India is home for many species of wild animals, More than 25% land are dense forest in India and around 400 national parks.These are the most ideal habitats of several wild species of fauna and some giant wild animals in India. Wildlife safari in India is probably the best way to explore the rich flora and fauna and get close to the mother nature. The natural monsoon is foresting well into the region of India. Famous Indian animals are The Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, Great Indian Rhino, The Asiatic Lion, Indian Leopard,Indian giant squirrel, Indian wild Bore, Indian wild Ass, Black Buck, and Nilgai. India also boasts of a large number of reptile species of snakes and lizards. An exquisite collection of birds found in India. Dense thick forest of India is home for beautiful birds like The national birds of India “Peacock”, kingfisher and Great Indian Horn-bill.
The Royal Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India. The Bengal tiger is the second largest subspecies after the Siberian tiger, recent studies have shown that Bengal Tigers are, on average, larger than the Siberian Tigers. Today India has the largest number of Tiger’s in the world, Kanha National Park is famous for its majestic Royal Bengal Tigers.
Elephants are loved, revered, groomed and given a prestigious place in the Indian culture. The largest population of Asiatic Elephant are found in India. India has the largest population of elephants but due to human encroachment, mining, construction of dam number of elephants are falling.
Indian Rhinoceros or the Great One-horned Rhinoceros is a large mammal primarily found in north-eastern India and Nepal. It is confined to the tall grasslands and forests in the foothills of the Himalayas. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary shelters the highest density of Indian rhinos in the world.
The great Indian Lion is one of the largest of Indian cats, today survive only in the Gir Forest of Gujarat, India. The habitat of the Asiatic lion is very small they survives today only in the Gir National park of Gujarat and only about 411 lions are left in the wild forest of Junagarh.
Indian leopards are distributed all over in India. They inhabit tropical rain forests and dry deciduous forest. The leopard is an agile and stealthy predator. The leopard is known for its ability in climbing, and it has been observed resting on tree branches during the day.
Indian black bears are also known as Asiatic black bear or Himalayan black bear or Moon bear of India. Indian Black bear are listed as very dangerous animal in India, due to the so many dangerous killing of humans. The main predator of Asian black bears are tigers, although leopards and pack of wolf.
The wild water buffalo is the ancestor of the domestic water buffalo, and the second largest wild bovid, smaller only than the Gaur. Wild water buffalo are endangered and live only in a small number of protected areas stretching across Nepal and Bhutan.Indian wild buffalo are found in Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Assam.
Indian Wild Ass also called khur are only found in the Little Rann of Kutch in the Gujarat state of India. The Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary’s Saline desert, grassland in arid zone and shrubland are its preferred homeland. The Indian wild ass disappeared from its former haunts in parts of western India and falls in endangered category of wild animals.
The Indian Bison is one of the most strong species of bovine, native to the Indian- Subcontinent. Indian Bison is commonly known as Gaur, is the majorly spotted species in India and the largest extant bovine.