Intangki National Park
Haoolok Gibbon. By Rohit Naniwadekar - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=58840558

Intangki National Park

Intangki National Park is a located in Peren district of north eastern state Nagaland of India. The Intangki National Park is named after the Intanki River flowing through the northern part of the protected area and western border of the sanctuary. Intangki National Park, located on the banks of Dhansiri river and Intanki river, forms a large continuous forest patch with Dhasiri Reserve Forest, Karbi Anglong of Assam. This forest area is a highly critical habitat of both flora and fauna connecting the fragmented and isolated patches of forests in the states of Nagaland and Assam. It the part of Intangki Elephant Reserve which was established in the year 2005.

Flagship Animal: Hoolock gibbon

Area of the National Park: 202.02 km2

Elevation ranging from 180 m to 590 m from mean sea level.

The national park is designated in the year 1993.

Best time to visit the park is October to March.

Flora

Vegetation is composition of East Himalayan Moist Mixed Deciduous forest, Secondary moist bamboo brakes and Himalayan Sal with distinct ecotones. Plant species are Sterospermum chelonoides (Paroli), Terminalia myriocarpa (Hollock), Phoebe goalparensis (Bonsum), Cedrella toona (Poma), Mangifera indica (Am), Mansonia lakoocha (Sam), Bombax ceiba (Semul), Duabanga sonnerotoides (Khokhon), Gmelina arborea (Gamari), Pterospermum acerifolium (Hatipoila). Delina indica (owtenga), Dryptes assamica (Rali), Premna sp. (B. Ghas), Polyalthia samarium (Kohori), Amoora rohituka (Lali), Dellinia pentagyna (Bajiow), Aglaria edulis (M. Leteku), Cordia myxa, Kydia calycina, Aquillaria amalccensis (Agar), Syzigium spp. (Jamun), Citrus reticulate, Muraya spp. Hydnocarpus kurzii, Baccaurea sapida, and Moringa oleifera. Piper betle (wild pan), Polygonum spp., Micania scandens, Xanthium.  Bamboo species includes Dendrocalamus hamiltoni, Bambusa tulda, Teinostachyum spp., canes are represented by Calamus flagellum, Calamus tenuis and Calamus floribanda. Shorea assamica (Makai) and Aquilaria agallocha (Agar) are critically endangered species of plant (IUCN, 2013) from Intanki NP.

Fauna

Mammal

Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus), endangered western gibbon (Hoolock gibbon), Clouded leopard(Neofelis nebulosa), Sambar (Cervus unicolor), large Indian civet (Viverra zibetha), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), porcupine and wild pig (Sus scrofa), Chinese goral (Nemorhaedus griseus), Red serow (Capricornis rubidus) and Gaur (Bos gaurus).

Avifauna

A total of 492 species of birds were recorded in the limit of National Park.  White-winged duck (Asarcornis scutulata ) is endemic to this national park. Birds include Great pied hornbill Buceros bicornis, brown hornbill (Anorrhinus tickelli) and Rufous-necked Hornbill (Aceros nipalensis), Grey sibia (Heterophasia gracilis), scarlet minivet, (Pericrocotus  flammeus), scaly breasted munia (Pnoepyga albiventer), Pin tailedgreen pigeon (Treron apicauda), red-breasted parakket (Psittacula alexandri), Redvented bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer), Great pied hornbill (Buceros bicornis) and Long tailed Broadbill (Psarisomus dalhousiae) etc.

Reptiles

Major reptiles found in the national park are Assam Snail-eater (Pareas monticola), Common monitor (Varanus benghalensis), Water monitor (Varanus salvator), Eastern cat snake (Boiga gokul) and king cobra (Ophiophagus Hannah) etc.

Approach to Intangki National Park

Nearest Airport: Dimapur

Nearest Railway Station: Dimapur

The national park is well connected with roads

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