Panna National Park is spread over 1645 sq. km was carved out of the
hunting reserves of Panna, Bijawar and Chhattarpur states. Out of the total area 543 sq km is core
and 1002 sq km is buffer. In 1994 it became Indias 22nd Tiger Reserve. It is predominantly an
open forest and offers great opportunity to view animals like Tiger, Sloth Bear, Cheetal,
Sambhar and Nilgai. Panna is also home to crocodiles and over 300 species of birds.