Flora & Fauna
Large number of water holes, grazing grounds and good plantations including natural regeneration of indigenous species provide an ideal habitat for the wildlife in the Sanctuary. The flora & fauna found in Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary are :
Flora : TThere are wide variety of trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses and climbers. The prominent among them are : Acacia catechu (Khair), Acacia modesta (Phulai), Acacia Arabica (Kikar), Acacia leucophloea (Raeru), Dalbergia sisoo (Shisham), Anogeissus latifolia (Chhal), Azadirachta indica (Neem), Bombax ceiba (Semal), Butea frondosa (Dhak), Bauhinia racemosa (Kachnar), Emblica officinalis (Amla), Morus alba (Tut), Lannea grandis (Jhingan), Diospyros montana (Kendu), Murraya koenigii (Kari patta), Prosopis juliflora (Musket), Cassia fistula (Amaltas), Zizyphus jujoba (Ber), Vitex negundo (Bana or nirgundi), Carissa spinarum (Karaunda), Adhatoda vasica (Vasaka), Saccharum sararoxb (Moonj), Tinospora cordifolia (Giloe), Abrus precatorious (Rati) etc.
Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary is an abode of wide variety of Mammals, birds, reptiles, butterflies and micro-organisms.
Mammals : The following animals are found here: Sambar, Spotted Deer (Chittal), Pangolin (ant eater), Wild boar, Jackal, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cat, Porcupine, Hanuman Langur, Rhesus Monkey, Indian Hare, Common-Mongoose, Common rat, Squirrel etc.
There are more than 150 varieties of birds including aquatic birds. Prominent among them are Peacock, Red jungle fowl, Grey partridge, Cuckoos, Night jars, Golden Oriole, Kingfisher, Swifts, Hoopoes, Hornbills, Barbets, Woodpeckers, Rollers, Barn owls, Parrots, Doves, Jacanas, Plovers, Coots, Hawks, Geese, Swan, Ducks, Grebes, Black drongo, Tree pie, Jungle crow, Bulbul, Hill myna, Koel, Bee-eater, Common Myna etc.
There are varieties of reptiles including snakes like Cobra, Rat snake, Common Krait, Russell’s viper, Indian Python and common Monitor (Gho), Turtle etc.
Insects : Wide variety of Butterflies, Moth, Honey-bee and other micro-organisms are in abundance.