Nagzira National park is situated in the Gondia district of Maharastra. The wildlife sanctuary is having the beauty of the nature with its picturesque landscape, luxuriant vegetation and serves as a living outdoor museum to explore and enjoy the best of the nature. The sanctuary is a miraculously preserved "Green Oasis" and has a great importance from bio-diversity conservation point of view. Nagzira is home of many endangered species. The vertebrate category of animals including, more than 34 species of mammals, approx 166 species of birds including migratory land and water birds, about 36 species of reptiles and about 4 species of amphibian and a number of fishes. This sanctuary is notable for its wealth of birds and is indeed a bird watcher's paradise. The zoological values of this sanctuary are briefly given below.
Kanha National Park is Kipling country and the nearby forests were the setting for the "Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling. It's an outstanding national park and wildlife reserve of Central India, noted for its last remaining population of the hard-ground race of the Swamp Deer (approximately 380). Spotting wild animals is always a matter of luck, but Kanha is so rich in wildlife that the odds are titled in your favour. Most people are keener to meet Kanha's most famous citizen: the Tiger. Thereare a healthy numbers of the Tiger found over here, which may be seen during the day, and is one of the best places left to see them.
There are more than 34 - species of mammal found in the sanctuary, the list of mammals are Tiger, Panther, Jungle Cat, Small Indian Civet, Palm Civet, wolf, Jackal, Sloth Bear, Ratel, Common Giant Flying Squirrel, Gaur, Four Horned Antelope, Mouse Deer, Pangolin.
Over 166 species of Avifuna belonging to 16 different orders and 47 families have been seen in Nagzira national park. Also as many as 15 species of migratory birds are reported. One remarkable bird, "Bar-headed Goose" which is a winter migrant from Ladakh and Tibet inhabits Chorkhamara tank located adjoining the sanctuary. There are 13 bird species of endangered status including peafowl and the birds belonging to "Accipitridae" family.
In reptiles, Nagzira is abode of about 36 species of reptiles belonging to 2 natural orders and 11 families out of which about 6 species are of endangered status namely Indian Rock Python, Dhaman, Indian Cobra, Russel's Viper, Checkered Keelback and Common Monitor.
Nagzira is also home to a lot of interesting varieties of amphibian, like frogs and toads. These are Tree-frog, Bull-frog, Six-toed frog, an uncommon toad; Ramanella montana etc. The Nagzira lake and the other water-bodies around this sanctuary abound in many varieties of fresh water fishes.
The vegetation of this sanctuary has diverse type of vegetation ranging from dry mixed forests to moist forest. The forest type is Southern Tropical dry deciduous forests. The major flora in includes tree species, small trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses and a few under-shrubs. Major trees are Ain, Dhavda, Bija, Garari, Tinsa, Tendu and Surya. Teak grows sparsely while Bamboos grow plentifully.