NGENGPUI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Location

22o21’18” -22 o 30’01” North Latitude and 91o44’30” -92o 50’37” East longitude

Altitude

120 m – to about 200 m

Area

110 Sq. Km

No of fringe villages

Mampui, Ngengpui, Diltlang, Bungtlang South, KAwrthindeng, Saizawh, R. Vanhne, Rulkual, Paithar, Saikah, Chawnhu and Lawngtlai.

Officer In-charge

DCF, Lawngtlai and Range Officer.

Distance from Aizawl

320 Km

Rainfall

1700 mm – 3000mm/year

Best season to visit

October - April

Important Wild Animals

Elephant (Sai), Gaur/Indian bison (Ramsial), Tiger (Sakei), Leopard (Keite), Clouded leopard ( Kelral), Golden cat (Keisen), Leopard cat (Sanghar), and Jungle cat ( Sauak/Ngharbawr). Other important animals are Himalayan black bear (Savawm), Malayan sun bear ( Samang), Sambar (Sazuk), Barking deer (Sakhi), Wild boar (Sanghal) etc. Arboreal animals like – Assamese macaque (Zawng mawt/Zawng hmaisen) Hoolock gibbon (Hauhuk), Rhesus macaque (Zawng), Leaf monkey (Dawr), Common langur (Ngau), Slow loris (Sahuai) etc.

Important Birds

Bhutan peacock-pheasant (Varihaw), White cheeked patriged (Varung), Assam or Mountain bamboo patridge (Vahlah), Great Indian hornbill (Vapual), Hornbills (Kawlhawk), Pied hornbill (Vahai), Imperial pegion (Bullut) etc.