Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve
Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve (28°49’-28°57’; 80°07’-80°15’E) lies in the extreme south-west of the Terai and covers an area of. 305 sq km (including extension area) and ranges in altitude from 90-270 m. The vegetation cover within the reserve has been estimated as approximately two-thirds forest and one-third grassland (Balson, 1976). Of these, the Suklaphanta grassland is probably the largest patch of grassland of Nepal, occupying an area of 54 sq km.
The great majority of the land, particularly in the hills, remains unvisited and therefore undisturbed. This is ideal for wildlife, and also preserves an element of mystery for humans; because large areas are still unexplored, our knowledge of what birds and animals the park contains is by no means finalized, and there is always the possibility of making new discoveries.