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The combination of dry deciduous mixed forests with rich wildlife, Hirakud reservoir, attractive topographical features are the important features of Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary.The Hirakud reservoir attracts large number of migratory birds during winter. The forest area is ideal habitat for Chousingha. Other prominent fauna includes tiger, leopard, gaur, sambar, spotted deer,sloth bear, resident and migratory birds, moijitor lizards, chameleon etc.The sanctuary entry point at Dhodrokusum adjoining Hirakud reservoir is 40 km. from Sambalpur and 60 km. from Baragarh.Satkosia Gorge Wildlife SanctuarySatkosia gorge is a unique feature in geomorphology in India. Here Mahanadi has out right across the Eastern Ghats and has formed a magnificent gorge.Located in the districts of Angul, Cuttack, Nayagarh and Boudh, Satkosia gorge sanctuary (795.52 sq. km.)(with sylvan beauty and excellent natural features is an attractive destination for scientist and nature lovers.The major attraction of the area is 22 km. long gorge (known as Satkosia gorge) of the river Mahanadi which divides the area into a two distinct parts accessible respectively from Angul and Nayagarh or Boudh.The area supports moist deciduous forest, dry deciduous forests and moist peninsular sal forests and is stronghold of tiger, leopard, elephant, gaur, sambar, spotted deer, mouse deer, nilgai, choushingha, sloth bear, wild dog etc., varieties of resident and migratory birds and reptilian species (gharial, mugger crocodile, fresh water turtle, poisonous and non-poisonous snakes etc.). Major attraction df the sanctuary is the gorge, river Mahanadi, the Gharial Research and Conservation Unit at Tikarapada, hill slopes, various tracking routes and boating.
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