Punjab Wildlife & Parks Department


Punjab Wildlife & Parks Department


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Explore the treasures of
lal Suhanra National Park

Welcome to Lal Suhanra National Park, a breathtaking oasis nestled in the heart of the Cholistan Desert in Bahawalpur, Punjab. Spanning an impressive 162,568 acres, this park is not only one of the largest in South Asia but also holds the prestigious title of being a UNESCO-declared Biosphere Reserve. Established in 1972, Lal Suhanra stands as a testament to Pakistan’s commitment to the conservation of endangered flora and fauna within the desert ecosystem.

Biodiversity Lal Suhanra National Park is a haven for biodiversity enthusiasts and wildlife aficionados alike. The park’s landscape is a harmonious blend of desert, scrubland, and forest ecosystems, offering a diverse range of flora and fauna. With over 200 species of trees and shrubs, the park’s vegetation paints a colorful canvas across the arid landscape.However, it’s the park’s rich tapestry of wildlife that truly captivates visitors. Lal Suhanra is home to a staggering 300 species of birds, 50 species of mammals, and 25 species of reptiles. Among the park’s most celebrated inhabitants are:

 The rich biodeversity of Lal Suhanra includes:Blackbuck: Graceful and distinctive, the blackbuck, Pakistan’s national animal, roams the dry grasslands with elegance. Chinkara: Also known as the Indian gazelle, the chinkara is a small gazelle native to the deserts of South Asia. Nilgai: The largest antelope in South Asia, the nilgai’s striking appearance includes a grayish-brown coat and distinctive black stripes on its legs. Sambhar: This large deer with its brown coat and white spots is a prominent figure in the park’s lush forests. Rhesus Macaque: Found in abundance in South Asia, the rhesus macaque is a grayish-brown monkey known for its long tail.

Wildlife Conservation

Lal Suhanra National Park takes its role in wildlife conservation seriously. It hosts a range of programs aimed at protecting endangered species and promoting awareness. Breeding Program, The park is engaged in a breeding program for endangered species to boost their populations. Monitoring Program: Rigorous wildlife monitoring efforts ensure that the park’s inhabitants are thriving and secure. Education Program. Lal Suhanra actively engages in education initiatives to raise awareness about wildlife conservation among the public. As you explore the vast landscapes of Lal Suhanra National Park, you’ll not only witness the wonders of nature but also become a part of Pakistan’s ongoing commitment to preserving its natural heritage. Come and be inspired by the unique and awe-inspiring beauty of this remarkable desert sanctuary.

Park Highlights

Blackbuck Encounters
Avian Paradise
Food Stalls
Play Area

At Lal Suhanra National Park, we provide an array of engaging services crafted to elevate your wildlife adventure. Our fascinating trails lead you through meticulously arranged displays, granting glimpses into the varied habitats of our animal inhabitants. Participate in educational animal encounters and expert-led excursions that offer invaluable insights. Be it discovering wildlife or observing our conservation efforts, each service guarantees an indelible and enlightening experience in the captivating realm of nature.

Lal Suhanra National Park Tour Highlights

Diverse Animal Collection
Animal Interaction
Conservation Awareness
Family & Social Activities
Landscaping & Recreation
Connection to Nature

Embark on an adventure at Lal Suhanra National Park, where you’ll traverse enthralling displays. Observe fascinating animal behaviors, partake in enlightening animal encounters, and delve into a myriad of habitats. Our guided expeditions provide educational revelations and unforgettable wildlife encounters, ensuring each visit is an extraordinary and educational exploration of nature’s wonders.

Map of Lal Suhanra National Park

Animals in Lal Suhanra National Park