Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary
Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary, Haveri district, Harinigudda, Bangalore, Karnataka, Blackbuck, Wolf
Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary, Haveri district, Harinigudda, Bangalore, Karnataka, Blackbuck, Wolf
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Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary

Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary is located at a distance of 8 km from Ranebennur in the Haveri district. Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary includes of two unconnected portions, an eastern and a western bit. Ranebennur Sanctuary was declared as a wildlife sanctuary on 17th June 1974 mainly to protect Blackbuck.
Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary is spread about 119 sq km. The sanctuary has a core zone of 14.87 sq. km and a buffer-cum tourism zone of 104.13 sq. km. The area is covered mainly by scrub forest and eucalyptus plantations, and is also inhabited by the highly endangered Great Indian bustard and the wolf.

Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary is popular for its blackbuck and wolf populations. Other animal in the sanctuary include Wild Pig, Fox, Jackal, Langur, Porcupine, Common Mongoose, Hare and Pangolin.

Hyenas are also found in the Harinigudda area of the sanctuary.

Best season to visit is between October and March for observing Blackbuck, while the bustard is most easily sighted from February to June.


Assistant Conservator of Forests
Wildlife Sub-Division
Ranebennur - 581 115
Haveri District

Distance from Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary
Ranebennur: 8 km
Bangalore: 300 km

How to get there

Nearest Airport: Bangalore

Nearest Railhead: Ranebennur is connected with most of the metros like Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai through regular trains.

Road: Ranebennur is well connected by road network.

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