This sanctuary is located on the eastern border of the state of Goa, near the village of Mollem.
The price of admission is extremely reasonable. Adults are charged Rs 20 each, whilst children enter for Rs. 10 each. Cameras are allowed into the sanctuary for Rs 30 for still cameras and Rs 150 for video camerasThis sanctuary was formed to protect the vast biodiversity seen in the Western Ghat. Orignally known as the Mollem Game Sanctuary, it was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and thence renamed the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary.
The sanctuary is the natural habitat of several species of herbivorous animals including the Deer, sambar, spotted deer, hog, mouse deer and barking deer. The carnivores that make their home here are the tiger, leopard cat, panther, jungle cat and toddy cat. The state bird of Goa, Ruby-throated Yellow Bulbul, is the most common of the 120 species of bird that have been spotted in this sanctuary.
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