The Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve is located next to Maidenahalli, which is a small village in the Madhugiri Taluk. This reserve is the only notified protected area in the entire district of Tumkur. The area of the reserve is 798 acres with the largest population of blackbucks. Apart from blackbucks, the area consists of Acacia and Eucalyptus plantation.In 1997, the area was proposed to be declared as a Conservation Reserve.
This was finally declared in the year 2007. Out of the proposed 893 acres, an area of 798.33 acres was declared as the conservation reserve and that is how this reserve was born.There are more than 80 species of medicinal plants in this area. The reserve has the second largest population of blackbucks in Karnataka. In the year 2002, a population of 800 blackbucks was recorded. Apart from blackbucks, the area has 67 varieties of butterflies and mammals that include small Indian civet, bats, Indian wolf, rodents, Indian hare, jungle cat, Indian gray mongoose and many more.
There are 26 species of reptiles and 14 types of snakes. There are 125 bird species in the reserve as well. Many of the species found here are typical of the hot climate and arid region. The reserve is a delight for wildlife enthusiasts.
Date of Release:23rd February 2020,Tumakuru (Karnataka)