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 :
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),
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.