Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary Dahod Gujarat - Ratanmahal Wildlife Sanctuary
Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary
The growl of sloth bears gives the chills and shrills, as you go near and near the Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctury. Located on Gujarat-Madhya Pradesh Border is an exclusive sanctuary for sloth bears in the state of Gujarat. The sanctuary is very close to some of the tribal districts of Vadodara city like Baria and Dahod. Hence, the nearby prominent city of Vadodara provides an easy juncture of travel through land, rail or air routes.
Ratanmahal Forest Gujarat
Ratanmahal sanctuary located in Dahod is widely spread over an area of 56 acres and the place is a prominent habitat of the very wild sloth bears, along with lush green forests and criss-cross hamlets on the foothills of the sanctuary created by river Panam. There is a dam and reservoir built at the river near the area, adding to the ecological importance of the area as well in terms of water conservation. The entire region enjoys pristine natural beauty with a huge variety of flora and fauna.
The sanctuary also plays home to a large population of:
⇒ Green Barbet
⇒ Loten's Sun birds
⇒ Indian Civet
⇒ Grey Jungle Fowl
⇒ Antelopes with four horns
⇒ Crested Serpent Eagle
⇒ Palm Civet
⇒ Yellow checked Tit
The sanctuary is quite a spectacle with beautiful ambience, exclusive variety of animals and a wide variety of trees like ‘Mahudo’ and ‘Jamun’ spread around. The Jamun trees act as a favorite for the sloth bears, who enjoy relishing on its fruits.