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Pakke Tiger Reserve is located in in the East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. The 862-sq km Pakke Reserve home to many rare and endangered wildlife species, such as leopard, wild dog, Himalayan black bear and elephant.

Contiguous with the Nameri Tiger Reserve of Assam, it is also an important habitat for the big cats big cats, one of the most endangered species in the world. Pakke is also the only Hornbill sanctuary in India. The forest around this reserve harbors four hornbills species - great hornbills, wreathed, oriental pied and the rufous-necked, listed 10 Schedule l of the Wildlife Protection Act (1972), while the last variety is a globally threatened bird species.

The Pakke River lies to the east and the Bhareli River to the west and the north.

The vegetation is predominantly of Assam valley tropical semi-evergreen forest. A variety of wild tree species and crop plants including 234 species of woody flowering plants have been recorded from the lowland areas of the park. Karibadam, Khokon, Gamari, Kanchan, Hatipoila, Bhelu, Borpat, Chatiana and grass species like Saccharum munja, Saccharum spontaneum, Imperata cylindrica and Themeda, cane species, timber species such as Hollock, Sopa etc are the common. Also about eight species of bamboo occur in the area.

The ravines of this sanctuary are home to a large variety of fauna. The reserve is home to over 2000 species of plants, 300 species of birds, 60 species of mammals, 30 species of amphibians and 36 species of reptiles.
The mammals species consists of tiger, leopard, jungle cat, civets, weasel, mongooses, Asiatic black bear, wild dog, Asiatic jackal etc. Seven large herbivores such as Asian elephant, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild pig which are predominantly found in the lowlands and the serow and goral found in the higher reaches of reserve.
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