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Mizoram

The land of Highlanders

Flora & Fauna of Mizoram

The state has dense bamboo forests. Rivers run in narrow ribbons that seem to be challenging the onlookers to plunge in for some adventure and entertainment. The hill ranges standing in north-south direction are brilliant with green plantations throughout the year. Orchids are abundant in Mizoram. Epiphytic orchids are greater in number than terrestrial ones. Some of the rare species of orchids endemic to Mizoram consist of fine foliage and bright flowers of great interest to garden lovers. The highest peak, Phawngpui Mountain (vast meadow), also known as Blue Mountain, a garden of rhododendron of arboretum and veitchianum species is 2,065 m (7,100 ft) high. There are a number of hilly streams and rivers which murmur through picture postcard scenario. The forests house some of the rare varieties of orchids that are found only in this region.

The forest area of Mizoram is inhabited by swamp deer, tiger, leopard, elephant and hoolock gibbon. Mizoram can boast of a variety of wild life famous Wildlife National Parks and sanctuaries like animal population is accumulated mostly in the Dampa Sanctuary, established in 1976 at the north-western tip of Mizo hills. Available records show that a wide range of insects, Molluscs, Crustaceans, a few 1,000 species of insects, about 12 species of Butterflies and Moths , 20 of Beetles, 13 of Molluscs and various types of Snails are found in Mizoram. Seven species of Owls, 10 of Pheasants, 12 of Hawks and Eagles, 11 of Bulbuls belonging to 13 families, nine of Egrets and Herons too exist here. The wildlife tours includes sighgting of mammals like of Black and Wild Bear Tiger, Leopard, Hoolock Gibbon, Chinese Pangolin, Clawless Otter, Porcupine and Mongoose.

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