Friday, December 4, 2009

Arignar Anna Zoological Park - [Tamil Nadu - Chennai]

Arignar Anna Zoological Park - [Tamil Nadu - Chennai]

This man made Zoological park situated on the outskirts of the Chennai Metropolitan, created out of the Reserve Forests of Vandalur. The forests are of Dry deciduous and dry evergreen scrub type. It was in the year 1855 the first Zoo in India was established in Chennai, later on in 1979 shifted to this 510 ha sprawling complex. This Zoological park is said to be one of the biggest in the South East Asia. The wild life population are exhibited in a large open molted island type enclosures with simulated natural environment. More than 170 species of Mammals, Aviaries & reptiles are exhibited. Lion safari vehicle, Elephant ride, battery operated vehicles are some of the facilities available inside this park.

General Information

Best time to visit :

Throughout the year.
Annual Rainfall :
1400 mm

How to get there :
Rail-Vandalur (1 km)
Air-Chennai (18 km)

Periyar National Park - [ Kerala ]

Periyar National Park - [ Kerala ]

Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats, in Kerala, is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. The park has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Formed with the building of a dam in 1895, this reservoir meanders around the contours of the wooded hills, providing a perennial source of water for the local wildlife. Herds of elephant and sambar, gaur and wild pigs wander down to the lake-side and can be observed from the launches that cruise the lake. In March and April, during the driest period here, the animals spend a lot of time near the lake and the elephants can be seen bathing and swimming in the reservoir. A glimpse may be had even of the tiger during this season, as it comes to the water. Periyar also harbours the leopard, wild dog, barking deer and mouse deer.
On the rocky out crops along the lake, monitor lizards can be seen basking in the sun. Visitors who trek into the Park often see a python and sometimes even a king cobra. Among the unusual species found at Periyar are the flying lizard and the flying snake. With wings of Nilgiri tahr orange or yellow, the flying lizard is seen as it glides from one tree to the other. The flying snake is also brilliantly coloured in yellow and black with a pattern of red rosettes. The lake attracts birds like the darter, cormorant, grey heron and ibis and they are seen perched on the snags of dead wood that dot the lake. The great Malabar hornbill and grey hornbill are often seen flapping their ponderous way between trees. There are kingfishers, ospreys and kites as well as orioles, hill mynas, racket tailed drongos, parakeets, including the unusual blue winged parakeet and fly catchers.
The liquid notes of the Malabar whistling thrush and the loud call of the hornbills are distinctive amid the normal sounds of the jungle. Four species of primates are found at Periyar - the rare lion tailed macaque, the Nilgiri langur, common langur and bonnet macaque. Though this is also the habitat of the Nilgiri tahr, this elusive goat is rarely seen. The animals are viewed from motor launches on the lake and from watch towers. A summer palace of the former Maharaja of Travancore, set along the lake, is a hotel and a fine place to stay.

General Information

Best time to visit
October to April
Forest Rest Houses, Aranya Niwas Hotel, Edapalayam Lake Palace, Periyar House.
Nearest Town
Kumily (4 km)
How to get there :
Rail-Kottayam (114 km) Air-Cochin (200 km) or Madurai (TN) (

The Great Himalayan National Park - [ Himachal Pradesh ]

The Great Himalayan National Park - [ Himachal Pradesh ]

The Great Himalayan National Park the largest protected area in Himachal Pradesh, the Park is carved out of the splendid mountain terrain of the Kullu district. Rich corniferous forests, alpine meadows carpeted with flowers, snow-capped peaks and glaciers provide a breath taking panorama. The secluded Sainj and Tirthan valleys harbour a variety of animals common to this area - wild mountain goats like the bharal, goral and serow, the brown bear and predators like the leopard and the rarely seen snow leopard. Varieties of colourful pheasants - monal, khalij cheer, tragopan and other Himalayan birds are part of its rich avian population. Trekking through the Park to Rakte Sar, the origin of the Sainj River, brings in the added pleasure of seeing wildlife in this spectacular natural environment.

General lnformation

Best time to visit :

April-June, Sept:- Oct.

Accommodation :

Rest Houses

Nearest town :

Kullu (60 km)

How to get there :

Air-Bhuntar (50 km) Road via Aut (30 km short of Kullu)

Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuar

Spread out over 56 sq km, Ratanmahal-on the Gujarat-Madhya Pradesh border-is the only exclusive slothbear sanctuary in Gujarat. And sloth bears are just part of the attraction: nature fulfills herself in many other ways. The River Panam criss-crosses beautiful small hamlets on the foothills of this sanctuary; lush green and thick woods full of natural goodness.
Kanjeta nestles at 230 meters above main sea level, offering a variety in terms of flora and fauna. Sloth bears (57 as per the latest census), panthers (9), large-size monkeys (900), langoors (800), jackals (100), antelopes (four) and hyenas (8), besides others numerous jungle cats, foxes, honey badgers, hare, porcupines and reptiles. To believe the beauty of flora and birds (120 species) you got to visit this place. And if you want to be on the hilltop-about 8 km from Kanjeta-you can do that as well, with the permission of the authorities.

General lnformation

Accommodation :

PWD rest house and other hotels and lodges at Baria.

How to get there :
About 47 kms from Piplod.

Manas Tiger Reserve - Assam

Manas Tiger Reserve - Assam

While Kaziranga is known for the Rhinoceros, Manas National Park is famous for the Majestic Tigers. This park is the only Project Tiger in Assam. The Manas Reserve, located in the foothills of the Bhutan hills, far from human habitation, is a world in itself.
The Manas River flowing through the Park demarcates the border between India and Bhutan. The Park has vast deciduous forests where the dense cover often cuts out the light. Its wet grasslands are the home of the rhino, water buffalo, elephant and tiger. Manas is noted for its population of the rare golden langur - found only in this part of the country. They are often spotted in the tall trees. Other primates in the Park include the capped langur, Assamese macaque, the slow loris and the hoolock gibbon. These are rarely seen but the whooping call of the hoolock gibbon can be heard resounding through the forest. The Reserve is also home to the attractive red panda but these are only seen occasionally in the higher elevations.
Manas has a very special biosphere, for it harbours twenty species of birds and animals that are highly endangered and listed in the IUCN Red Data Book. These include the hispid hare and the pigmy hog. The lush forest canopy at Manshelters colourful birds - the giant hornbills, both pied and gray varieties, pheasants, jungle fowl and scarlet minivet being among them. The water-birds along the rivers include brahminy ducks, mergansers and a range of egrets, herons and pelican Over 2840 sq. km. in area, Manas is, a fascinating tiger reserve.
The area of Manas has roughly 45% grassland and 55% tree land as wildlife habitat. The river course may have about 100 of riparian forests of grass and primary succession of tree cover, which is probably the most suitable water buffalo habitat anywhere and providing by far the best habitat for the tiger, where the concentration of the species is the highest. Inter and inter specific relation of the prey and predator in this area is extremely interesting and awaits scientific study to understand population dynamics and other evolutionary processes at work. In this area the ever changing river course cause erosion and accretion at the same time providing extraordinary dynamism to the habitat/ecosystems sustaining very high productivity. The rain fall in this area is very high about 450 to 500 cm and the temperature is also very conducive to add to the productivity.
General lnformation

Best time to visit :

Accommodation :
Tourist Lodge and Forest Rest Houses.
Nearest Town :
Barpeta Road (40 km)
How to get there :
Rail-Barpeta Road (40 km) Air-Guwahati (186 km)

Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Sanctuary

Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Sanct

The largest of India's Tiger Reserves, the Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Sanctuary ( 3568 sq. km.); lies in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The terrain is rugged and winding gorges slice through the Mallamalai hills. Adjoining the reserve is the large reservoir of the Nagarjunasagar Dam on the River Krishna. The dry deciduous forests with scrub and bamboo thickets provide shelter to a range of animals from the tiger and leopard at the top of the food chain, to deer, sloth bear, hyena, jungle cat, palm civet, bonnet macaque and pangolin. In this unspoilt jungle, the tiger is truly nocturnal and is rarely seen.

General Information

Best time to visit :

October - June
Accommodation :
Guest Houses and Cottages near temples within the sanctuary.
Nearest town :
Macherla (29 km)
How to get there :
Rail-Hyderabad (150 km) Air-Hyderabad (150 km)

Mukkurthi National Park - [ Tamil Nadu ]

Mukkurthi National Park - [ Tamil Nadu ]

Located on the high altitudes of the Nilgiris, comprising rolling downs interspersed with temperate sholas, this park is also a part of Nilgiri Bio-sphere reserve and situated 40 km from Udhagamandalam. It contains a viable population on Nilgiri Thar (Hamitragus-hilocrius), Sambhar, Barking deer, Nilgiri marten and otter, Jungle cat, Jackal etc.
Avifauna consists of hill birds viz. laughing and whistling thrushes, woodcock, wild pigeon and black eagle. Butter-flies with Himalayan affinity like the Blu Admiral, Indian Red Admiral, Indian Fritillary, Indian Cabbage white, Hedge blues and rainbow trout can be also be seen. Trekking routes exist from Parsan valley, portimund, pykara etc. Trout fishing is recommended in the rivers and lakes of Mukurthi. Permission from Asst. Director, Fisheries Department, Udhagai, must be obtained in advance for fishing.

General Information

Best time to visit :

February to May

Accommodation :
Forest Rest House at Avalanche, Pykara and trekking sheds.

How to get there :
Rail-Udhagamandalam/Ooty (45 km) Air-Coimbatore (140 km)

Wildlife in India

Wildlife in India

Wildlife Sanctuaries in IndiaIndia is unique in the richness and diversity of its vegetation and wildlife. India's national parks and wild life sanctuaries (including bird sanctuaries) from Ladakh in Himalayas to Southern tip of Tamil Nadu, are outstanding and the country continues to "WOW" the tourists with its rich bio-diversity and heritage. Wildlife sanctuaries in India attracts people from all over the world as the rarest of rare species are found here. With 96 national parks and over 500 wildlife sanctuaries, the range and diversity of India's wildlife heritage is matchless. Some of the important sanctuaries in India are The Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve – Uttaranchal, Kanha National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh, Ranthambhor National Park - Sawai Madhopur, Gir National Park - Sasangir (Gujarat) etc. Supporting a great variety of mammals and over 585 species of birds, India's first national park, the Corbett was established in the foothills of Himalayas.

Wildlife lovers will be excited to see magnificent Bird Sanctuary at Bharatpur, Rajasthan as it is the second habitat in the world that is visited by the Siberian Cranes in winter and it provides a vast breeding area for the native water birds.
In the Indian deserts, the most discussed bird is the Great Indian bustard. In western Himalayas, one can see birds like Himalayan monal pheasant, western tragopan, koklass, white crested khalij pheasant, griffon vultures, lammergiers, choughs, ravens. In the Andaman and Nicobar region, about 250 species and sub species of birds are found, such as rare Narcondum horn bill, Nicobar pigeon and megapode.
While the national park and sanctuaries of northern and central India are better known, there are quite a few parks and sanctuaries in South India, too. For e.g. , Madumalai in Tamil Nadu and Bandipur Tiger Reserve and Nagahole National Park in Karnataka.
A tour of Indian wildlife sanctuaries and national parks is a fabulous experience. Contrary to the African Safari, the vegetation and terrain in India is such that wild animals are often solitary or in small herds, elusive and shy. Ranges of Safari Packages are on offer, courtesy the tourism departments of states as well as tour and travel agencies. These Safari / Safari Packages are unique and unparalleled. These Safaris facilitate seeing a tiger, a rhinoceros or a herd of wild elephants.

India has unmatched variety of flora and fauna that makes it extensively different from the rest of the world. Tourists visiting for wildlife tour in India, will enjoy during any season, but to experience migrating birds, tiger, leopard, barasingha and other rare species, then winter is the best season to visit sanctuaries especially for those tourists coming for wildlife tour in India. Due to water scarcity in the hot weather, animals come out in herd in search of water, therefore most of the sanctuaries are closed during summer season. Tourists can opt for jungle safari in an open jeep but the experience on elephants back is overwhelming.
Wildlife Conservation Society(WCS) India in association with other NGO partners and tribal people, is making every possible effort to develop new models of wildlife conservation to preserve India's most treasured fauna and to protect the environment.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Rhino River Lodge at wlid places

Rhino River Lodge is an intimate and exclusive lodge set in the very heart of Zululand against the backdrop of the lovely Lebombo Mountains. Come and join us for a unique bush experience on our private game reserve near Hluhluwe. Feel the weight being lifted from your shoulders from the moment you arrive. Breathe in the fresh aromatic air of the bushveld and feel the outside world draining from your being. Heal your soul with starlit nights around the campfire and walk where only animals have trodden for years.

Our private game reserve is just 27 km north of Hluhluwe in KZN and as well as offering singular accommodation, Rhino River Lodge is home to a wealth of wildlife including: leopard, cheetah, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, blue wildebeest, warthog, bush pig and ostrich. Amongst our great variety of antelope we are fortunate to have the red duiker; this shy creature is relatively rare and is only found in a small part of Zululand. Many fascinating smaller mammals such as jackal, porcupine, vervet monkey, tortoise, caracal, serval, and mongoose and genet can also be seen.

We are very proud to be part of the greater Zululand Rhino Reserve which has recently been proclaimed a "protected area" making us the biggest private game reserve in the province. Furthermore, we are privileged to be one of the few areas selected for the re-introduction of the rare and endangered black rhino. This project was a combined initiative of the World Wild Life Fund and KZN Ezemvelo. Twenty-one of these magnificent creatures were released into our reserve and can once again be seen ranging their historical habitat. Most rewarding has been the birth of six youngsters, since introduction, which has added enormously to our game viewing experience.

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Leader in Polar Bear Conservation

Polar Bear Conservation

WWF: A Leader in Polar Bear Conservation

A Push for Change for Polar Bears in 2009:
WWF launches a concerted push in 2009 for big conservation wins for polar bears, set firmly in the context of the battle against climate change.

Common Name: Polar bear Ours blanc; ours polaire (Fr); Oso polar (Sp)
Scientific Name: Ursus maritimus
Habitat: Arctic
Location: Arctic (northern hemisphere)
Biogeographic realm: Nearctic and Palearctic


With 20-25,000 polar bears living in the wild, the species is not currently endangered, but its future is far from certain. In 1973, Canada, the United States, Denmark, Norway and the former U.S.S.R. signed the International Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears and their Habitat. This agreement restricts the hunting of polar bears and directs each nation to protect their habitats, but it does not protect the bears against the biggest man-made threat to their survival: climate change. If current warming trends continue unabated, scientists believe that polar bears will be vulnerable to extinction within the next century. WWF provides funding to field research by the world's foremost experts on polar bears to find out how climate change will affect the long-term status of polar bears. To learn more about the topic, read the WWF report Vanishing Kingdom: The Melting Realm of the Polar Bear . WWF's report,Polar Bears at Risk, provides a more detailed analysis.

Read more about World Wildlife Fund's work to stop climate change and help save polar bears.

More on the Ecology of the Polar Bear

Why is this species important?
Of all of the wildlife species in the Arctic, the polar bear is perhaps the most fitting icon for this ecoregion. Its amazing adaptations to life in the harsh Arctic environment and dependence on sea ice make them so impressive, and yet so vulnerable. Large carnivores are sensitive indicators of ecosystem health. Polar bears are studied to gain an understanding of what is happening throughout the Arctic as a polar bear at risk is often a sign of something wrong somewhere in the arctic marine ecosystem.

© Eunice K. Park

Visit the WWF Polar Bear Tracker to track the movements of polar bears and learn more about how warming and changes in sea ice affect the lives of polar bears over time.

As part of our work with the Norwegian Polar Institute, the bears have radio collars that track their positions via a satellite.

WWF works to:

  1. Fund field research by the world's foremost experts on polar bears to find out how climate change will affect the long-term condition of polar bears
  2. Work with governments, industry, and individuals to reduce GHG emissions and mitigate climate change
  3. Promote sustainable consumptive and non-consumptive use of polar bears that directly affect the species, such as hunting, poaching, industrial take, illegal trade, and unsustainable tourism
  4. Protect critical habitat including important movement corridors, and denning habitat
  5. Prevent or remove direct threats from industrial activity such as oil and gas development, and arctic shipping.

The actions we take include providing support for and communication of key science that will help us build resilience; engaging with indigenous/local communities to reduce human-wildlife conflicts and work towards sustainable development opportunities; and drafting and spearheading management solutions that address the major threats of climate change and industrialization of the Arctic.

Overview of Panthera tigris



Common Name: Tiger; Tigre(Fr); Tigre(Sp)

Scientific Name: Panthera tigris spp

Population: Only around 4,000 tigers remain in the wild


© WWF-Canon / Vladimir FILONOV

The tiger, largest of all cats, is one of the most charismatic and evocative species on Earth; it is also one of the most threatened. Less than 4,000 remain in the wild, most in isolated pockets spread across increasingly fragmented forests stretching from India to south-eastern China and from the Russian Far East to Sumatra, Indonesia.

Poisoned, trapped, snared, shot, captured...
Across its range, this magnificent animal is being persecuted. Today, tigers are poisoned, shot, trapped and snared, and the majority of these animals are sought to meet the demands of a continuing illegal wildlife trade - which includes traditional Chinese medicine.

Hunters, traders, and poor local residents whose main means of subsistence comes from the forest, are wiping out the tiger and the natural prey upon which it depends. While poaching for trade continues to menace the tiger's survival, perhaps the greatest long-term threats are the loss of habitat and the depletion of the tiger's natural prey. Large commercial plantations have replaced a lot of tiger habitat in several tropical range countries.

Three tiger subspecies are already extinct, and a fourth is on its way

Tiger Study

WWF in 2005 collaborated with other organizations on the most comprehensive scientific study of tiger habitats ever done. The study finds that tigers reside in 40 percent less habitat than they were thought to a decade ago and now occupy only seven percent of their historic range.

The study also finds that conservation efforts have resulted in some populations remaining stable and even increasing, but concludes that long-term success is only achieved where there is broad landscape-level conservation and buy-in from stakeholders.

Learn more.

In the past century, the world has lost three of the nine tiger subspecies. The Bali, Caspian, and Javan tigers have all become extinct ... and many scientists believe the South China tiger is “functionally extinct”.

Priority areas offer the best hope for tiger conservation
WWF's tiger conservation strategy and action plan -Conserving Tigers in the Wild: A WWF Framework Strategy for Action 2002-2010 - identifies seven focal tiger landscapes where the chances of long-term tiger conservation are best, and four additional areas where conservation opportunities are good.

In each of the focal landscapes, WWF aims to establish and manage effective tiger conservation areas, reduce the poaching of tigers and their prey, eliminate the trade in tiger parts and products, create incentives that will encourage local communities and others to support tiger conservation, and build capacity for tiger conservation.

Physical Description

© WWF-Canon / Martin HARVEY

The tiger is the largest of the Asian big cats and can be found in a wide range of habitats, from the evergreen and monsoon forests of the Indo-Malayan realm to the mixed coniferous-deciduous woodlands of the Russian Far East and the mangrove swamps of the Sundarbans, shared by India and Bangladesh.

The characteristic stripe patterns differ from one individual to another and from one side of the cat's body to the other. In fact, there are no tigers with identical markings. Males exhibit a characteristic ruff (lengthened hairs around the neck), which is especially marked in the Sumatran tiger.

Tigers are typically solitary hunters and prey mainly on deer and wild pig. Where this prey is in abundance, such as in Chitwan National Park in Nepal, territories range from 10 to 20km² for females and 30 to 70km² for males. In Russia, where the density of prey is much lower, territories vary in size from 200 to 400km² for females and 800 to 1,000km² for males.

Tigers have dens in caves, tree hollows and dense vegetation. They are mostly nocturnal but in the northern part of its range, the Siberian subspecies may also be active during the day at winter-time. Using their sight and hearing rather than smell, the tiger stalks its prey and once it has reached close proximity, attacks from the side or rear and kills by a bite to the neck or the back of the head.

Unless they die, tigers are never replaced on their range. Although individuals do not patrol their territories, the range is visited over a period of days or weeks and it is marked with urine and feces.

Body length is 140-280 cm and tail length is 60 to 95 cm.

The upper part of the animal ranges from reddish orange to ochre, and the under parts are whitish. The body has a series of black striations of black to dark grey colour.


Biogeographic realm
Indo-Malayan, Palearctic

Range States
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia (Sumatra), Lao PDR, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal, North Korea (few left), Russia (Far East), Thailand, Vietnam

Why is this species important?

Conservation Results

Four of WWF's priority regions are important for tiger conservation: Amur-Heilong, Borneo and Sumatra, Eastern Himalayas and Mekong.

Learn more.

The tiger is a powerful symbol of reverence among the variety of cultures that live across its range. They command respect, awe or fear from their human neighbours. Even in places where tigers have become extinct or never existed in the wild, they live in myth and legend.

As top predators, they keep populations of wild ungulates in check, thereby maintaining the balance between prey herbivores and the vegetation upon which they feed. A whole myriad of other life-forms are essential to support a healthy tiger population.

Interesting Facts

  • A tiger has been reported to cover up to 10 meters in a horizontal leap.
  • It is reported that at 11 months, juveniles are already capable of killing prey.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Guindy National Park

Guindy National Park, India

Online profile of Guindy National Park - wildlife park/sanctuary/reserve located at Guindy Taluk, Chennai District, Tamil Nadu, India. Plan your adventure holiday or vacation with the information and reviews by users and experts. Find out about when to go, how to get there, what to do, best season to visit, its wildilfe, habitat and much more...

Where is it? | When & how to go? | Where to stay? | Climatic conditions?

Wildlife and adventure opportunities:

Wild Life:Antelope, Black buck, Chital, Jackal, Pangolin, Spotted deer, Jungle cat, Large Indian Civet, River otter, Hyena, Fox, Kingfisher, Golden Backed Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Yellow Wattled Lapwing, Crow Pheasant, Red Wattled Lapwing, Blue Faced Malkoha, Koels, Shrikes, Doves, Munias, Minivets, Barkets, Gray Partridge, Parakeets, Tailor Birds, Drongos, Robins, Quails, Flycatcher, Beak Paradise, Stone Curlew, Teals, Garganeys, Pochards, Medium Egrets, Large Egrets, Night Herons, Pond Herons and Open-billed StorksAdventure:Bird safari, Jungle safari

Where is Guindy National Park:

Region:The park is situated close to the Governor's House (Raj Bhavan).Location:Guindy Taluk, Chennai District, Tamil Nadu, India

When & how to get to Guindy National Park:

Best Time to Visit:01-Jan to 31-DecGetting There:State transport buses and private buses connect Chennai with the major towns and cities within the country. For local transportation local trains, city buses, auto rickshaws and taxis are easily available.Nearest Town:ChennaiNearest Airport:ChennaiNearest Railway Station:Guindy

Wildlife Parks in Tamil Nadu

Wildlife Parks in Tamil Nadu

Wildlife National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Game Parks, State Parks and Wildlife Reserves of Tamil Nadu, India. Click on the wildlife reserve, park or animal sanctuary to see more details.

Guindy National Park

Tamil Nadu, India

Wild Life: Antelope, Black buck, Chital, Jackal, Pangolin, Spotted deer, Jungle cat, Large Indian Civet, River otter, Hyena, Fox, Kingfisher, Golden Backed Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Yellow Wattled Lapwing, Crow Pheasant, Red Wattled Lapwing, Blue Faced Malkoha, Koels, Shrikes, Doves, Munias, Minivets, Barkets, Gr
Adventure: Bird safari, Jungle safari
Location: Guindy Taluk, Chennai District
Nearest Town: Chennai

Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park

Tamil Nadu, India

Wild Life: Turtles, Coral Reefs, Dugong, Dolphins and Balano-glossus
Location: Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram Districts near Mandapam
Nearest Town: Rameshwaram

Indira Gandhi Wild Life Sanctuary

Tamil Nadu, India

Wild Life: Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Dhole or the Asiatic Wild Dog, Golden Jackal, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Rusty-spotted Cat, Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Wild Pig, Nilgiri Langur, Common Langur, Bonnet Macaque, Lion-tailed Macaque, Common Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, C
Adventure: Trekking, Elephants safaris
Location: Anamalai Ranges in Coimbatore District.
Nearest Town: Pollachi

Karikili Bird Sanctuary

Tamil Nadu, India

Wild Life: Cormorants, Egrets, Grey Heron, Open-billed stork, Darter, Spoonbill, White lbris, Night Herons, Grebes, Grey Pelican, Shovellers, Pintails, Stilts and Sandpipers
Adventure: Picnic spots, Bird safari
Location: Kanchipuram District
Nearest Town: Chengalpattu

Wildlife in India's Wildlife Parks

India: Wildlife in India's Wildlife Parks

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Featured wildlife of India are listed below. Follow this link to see an alphabetical list of all wildlife of India

Featured Wildlife of India:

Leopard in India: 79 Wildlife Sanctuaries, Reserves & National Parks

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Tiger in India: 69 Wildlife Sanctuaries, Reserves & National Parks

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Elephant in India: 49 Wildlife Sanctuaries, Reserves & National Parks

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Wild boar in India: 49 Wildlife Sanctuaries, Reserves & National Parks

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Sloth bear in India: 47 Wildlife Sanctuaries, Reserves & National Parks

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Barking deer in India: 42 Wildlife Sanctuaries, Reserves & National Parks

A list of Wildlife parks with Barking deer in India. Map of all parks, sanctuaries, reserves in India that have Barking deer.

Jackal in India: 40 Wildlife Sanctuaries, Reserves & National Parks

A list of Wildlife parks with Jackal in India. Map of all parks, sanctuaries, reserves in India that have Jackal.

Jungle cat in India: 40 Wildlife Sanctuaries, Reserves & National Parks

A list of Wildlife parks with Jungle cat in India. Map of all parks, sanctuaries, reserves in India that have Jungle cat.

Python in India: 37 Wildlife Sanctuaries, Reserves & National Parks

A list of Wildlife parks with Python in India. Map of all parks, sanctuaries, reserves in India that have Python.

Gaur in India: 36 Wildlife Sanctuaries, Reserves & National Parks

A list of Wildlife parks with Gaur in India. Map of all parks, sanctuaries, reserves in India that have Gaur.

Langur in India: 36 Wildlife Sanctuaries, Reserves & National Parks

A list of Wildlife parks with Langur in India. Map of all parks, sanctuaries, reserves in India that have Langur.

India Wildlife Parks & National Parks

India: Wildlife Parks & National Parks

Your portal to wildlife tourism, wildlife adventure, holiday/vacation, expeditions and safaris in India! Explore all the Wildlife Parks, National Parks, Game Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, State Parks, Wildlife National Parks and Wildlife Reserves of India!

Pick a national park, wildlife reserve, or wildlife sanctuary. You can see a list of all parks/reserves/sanctuaries in India, or view them by state, by wildlife or by wildlife adventure.

Native to the mountain ranges of Central Asia from Afghanistan, Northern India (Himalayas), northern Pakistan, to Lake Baikal and eastern Tibet the snow leopard has a whitish-tan coat with ringed spots. Its tail is heavy with fur and the bottom of its paws are covered with fur for protection against snow and cold. The life span of a snow leopard is normally 15–18 years, but in captivity it can live up to 20 years...


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