Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary


This sanctuary harbours the maximum population of sloth bears in the entire state. The sanctuary falls in the Dahod district of Central Gujarat and is located very close to the tribal towns, Baria of Dahod district and Chhota Udepur of Vadodara district. It is about 132 km from Vadodara.
In addition to the sloth bear, other important animals that can be seen in the sanctuary include the leopard, striped hyena, jackal, four-horned antelope, mongoose, porcupine, civet cat, jungle cat, hanuman langur etc.
147 species of birds have been recorded here with the Alexandrine parakeet, common babbler, crested serpent eagle, green pigeon, hoopoe, lesser golden-backed woodpecker, grey jungle fowl, tailor bird etc. being some common species.