Koshi Tappu National Park


 

  • Area of 175 sq. kms
  • Situated between Saptari and Sunsari Districts of Eastern Nepal on a flood plain
  • Monsoon inundation from 10 to 300 cm every year
  • Change of course of Sapta-Koshi river from season to season
  • Comprises of mainly tall kharpater grassland, patches of forests and deciduous mixed riverine forest
  • Habitat for a variety of wildlife
  • Specially a real habitat for Wild buffalos, the last Arna
  • Other mammals are the hog deer, wild boar, spotted deer and the blue bull.
  • Angling sport permission
  • Edible wild fruits and ferns
  • Around 280 different species of birds that include 20 species of ducks, 2 species of ibises, many storks, egrets, herons and
  •  the endangered swamp partridge and Bengal florican.
  • Important  habitat for migratory birds.
  • Many species of birds rarely seen elsewhere in Nepal.
  • The endangered gharial crocodile and Gangetic dolphin have been recorded in the Koshi River.