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Mammals in India

From tropical rain forests to dry deciduous forests and mighty Himalayas, India is the home to number of wild animals. These rare and unique animals have been successfully protected in the National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of India. Eco wildlife tour in India provides you the numerous ways to come close to the mother nature. These animals have beautifully contributed in preserving the rich flora and fauna of India. More than 350 species of mammals inhabit India. Ranging from big animals like Indian Elephant, Indian Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tigers to small species of animals, India is teeming with variety of life force. India today has largest number of tigers, more than any other country in the world. Indian wild animals attract thousand of visitors throughout the year. You can spend a day watching the friendly animals of India in their natural habitats. Many of the Wildlife preserves have also started off as game parks for the haunting delights enjoyed by the Rajas and Maharajas (rulers) of the ancient times.

Sambar Dear

Sambar Deer prefers marshy and wooded areas to live. Sambar Deer is found in almost every corner of India. It can also be spotted in number of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of India including Kanha National Park in India
Royal Bengal Tiger

Royal Bengal Tigers are classified as highly endangered species. You can go for the tiger safari on your tour to India. Royal Bengal Tigers can be spotted in the Corbett, Kanha and Ranthambore national Park in India

Neelai is widely found in the jungles of India. They are declared by the IUCN as being at low risk of extinction. Neelgai live up to 20 30 years of age. Neelai prefers dense forests to live.

Indian Rhino

Indian Rhinoceros is a giant one horned rhinos. They are silver brown in colour and has folds all over the body. Lifespan of Indian Rhinos is about 47 years. Indian Rhinos can be spotted in the Kaziranga National Park.
Indian Lion

Indian Lions (Panthera leo persica) are the Jungle Kings. They are carnivorous and feeds on all sort of animals. Longevity of Indian Lions exceeds to 12 -16 years. They are widely killed by the local people for meat.
Indian Leopard

Indian Leopard is the critically endangered animal. Their head is larger than their body. They can easily be located in the Corbett National Park, Kaziranga National Park and Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary.

Indian Elephant

Indian Elephants are the huge mammals, that are about 70- 12 feet and weighs around 3, 600 kg to 5000 kg. They lives up to 70 years of age. In India they can spotted in the Corbett and Periyar National Park.
Indian Camel

Indian Camel is easily spotted on your tour to Rajasthan in India. As their humps contains fat they can go without food for several days. You can also take a Camel Safari on your tour to India.
Himalayan Tahr

Himalayan Tahr prefers mountain slopes and mountain woodlands of the Himalayas. They are mostly found in the southern parts of India and Hiamlayan mountains from Bhutan to Kasmir.

Golden Jackal

The coat of Golden Jackal is golden yellowish in colour. They have reddish tail. Golden Jackal feeds on small mammal, insects, hares, fish, birds and fruits. Golden Jackal lives up to the 16 years of age.

Gaurs are found in the forested areas of Karnataka, Assam and other parts of India. The Gaurs are classified as vulnerable. Lifespan of the Gaurs is around 30 years of age. They are herbivorous.

Chital are highlighted by their antlers which are up to 75 cm long. Chital are good swimmers. Deforestation and loss of habitat has seriously declined the population of Chital in India.


Boar (Sus scrofa) is grayish black in colour. They are haunted for food and for the production of brushes. Boar is found in kinds of jungles in India. You can also spot them in the Corbett National Park in India.
Black Buck

Black Buck holds the cultural importance in Hinduism and Buddhism. Black Buck is the highly endangered species. Wildlife Parks and zoos are breeding this beautiful species to increase its population.
Bengal Fox

Resembled by the long and sharp pointed canines Bengal Fox, is a medium size fox. It is highlighted with the reddish brown fur. In India it is found in the foot hills of the Himalayas and Bandipur National Park.

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