. The Government of Orissa has made special arrangements in order to protect the turtles. This is also the harbouring ground for various kinds of migratory birds.

Baisipalli Sanctuary :

            Baisipalli wildlife sanctuary was established 1981 in the eastern ghats and rises from almost sea level to about 900 metres. It is situated at a distance of 60 kilometeres form Nayagarh and extends over 168.35 square kilometres. Apart from elephants and tigers there are also sambar, mouse deer and a fascinating variety of fauna including migrating and resident avifauna.

Satakoshia George Sanctuary :

            This sanctuary was established in 1976 and the total sanctuary area is about 745.52 sq.kms. This sanctuary is at a distance of 58 kms from Angul. About 10 kms to the south of the george at Purnakote and Labangi, Gharials have made their home in the Mahanadi river and this sanctuary was established primarily to protect these crocodiles, an endangered species.

Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary :

            The Chandaka elephant sanctuary, the first of its kind in India, was established in 1982 with a view to promote eco-regeneration of depleting environment. About 20 kms away from Bhubaneswar it is a dense forest covering 190 sq. kms. where around 100 elephant roam freely. There are a number of watch towers set for the visitors to watch these huge animals.

Hadgarh Sanctuary :

            Hadgarh wildlife sanctuary is located in the district of Keonjhar only ata distance of 20kms from Bhadrak on NH-5. It was established in the year 1978 covering an area of about 191.06sq. kms. Amidst the dense Sal forest there are leopards, wilddogs and elephants etc. The dam here is an ideal habitat for the muggar crocodiles.

Kotagad Sanctuary :

            Kotagad wildlife sanctuary is sistuated in the Baliguda sub-division og Kandhamal district covering an area of 399.05 sq. kms. One can see here the important species that include tigers, leopards, bisons, elephants,sambar, spotted deer, varieties of birds(peacock, red jungle fowl etc.) and reptiles.

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