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<!-- END Protected Areas Infobox -->Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
is one of 21 Wildlife Sanctuaries of India
This sanctuary is located in Somwarpet
taluk of Kodagu
district and has some attractive scenery. It is home to rare and endangered birdlife and is designated as one of the important bird areas of the world. The rich Kadamakkal reserve forest is a part of the sanctuary. Pushpagiri
is the highest peak in it. Kumaraparvat (Kumaraparvatha) is the other peak that lies within it. The sanctuary adjoins Bisle reserve forest
to north and Kukke Subramanya
forest range to the west.
Flora and fauna
, Artocarpus lakoocha
, Dysoxylum malabaricum
and Mesua ferrea'
are some of the species of flora found here. Indian Wild Dog, Brown Palm Civet, Indian Giant Squirrel, Indian Hare, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Indian Muntjac, Gaur, Asian Elephant, Wild Pig, Giant Flying Squirrel, Travancore Flying, Otter species, Stripe-necked mongoose and mouse deer are some of the animal species found here.
The Pushpagiri Wildlife Sancutuary has been proposed as a World Heritage Site