Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary

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Overview

Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Champhai district, only a few kilometres from Indo-Burma border and north of Murlen National Park. It lies adjacent to the village Lamzawl, and the nearest town is Ngopa. It is an alpine forest and contains the second highest peak in Mizoram. It is at an altitude of 400-2,141 m asl. It covers an area of 12,000 ha. It consists of several mountain peaks, and one of them is the second highest in all of Mizoram. Vegetation types are tropical evergreen forest and sub-tropical montane forest. 
 
The common animal species that can be found here are leopard, rhesus macaque, wild boars, goral, barking deer and tiger. This wildlife sanctuary is around 250 km east of Aizawl city. Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary is very close to Indo-Myanmar and Indo-Bangladesh borders and covers about 110 sq. km of land.
 
 This site falls in the Eastern Himalayas Endemic Bird Area in which 21 restricted range species have been identified. In the adjoining Murlem NP, two restricted range species (Grey Sibia Heterophasia gracilis and White-naped Yuhina Yuhina bakeri) were identified by Kaul et al. (2001). These species are likely to occur in this IBA also. As the habitat in Lengteng WLS is relatively intact, large numbers of Biome-8  and Biome-9 bird species are likely to occur, as they occur in the adjoining Murlem NP. There are cliffs, which are haunt of Dark-rumped Swift Apus acuticauda and also mamamls such as Goral Nemorhaedus goral. Four species of pheasants are found in this IBA: Grey Peacock Pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum, Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant Syrmaticus humiae and Kaleej Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos. Only Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant is globally threatened. Its status remains virtually unknown across its historic range in Myanmar, while hunting and habitat loss continue to be major threats throughout its range. According to Choudhury (2002), this bird is still widely distributed in Lengteng, above 850 m. In Mizoram, its habitat is largely secondary evergreen forest with grass. It occurs from Tropical Wet Evergreen Rain Forests to Subtropical Broadleaf Forests. Because of lower latitude in Mizoram, the tropical forest occurs up to 1500 m elevation. Between Lamzawl and Lengteng, Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant haunts the edges of abandoned jhum  cultivation. Lengteng Willdife Sanctuary and Murlen National Park are perhaps the most important protected areas for this species in India. The Mountain Bamboo Partridge Bambusicola fytchii is very common, sometimes seen near villages also. Lengteng is one of the last remaining strongholds of the Great Pied Hornbill Buceros bicornis in Mizoram.  Almost all mammal elements found in the forest of Mizoram are seen in Lengteng, such as Slow Loris Nycticebus coucang, Tiger Panthera tigris, Leopard Panthera pardus, Leopard Cat Prionailurus bengalensis, Serow Nemorhaedus sumatraensis and Asiatic Black Bear Ursus thibetanus. Among the non-human primates, Stumptailed Macaque Macaca arctoides, Assamese Macaque M. assamensis, Hoolock Gibbon Hylobates hoolock and Capped Langur Trachypithecus pileatus are found.
 
Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary Timing: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
 
Best time to visit: October to March
 
How to Reach,
 t is placed at a distance of 200 kilometres from Aizawl which is connected by National Highway 54 through Silchar. Taxis can be hired at any time of the day and Aizawl can be reached by road from Guwahati and Shillong. By using these three ways to you can reach.
 
Nearest Railway Station:  Silchar
 
Nearest Airport: Shillong and Aizawl

Location

Country
India
State
Mizoram
City
Champhai
Location
Ngopa
Address
Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary, Champhai district, Mizoram 796290
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Champhai
Nearest Railway Station
Silchar (SCL)
Nearest Airport
Shillong Airport
IN
latitude : 25.703599930 longitude :91.978698730
Corporation : Shillong
GPS Code : VEBI
Open Year
1999
Area
12,000 ha
Visiting Hours
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

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  • Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Champhai district, only a few kilometres from Indo-Burma border and north of Murlen National Park. It lies adjacent to the village Lamzawl, and the nearest town is Ngopa. It is an alpine forest and contains the second highest peak in Mizoram. It is at an altitude of 400-2,141 m asl. It covers an area of 12,000 ha. It consists of several mountain peaks, and one of them is the second highest in all of Miz

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