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Wildlife and Bird Sanctuaries in Tamil Nadu
The wildlife sanctuary in Tamil Nadu includes Bird sanctuaries and National Parks. Tamil Nadu is also well known for the rich natural heritage that it possesses, which highly excites and attracts tourists from all over the world.  The total area of Tamil Nadu is approximately \(130,058 sq. km\). \(17.6% \)of the land area comprises thick forests. Visitors can enjoy the blend of wet evergreen forests, dry and wet deciduous forests, grasslands, sholas, mangroves and thorny scrubs. Besides varied natural vegetation, another fascinating possession of Tamil Nadu is wildlife Sanctuaries, including Tiger, Bison, Deer, Elephant, Monkey, etc., for protecting the entire flora and fauna. Important Wildlife Sanctuaries of the state are given below:
Wildlife Sanctuaries
S. No.
 Name of Wildlife Sanctuary
1.Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary  Nilgiris
2.Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary  Tirunelveli
3Kalakad Wildlife Sanctuary Tirunelveli
4.Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary  Nagapattinam
5.Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary  Coimbatore
6.Satyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary  Erode
7.Megamalai  Wildlife Sanctuary  Theni and Madurai
8.Sakkarakottai  Wildlife Sanctuary  Ramanathapuram
9.Vellanadu (Blackbuck) Wildlife Sanctuary Thoothukudi
Bird Sanctuaries in Tamil Nadu
S. No.
Name of Birds Sanctuary
1.Vettangudi birds SanctuarySivagangai
2.Karaivetti birds SanctuaryAriyalur
3.Vellode birds SanctuaryErode
4.Vedanthangal birds SanctuaryKancheepuram
5.Karikili bird SanctuaryKancheepuram
6.Koonthakulam birds SanctuaryTirunelveli
7.Kanjirankulam birds SanctuaryRamanathapuram
8.Viralimalai peacock SanctuaryTrichy
9.Suchindram Theroor Bird SanctuaryKanyakumari
10.Pulicat Lake bird SanctuaryThiruvallur