Once the hunting reserve of its erstwhile rulers of Chhatarpur and Bijawar princely states. The area was enlarged and its legal status elevated to a national park during 1981. The protected area was brought under Project Tiger in 1994. Panna is an open, dry land spacewith the topography and water distribution governing the spatial presence of wild animals. There is a significant drop in elevations. These places provide adequate cover for wild animals. Vultures and other raptors roosting on cliffs along the river course are a common sight in Panna.
Madhya Pradesh
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The fauna consists of tiger, leopard, Chowsingha, Sloth Bear, Nilgai, Chinkara, Chitals and Hyena.Gharials and Muggers can be found in River Ken. More than 200 species of birds including Bar-headed Goose, Honey Buzzard, King Vulture and Eagles are found here.
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