40% of Orissa is covered by forests and there is a profusion of wildlife. Tigers are seen in the dense forests and hilly regions. Leopards and wolves are found in almost all districts. Elephant, bear, deer, sambar, black buck and boar are found. Indigenous quail, hare and black partridges are found in scrub jungles. Fowls and wild ducks are commonly seen. Crocodiles and alligators frequent the rivers and creeks.
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Rich in wildlife, it is home to tigers, panthers, bison, antelopes, sambar, spotted mice and 223 species of birds.
Tikaraparha, District Angul
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