Top 10 Wild Animals of India

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.

Royal Bengal Tiger


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.

Great Indian Elephant


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

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.

Great-Indian-RhinoGreat Indian Lion


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 Leopard


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 Bear


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.

Indian Wild Buffalo

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

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.

Indian Bison


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.

Blue Bull-Nilgai


The nilgai or blue bull is the biggest Asian antelope. Nilgai is a diurnal creature, found inhabiting Indian grasslands their range covers natioal park, plains and low hills with shrubs of India.

  • abhishek

    I love to do wild life photography,can you please suggest me some Wild places to visit.

    • Bailey


  • harshada

    aisa konsa animal hai jo india me sabse kam matra me hai jaise tiger or konse konse hai?? plz give mi names of animal now

    • Hi Harshada,
      There are so many animals which are falls in the category of endangered such as
      Bengal Tiger
      Lion Tailed Macaque
      Indian Lions
      Black Buck
      Malabar Large Civet
      Indian Rihno

      • harshada

        thank u very much kailash ji

      • Zarnaab

        You don’t know English dear or you have written wrong in place of ‘are falls in ‘ it should be ‘fall in’

  • nicole

    Thanks for creating this website i need to know this stuff.. 🙂

  • Satya Jhon

    What about world’s heaviest,powerful &Beautiful Bovine Indian Gaur?

    • Thanks, Its there.

  • rudra

    india should permit petting of wild animals in houses like other countries to save and pet there favourite wild animals

  • priya

    My Friend posted a video on beautiful wild animals too –