Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary (49.82 sq. km) is situated in Mandya district. This was declared as sanctuary on 17th June 1974 specifically to protect the habitat of Grey Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes). Sanctuary is named after the famous Melkote temples situated on the border of the sanctuary. The sanctuary comprises of two zones, Mudibetta (4.48 sq. km) and Narayandurga (45.34 sq. km). There are few villages between the two zones, and surrounding area is cultivated. The landscape is rocky, with Tropical dry deciduous and scrub vegetation.