THORANGTLANG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Location

23o15 - 23o17’ North Latitude and 92o35’ - 92o36’ East longitude

Altitude

Highest place 1396 m

Area

50 Sq. Km

Fringe villages

Thenhlum, Laisawral, Sesawm, Bunghmun, Tleu, Kawnpui ‘W’ and Dampui.

Officer In-charge

Range Officer with Headquarters at Thenhlum.

Distance from Aizawl

240 km. via Serchhip, 115 km. via Lunglei.

Important Wild Animals

Tiger (Sakei), Leopard (Keite), Himalayan black bear, Gaur/Indian bison (Ramsial), Sambar (Sazuk), Barking deer (Sakhi), Wild boar (Sanghal), etc. Arboreal animals like Hoolock gibbon (Hauhuk), Rhesus macaque (Zawng), Leaf Monkey (Dawr) etc.

Important Birds

Great Indian hornbill (Vapual), Wreathed Hornbill (Kawlhawk), Pied hornbill (Vahai), Khaleeej Pheasnt (Vahrit), Bhutan peacock pheasant (Varihaw), Red jungle fowl (Ramar), Imperial pigeon (Bullut) etc.