The Only 5 Flying and Gliding Wild Animals of India

A number of animals in India have evolved a technique of flight or by gliding on many occasions such as flying from tree to tree, gliding ability of rainforest animals. Flying and gliding animals of India includes Indian Flying Frog,Southern Flying Lizard,Indian Ocean Flying Fish,Chrysopelea Flying Snake and Namdapha Flying Squirrel.

Namdapha Flying Squirrel

Indian Giant Flying Squirrels

Namdapha flying squirrel is one of the critically endangered species endemic to India. The arboreal, nocturnal flying squirrel is the sole member in the genus biswamoyopterus and has rarely been recorded due to habitat loss and hunted for food.

Chrysopelea Flying Snake


The flying snake of India is known as Chrysopelea, a mildly venomous snake to the family of colubridae. Chrysopelea snakes are glide in the air better than flying squirrels and other gliding animals of India.

Southern Flying Lizard


Southern flying lizard is the only reptile species of agamid lizard in the country who can gliding from tree to tree. Draco dussumieri is widely distributed in the Western Ghats and southern Eastern Ghats of India.

Indian Flying Frog


The Indian flying frog is a species of frog found in areas of north-east India. Pterorana khare frog species from Ranidae family is also known as Khare’s gliding frog, There is another frog known as Malabar gliding frog, a tree frog species found in the Western Ghats of India.

Indian Flying Fox

Flying Fox India

The Indian flying fox is the only mammal that have the ability to fly. Lives in tropical forests and swamps,the greater Indian fruit bat is one of the largest bats eat only fruits or lick nectar from flowers.