Mount Abu Sanctuarywas declared as a Wildlife
Sanctuary in 1960. In shape this sanctuary
is long and narrow but the top spreads out
into a picturesque plateau which is about
19 km. is length and 5-8 km. in breadth.
The rocks are igneous and due the weathering
effect of wind and water, large cavities
are common the rocks. This feature is typical
of Aravali and particularly of Mt, Abu.
Toad Rock in Mount Abu is one such example.
Mt. Abu is not only a sanctuary
but also a fascinating hill station of Rajasthan.
It is a living example of an inextricable
mix of religion and tourism.
More than 250 species of birds are found
here, but the speciality of the Abu sanctuary
is the grey jungle fowl. The leopard sloth
bear, wild boar, sambar, chinkara and langur
are the other inhabitants here. A variety
of fauna including highly rare, threatened
and endangered species are found in this