Mizoram resting in the thick dense forest is decorated with the wide range of fauna and flora. The bamboo and the Himalayan maple are the most important trees found here in the region of Mizoram. It also has the several orchids’ species. The butterflies and moths can be seen here in Mizoram. However, Mizoram has many National Parks and Wild Life Sanctuaries like Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary, Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary, Phawngpui Wildlife Sanctuary, Tawi Wildlife Sanctuary, Palak Wildlife Sanctuary, Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary, Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary.
Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary :
Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Lawngtlai District in the southern part of Mizoram. It is nearby Indo – Bangladesh and Indo-Mynmar border. This sanctuary dwells on the round of around 110 sq. km. and is situated at an altitude from 200 meter to 1200 meter elevated above the sea level. The animals found here on the Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary’s are Tiger, Elephant, Clouded Leopard, Barking deer, Gaur, Wild Boar, Sambar, common Langur and many more resting on its ground.
Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary :
Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary is located at an elevation of about 240 kilometers from Aizawl that lies in the western region of Mizoram and very near to Dampa Sanctuary. This sanctuary also acts as way for the entrance to many migrating animals coming here from Bangladesh. Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary covers around 50 kilometers of the total area. The animals found in this region are Leopard, Tiger, Leaf Monkey, Hoolock Gibbon, Barking Dear, Sambar and several species of birds are found here in this sanctuary.
Phawngpui National Park :
Phawngpui National Park is located in the south eastern zone of Mizoram, very near to the border of Mynmar. The highest peak in the Mizoram is Phawngpui which is around 2360 meter lies in this park. The park has the total area of around 50 square kilometer. Some of the major animals are Serrow, Ghoral, Barking Deer, Sambar, Blyth’s Tragopan, Leopard, Hoolock Gibbon, Common Langur, Stump Tail macaque and varied species of orchids and birds.
Murlen National Park :
Murlen National Park is located at the diatance of about 245 kilometer in the eastern region of Aizawl and very near to Mynmar Border. This national park is placed near the Chin Hills. It covers an area of around 150 square kilometer and lies at an altitude ranging from 400 meter to 1900 meter. Tiger, Himalayan black bear, Hoolok gibbon, Leopard, Sambar, Barking Deer, Serrow, Rhesus macaque, Pheasant, Wild Boar, numerous birds and orchids. There are in all 5 villages around the park and one of the village is names as Murlen Village where there are in all 70 families dwelling inside the park.
Palak Wildlife Sanctuary :
Palak Wildlife Sanctuary located in the Saiha District in the southern region of Mizoram. This sanctuary dwells on the area of about 15.5 square kilometers. Animals like wild boar, elephants and varied specied od birds and animals are found here. Palak Dil, is the beautiful natural lake situated in this sanctuary. The Palak Lake situated here is well known as heaven present on earth, not for the beautiful site it gives but for the land it provides for the dwelling place for many of the animals with the large variety of colorful butterflies flying in its air.
Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary :
Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at the tri junction of Bangladesh, Mizoram and Tripura. Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the largest and oldest wildlife sanctuary situated on the grounds of Mizoram. It is dwelling in the Mamit district in the western part of Mizoram which is located at the distance of about 127 kilometer away from Aizawl. This Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary rest on the area of around 650 kilometers and was established in 1976. The dense forest of Chhawrpial Tlang and Dampa Tlang are the exceptional features of the sanctuary. It is the dwelling place for the eastern Himalayan wild animals like tiger, giant squirrel, wild dog, slow loris, porcupine, leopard, gaur, elephant, swamp dear, sloth bear, hoolock gibbon, wild pig, jungle cat, langur, leaf monkey, varied flowers and birds. There are around ten villages found in Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary with the population that of 10,000 approximately of the tribes Chakma, Riang and Mizo.