The Pench Wildlife National Park is located in the Seoni
district of southern Madhya Pradesh and runs in continuation with
Pench National Park of Maharashtra. the Pench Wildlife Sanctuary
was named after the river Pench that flows nearby. The place was
declared as a notified area in 1972 and as the Wildlife Sanctuary
in 1983. The park is the 19th Tiger Reserve in the country and
has quite a few tigers and other wildlife population. The park is
home to a large number of endangered species.
The park has high density of the Chital, Four Horned Antelopes,
Gaur, Muntjac, Nilgai and Wild pig.The census of the bird
population in the park is more than 125 species like Barbets,
Blue Kingfishers, Bulbuls, Minivets, Munias, Mynas, Orioles,
Wagtails and Waterfowls. The Pench River and the Water Streams
provide a place to the water birds of this region. They are also
the habitat for crocodiles and fresh water turtles.
The best time to visit this park is during summer as many of the
wildlife come out of their natural habitat in search of water and
waterholes in the park.