The Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary, notified by the Government of Maharashtra in 1985, has emerged as one of the most popular places of tourist nestled in a hotspot of biodiversity, the Western Ghats. Also known as the Dajipur Sanctuary, the area in and around this place was earlier the private shooting block of the Maharaja of Kolhapur. Spread over an area of 351.16 square kilometers, its aesthetic and recreational values attract a large number of wildlife enthusiasts. The Indian Bison or the Gaur is the flagship specie of this sanctuary and its other notable fauna include the tiger, leopard, sloth bear, Giant Squirrel, Mouse Deer, Barking Deer etc. The topographical variations of the diverse habitat support varied plant diversity.