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Keibul Lamjao National Park

Keibul Lamjao National Park, national park in northeastern India, in Manipur state. Established in 1977, the park has an area of about 40 sq km (15 sq mi). It was created to protect the remaining population of the world`s rarest deer, a brow-antlered species known as the thamin, sanghai, or Manipur deer. The park consists mainly of areas of floating humus, covered with reeds and grasses and dissected by streams, which are the remnant of the swamps around Loktak Lake. These swamps, the natural habitat of the deer, were drained for farming before the park was created. Keibul Lamjao also has populations of wild boars, panthers, and waterfowl.

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