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Bori Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Bori Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Bori Wildlife Sanctuary
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LocationHoshangabad District, Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates22°24′11″N 78°04′48″E / 22.403°N 78.08°E / 22.403; 78.08
Area646 km2 (249 sq mi)[1]

The Bori Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Hoshangabad District of Madhya Pradesh state in central India.

The sanctuary covers an area of 646 km2 (249 sq mi),[1] located in the northern foothills of the Satpura Range. It is bounded by the Satpura National Park to the north and east, and by the Tawa River to the west. The sanctuary, together with Satpura National Park and the Pachmarhi Sanctuary, forms the Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve.


Bori Wildlife Sanctuary includes India's oldest forest preserve, the Bori Reserve Forest, established in 1865 along the Tawa River.

Flora and fauna


The sanctuary is mostly covered in mixed deciduous and bamboo forests, part of the Eastern Highlands moist deciduous forests ecoregion. It is an important transition zone between the forests of western and eastern India. Dominant trees include teak (Tectona grandis), dhaora (Anogeissus latifolia), tendu (Diospyros melanoxylon), among others.


Large mammal species include tiger, leopard, wild boar, muntjac deer, gaur (Bos gaurus), chital deer (Axis axis), sambar (Cervus unicolor), and rhesus macaques. Small mammals include the flying squirrel, tree shrew, common mongoose, small Indian civet and Indian porcupine.


  1. ^ a b "Wildlife Sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh". 30 October 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2021.