Deva Raya Wildlife Sanctuary in Bellary District
is a private sanctuary maintained by the Association for the Preservation of the Environment based in Hyderabad
. The sanctuary is named after kings of the Vijayanagar Empire
An eco-tourism area due to its unique terrain, flora and fauna is in close proximity to Hampi. The sanctuary protects leopards, bears, hyenas, wolves, pythons, deer, peacocks, monkeys like langur and rhesus, crocodiles, anteaters, porcupines, wild bear and variety of plants and other animals.