Anshi National Park
Anshi National Park is a part of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary with an area of 500 sq.km, which together constitute the Dandeli Wildlife Division, and is an evergreen tropical rainforest. The distinctive appeal of this park is that it is the only haven in Asia, where the Black Panther is found, naturally. It is rich in its flora and fauna naming a few are Bamboo, Teak, Eucalyptus, Silver oak, Lantana and many more. It also provides shelter to carnivorous animals like Leopard, Tigers, Elephants, Bonnet Macaque, Malabar civet, Malabar Giant Squirrel, deer, Indian Bison etc. and also abode of reptiles like King Cobra, Krait, Python, Rat Snake and Viper. This is the best place for bird watchers as its a home of almost 200 species of birds to name a few are Adjutant Stork, Ashy Black-crested Crested Serpent Eagle, Great Hornbill, Golden-backed Woodpecker, Bulbul, Blue-headed Pitta, Woodswallow, Brahminy Kite, Broad-billed Roller, Malabar Pied Hornbill and Yellow-footed Green Pigeon.