The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, also referred to as the Muthunga Wildlife Sanctuary, is located on 345 square kilometers of densely forested land. This sanctuary is popular with birdwatchers. Such birds as peacocks, babblers, egrets, snipes, bulbuls, peafowl, and cormorants can be seen here.
A wide variety of exotic animals call this sanctuary home as well. Asian elephants, leopards, cheetahs, tigers, gaurs, spotted deer, sloth bears, and sambars all reside here. You can arrange for an elephant ride into the dense forest to explore the sanctuary by contacting the Forest Department. Access to the area without an elephant is limited because of how dense the forest is there.