Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of about 70 kilometers from Pune station. This is a much smaller wildlife sanctuary and is easily accessible on the Pune-Sholapur highway. The sanctuary is well known for Chinkaras (Indian gazelle) apart from other wild animals like the Wolf, Fox and Hyena. Early mornings and evenings are the best time to sight the chinkaras. One of the eight Ashtavinayaka Ganpati temples is at Moregaon that is very close to the Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. Besides chinkara other animal species mainly found in the refuge are Hyena, Indian Gray Wolf and Indian Fox.
Flora and Fauna
The sanctuary contains deciduous forest with interspersed grasslands. Main species of plants present at the sanctuary include Acacia catechu (Khair), Acacia sp (Hivar), Dalbergia latifolia (Sisoo), Ziziphus mauritiana (Bor), Carissa opasa, Alysicarpus bupleurifolius, Cyathocline purpurea, Eriocauion diane, Merremia marginata, Cucumis melo, Cyperus kyllingia, Striaga densiflora and Mereilea minuta. The main animal species found in the refuge are Gazelia (Chinkara), Hyena, Canis lupus (Indian Gray Wolf) and Vulpes bengalesis (Indian Fox).