The Muthunga Wildlife Sanctuary needs a special mention while discussing the natural attractions of Wayanad. It is also known as the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and is located at a distance of some 45 km fromsKalpetta. The wildlife at Muthunga Sanctuary is extensive. It homes animals like Asian Elephants, Panthers, Sambhar Deer, Sloth Bears, Bison etc. It is also a home to many tiny creatures, including many varieties of butterflies. It is scattered across an area of 344 square kilometres.