The Molem village of Goa plays host to the largest wildlife sanctuary in the state. The Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, home to a host of wild animals viz. spotted deer, Indian bison, jungle cats, leopards, pythons, cobras and monkeys, the park is one of the major attractions of tourism in Goa.
Spread over an area of 240 sq km the park is a wild mix of verdant forests and intermittent tribal settlements. Rare birds such as drongos, cuckoos, minivets and barbets are found in the park and so are a few guests like elephants and tigers who arrive from the adjoining forests of Karnataka during summers.