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The magical Sundarbans forest is situated at the south-western part of Bangladesh along the coastline of the Bay of Bengal.The total area it covers is about 10,000 Sq. Km of which 6,017 Sq. Km area lies within the boundary of Bangladesh. The deltaic islands of this evergreen forest form the largest mangrove tract of the world. Intricate network of rivers and creeks traverse through hundred of islands before reaching the Bay of Bengal. The forest supports over 320 species of birds, 42 species of mammals, 50 species of reptiles, 120 species of finishes and 8 species of amphibians. Globally 45 mangrove species are available, of which, 35 species can be found in the Sundarbans. Some of the flora and fauna of the Sundarbans are listed as endangered species by UNDP/FAO. The area support worlds largest wild tiger population and a recent census shows that about 460 tigers are living in Bangladeshi part of the Sundarbans. The majestic, elusive super predators are world wide popularly known as the Royal Bengal Tigers.
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