The Muthanga wildlife sanctuary located at the Wayanad district of Kerala, is adjacent to the protected region of the Nagarhole National Park and the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in nearby Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
The 345 sq km wide sanctuary is rich in both fauna and flora. It comes under the Elephant Project to preserve them. Elephants and tigers in groups are sighted often in this area. The elephant ride arranged by the forestry department is the best way to explore the sanctuary. Reptiles, butterflies, monkeys, Gaur, tigers, bears, and leopards are some of the other commonly seen animals in the sanctuary.