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Gautala Wildlife Sanctuary, Aurangabad Overview

Gautala Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Gautala Autramghat Sanctuary and Gautala Abhayarana Sanctuary is a protected wildlife reserve in the village of Gautala in Maharashtra. Precisely located between the Satmala and Ajantha Hills in the Western Ghats, the sanctuary was founded in 1986 to protect the wildlife. Boasting of dense green deciduous forests spread over the hilly terrain.

Sprawling over acres of land with lush green foliage, the sanctuary is is especially known for being home to several species of flora, both exotic and rare. Other than flora, the place is also home to wildlife species, among which the most common ones include Panther, Nilgai (Blue Bull), Bear, Wild Dog, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Cat, Bison, Chital, Peacock, Monkey etc. It is also home to several avifauna species like Cranes, Storks, and Spoonbills etc. And also reptiles like Cobra, Krait, Keel black viper, Python, and Rat snake etc.

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