Nestled amidst lush greenery and vast mountain ranges, the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary is a treat to the visitors eyes, while it also proves to be a very useful research ground for scientists, biologists and botanists alike. The area also has lakes, along with rich flora and fauna.
There are four main divisions of forests in this sanctuary :-
Tropical Evergreen Forests, Sub-Tropical and Temperate Forests, Temperate Broad Leaf Forest and Temperate Conifer Forest. These forests include an interesting array of vegetation, which provides shelter for different species of birds, animals and insects, making the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary a beautiful tourist attraction.
Some of the important species of mammals inhabiting this Sanctuary are - Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat, Spotted Linsang, Wild Dog, Yellow bellied Weasel, Burmes Ferret Badger, Common Mongoose, Malay Treeshrew, Sambar, Barking Deer, Indian Elephant, Assamese Macaque, Slow Loris, Himalayan Black Bear, Indian Porcupine, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Goral and more.
The birds found in the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary include - Goosander, Large Cormorant, Cotton Teal, Himalayan Pied Kingfisher, Blue Throated Barbet, Japanese Awfinch, Red Headed Laughing Thrust, Great Pied Hornbill, Black Napped Oriole, Blue Napped Pitta , Large Racket-tailed Drongo, Spotted Short Tailed Wrenbabbler, Green Magpie and so on.
One can also find various poisonous and non-poisonous snakes at this Sanctuary like the Black Krait, Banded Kraft, Cobra Naja Naja, King Cobra, Pit Viper, Python, The Whip Snake, Common Indian Black Snake, Himalayan Cat Snake, Green Whip Snake and more.
Apart from the above listed species, the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary also has fish and butterflies in abundance.