A famous animal sanctuary in Kerala and one of the major places to visit in Wayanad is Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary which has an extent of 344.4 square kilometers with four ranges. The ranges are called Sulthan Bathery, Muthanga, Kurichiat and Tholpetty.
It acts as a haven for many large and wild animals such Indian Bison, elephants, deer, tigers etc along with some unique birds. It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala bestowed with lush green nature.
Some endangered species of flora and fauna are there inside the sanctuary. It was established in the year of 1973 and now it is a major part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and a protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka in the north east part as well as of Mudumalai in the southeast part.