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Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve

Located in the far west Terai of Nepal this reserve was set up in 1976, is 3055 sq kms. and its purpose is mainly to give protection to the endangered Swamp Deer (Cervus duvaucelli). The extensive grasslands, wetland and a wide variety of forest vegetation also provide shelter to many other interesting animals. Small but little explored this reserve has lots to offer. After January, when the grasses are seasonally burnt you will be able view almost the entire Sukila Phanta - the largest grassland area of Nepal. Here is where you will find the biggest congregation of Swamp Deer, additionally this area also contains the biggest numbers of the globally threatened Bengal Florican. Because this grassland area is so vast there are many opportunities to discover new wildlife and the chance to visit the small ox-bow lake Rani Tal which contains various bird species both migrant and resident.

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