Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary

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Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary
പീച്ചി- വാഴാനി വന്യജീവി സങ്കേതം
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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A view of Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary from Peechi Dam
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LocationThrissur Taluk & Talappilly Taluk Thrissur District, Kerala, India
Nearest city Thrissur
Coordinates 10°28′52″N76°26′46″E / 10.481°N 76.446°E / 10.481; 76.446 Coordinates: 10°28′52″N76°26′46″E / 10.481°N 76.446°E / 10.481; 76.446 [1]
Area125 km2 (48 sq mi)
Governing bodyGovernment

Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary headquartered in Peechi, Thrissur District of Kerala, India. The sanctuary was established in 1958 consisting of Palappilli- Nelliyampathi forests including the area of Chimmony Wildlife sanctuary and is the second oldest sanctuary in Kerala. [2] [3] [4]

The average summer temperature is 38 °C (100 °F). The average winter temperature is 15 °C (59 °F).

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