Wildlife in Goa (National Park and Sanctuaries in Goa)
Goa is popularly known for its beautiful beaches, historical churches, nightlife, delicious seafood and laid back lifestyle. Now Get set to explore the wild side of Goa. People who have a penchant for forests, chirping of birds and love to spot wild animals can experience the Goan wildlife in any of the major sanctuaries located here.
Goa has many famous National parks, including the renowned Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Other wildlife sanctuaries include the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Mollem Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Mahadeyi Wildlife Sanctuary, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary and Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary.
Wild Animals and Fishes
Foxes, wild boars, Crocodiles, barking dears, black panthers, elephants and much more wild animals are found in the jungles of Goa.
Numerous types of fish are also caught off the coast of Goa and in its rivers. Crabs, lobsters, shrimps, jellyfish, oysters and catfish form some of the piscine catch. Goa also has a high snake population, which keeps the rodent population in control.
Turtles in Goa
Morjim Beach in Pernem Taluka, North Goa and baga Beach in Canacona,South Goa are also Olive Ridley Marine Turtles habitats. Olive Ridley Marine Turtes are an endangered species which are listed in Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife Act.
Birds in Goa
Morjim Beach is also host to a number of migratory birds during late September to early April. The area surrounding the shore at Tembwada in Morjim also abounds in various species of Birds. A number of international Bird watching Tours are organised to the area. The avifauna includes kingfishers, mynas and parrots.