Cotigao wildlife sanctuary goa - india

Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary - Goa

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Cotigao wildlife sanctuary is one of the most famous and the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Goa. Situated in Canacona Taluka in the south of Goa, Cotigao is surrounded with moist deciduous vegetation and is the only extensive lowland monsoon forest remaining in goa. 

The sanctuary houses wide variety of wild animals and birds. The forest is so thick that sunlight hardly reaches the ground. The two main rivers including Galibag and Talpona of Canacona subdivision also originates here. There are eight natural trails that are spread throughout the reserve each ranging the length of 500M to 5KM, apart from that there are 6 watchtowers in the sanctuary from where one can watch the amazing wildlife here. 

The place is home to various wild animals including mouse deer, wild boars and deers, malabar pit vipers, flying squirrels, Indian pangolins, four-horned antelopes, panthers, tigers and gazelles, sloth bears, Indian bisons, hyenas, slender loris etc. Along with that, birds like White-bellied woodpecker, Velvet-fronted nuthatch, White-eyed eagle, Rufous woodpecker and Malabar crested eagle, Heart-spotted woodpecker etc can also be spotted at Cotigao. Dense forest cover, breathtaking landscapes, and the perennial streams flowing at Cotigao sanctuary provide one of the best wildlife experiences of life. The sanctuary is also having a canteen, amphitheatre, cycling trail and a garden for visitors.

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