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Lying in the islands of Andaman and Nicobar, the Galathea National park is a half segment of well known Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. The other half segment of the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve is Campbell Bay National park and these two segments are separated by a 12 km long forest. The Galathea National park is situated to the south of Campbell Bay National park just with a margin difference of 12km buffer zone. The park is stretched to about 110sq km and was given the status of being national in 1992.
This Park houses many distinctive and unusual species of plants and animals that are widespread in the island. Some of the important animal species found in the park include the Giant Robber Crab, the Megapode, and the Nicobar Pigeon. The other species of fauna are the Nicobar Scrub-Fowl, the Edible Nest Swift let, the Nicobar Long-Tailed Macaque, Saltwater Crocodile, Giant Leather-Back Sea Turtle, Malayan Box Turtle, Nicobar Tree Shrew and the Reticulated Python are mostly located on the south-western coastline. The immense vegetation present in here makes it a favorite place for the nature lovers, bird watchers and eco-tourists.