Habitat loss and deforestation is the greatest threat to the variety of wildlife in India. This activity includes the land and water resources destruction which can change entire ecosystems and most of the species are classified as Threatened and Endangered. Here is the list of top 15 endangered wild animals of India that you should see before they disappear such as Nilgiri langur,golden langur,Stump-tailed macaque,Wild goat,Kashmir Red Stag,wild cats and many species of endangered birds.
Indian Lion is the only subspecies of lions found only in Gujarat state of India, in the Gir Forest National Park of Junagadh. Panthera leo persica is one of five big cat species found in India and considered to be one of the most important state animal.
The Royal Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India, has been listed as endangered because of the total population was estimated at fewer than 2226 individuals in the wild. Panthera tigris tigris is the most numerous tiger subspecies in the world.
Endangered Golden Langur is an old world monkey only found in small region of Assam, bounded on the south by the Brahmaputra River. It is one of the most endangered primate species of India,generally lives in troops and feeds on seeds, buds and flowers.
Barasingha is a large deer species distributed in the Indian subcontinent, feed on grasses and aquatic plants. Swamp deer occur in the Kanha National Park of Madhya Pradesh and at few more places but regionally extinct in West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh.
Dhole is the only species of wild dog found in India and listed as endangered. Indian wild dogs are highly social animal and able to competes with tigers and leopards in the Indo-Gangetic Plain’s Terai region.
Western hoolock gibbon is the only Ape species found in northeast India and was also considered to be one of the 25 most endangered primates in the world. The species is found in Assam and Mizoram region of Northeast India and feed mostly on various fruits, with some leaves and flowers.
Indian elephant has been listed as endangered by IUCN because of habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation. Elephas maximus indicus are smaller than African elephants and one of the largest animal of grassland in India.
Blackbuck is one of the largest species of antelope native to the Indian subcontinent. They generally live on open plains and open woodlands, the Velavadar National Park is home to a large population of Blackbuck antelope in India.
Red panda is a medium size arboreal mammal native to the eastern Himalayas of India. It is slightly larger than a domestic cat and is the only living species of the genus Ailurus.
Indian wild ass are subspecies of the onager only found in the Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary, Rann of Kutch and its surrounding areas in the Gujarat province. Indian wild asses are one of the fastest of Indian animals and feeds on grass, leaves and fruits of plant.
Nilgiri tahr is one of the endangered species of mountain goat,endemic to the Nilgiri Hills of south India. It is the state animal of Tamil Nadu and inhabits in the open grassland habitat of the Western Ghats rain forests.
Lion-tailed macaque is a species of primate found in the Western Ghats Mountains of South India. It is one of the smallest and most endangered of the macaque species of monkey found in India only,feeding on a large variety of fruit trees.
The Snow leopard is the large mountain cat native to Indian Subcontinent and listed as endangered because only few thousand individuals left in the wild. Snow leopard is one of the top five member of largest cat family found in India.
The endemic, rare and endangered species of Sangai deer is subspecies of brow-antlered deer family found only in Keibul Lamjao National Park Manipur state. Sangai deer is the state animal of Manipur and one of the 20 species of wild deer family found in India.
Indian wild water buffalo is one of the large bovine native to the Indian Subcontinent, now found mostly in Assam state. Wild water buffalos occur in and around Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park and Dibru-Saikhowa National Parks of Assam and few also survives in Chhattisgarh.