The Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Rann of Kutch in the state of Gujarat. Spread over an area of around 7,505 square kilometres, the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary mainly comprises of forest areas, wastelands and territorial waters of the Arabian Sea. Declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1986, it borders Pakistan and the Wild Ass Sanctuary on the north-western side. Serving as a natural habitat to rare wild animals, the sanctuary also houses various reptiles and avifauna. Apart from being a breeding ground of the Greater Flamingo, the site is renowned as a habitat of hyenas, sambhar, jackals, chinkara, wild boar, nilgai, Indian hare, and pale hedgehog. Tourists visiting the sanctuary can also spot various species of Small Indian civet, Indian porcupine and Indian foxes. Venomous snakes, non-venomous snakes, monitor lizards and star tortoise are some of the popular reptiles found in the sanctuary. The sanctuary has a wide range of avifauna species including crow, stork, spoonbill, osprey, sparrow, black vulture and white backed vultures. Tourists visiting the sanctuary can also visit the Flamingo city on the Kala Dungar Hill, which is renowned for breeding of greater flamingos.