Top 5 Medium Sized Wild Animals of India

The open grasslands,riverine habitat, wetlands and seasonal swamps, rivers, lakes, and rice paddies of India are home so many medium sized wild animals. These medium sized mammals are good hunters and consumed a wide variety of small animals, birds,fish and plants.

Red Panda

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The red panda is a small arboreal mammal slightly larger than a domestic cat and lives in the eastern Himalayas of India. Red panda is the only living species Ailuridae family and threatened by habitat loss,fragmentation and poaching.

Nilgiri Marten

Nilgiri-Marten

The Nilgiri Marten is the only species of marten found in Indian Subcontinent,In the hills of the Nilgiris and parts of the Western Ghats. Nilgiri marten is diurnal and Arboreal animal and also listed as one of the rare wild animals of India.

Indian Civet

Small Indian Civet

The small Indian civet found in Indian Subcontinent, living in agricultural and in semi-evergreen and deciduous forest bamboo forest, grasslands and riverine habitat. Image Source: kalyanvarma

Brown Mongoose

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The common grey mongoose or Indian grey mongoose species mainly found in the Indian Subcontinent and commonly found in open forests, scrublands and cultivated fields.

Coated Otter

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The smooth-coated otter species is found in most of the Indian Subcontinent and found in almost any suitable habitat such as seasonal swamps, rivers, lakes, and rice paddies.