Kanchenjunga National Park
Khangchendzonga National Park
(previously named Kanchenjunga
National Park) also Kanchenjunga
Biosphere Reserve is a National
Park and a Biosphere reserve
located in North Sikkim district
in the Indian state of Sikkim.
The park gets its name from the
Khangchendzonga) which is 8,586
metres (28,169 ft) tall, the
third-highest peak in the world.
The total area of this park is
849.5 km2 (328.0 sq mi). There
are many glaciers in the park
including the Zemu glacier.
Animals like musk deer, snow
leopard and Himalayan Tahr all
make their home in this park.
The park was established on
August 26, 1977 and was named as
a Biosphere reserve.
The vegetation of the park
include temperate broadleaf and
mixed forests consisting of
oaks, fir, birch, maple, willow
etc. The vegetation of the park
also includes alpine grasses and
shrubs at higher altitudes along
with many medicinal plants and
The park contains many mammal
species including musk deer,
snow leopard, Himalayan Tahr,
wild dog, sloth bear, civet,
Himalayan black bear, red panda,
Tibetan wild ass, Himalayan blue
sheep, serow, goral and takin,
as well as reptiles including
rat snake and Russell's viper.
About 550 species of birds are
found inside the park including
Blood Pheasant, Satyr Tragopan,
Osprey, Himalayan Griffon,
Lammergeier, Tragopan Pheasant,
Green Pigeon, Tibetan Snowcock,
Snow Pigeon, Impeyan Pheasant,
Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Sunbird &
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