Wildlife And 12 Must See Wild Animals of Nepal

Nepal has numerous national parks and reserves to protect wildlife diversity and the Wildlife tourism is also a major source of income for the country. Nepal has large number of rhododendron species and wild animals found in Rara Lake ecoregion and ecoregion of the terai grasslands.

Bengal Tiger


Nepal is home to four species of big cats, clouded leopards were believed to be extinct in Nepal but in 1998 clouded leopard was captured in Chitwan National Park. Wild Felids found in the Wilderness of Nepal are Bengal Tiger, Indian Leopard and Snow Leopard.

Indian Rhino


Greater One Horned Rhinoceros are found in Royal Chitwan National Park. Nepal provides a fantastic home for our greater one horned rhinos in Terai Duar savanna and grasslands region in southern Nepal.

Himalayan Monal


Nepal is home to 900 species of bird, Spiny babbler is the only species endemic to Nepal and Himalayan monal pheasant is the national bird of Nepal known as Danphe, found through the Himalayas in India and Nepal.

Sloth Bear


Sloth Bear is a insect eating mammals feed on termites, honeybee colonies, native to the Indian subcontinent. Nepal has the highest population density of sloth bears.

Himalayan Tahr


Himalayan Tahr is one of the largest ungulate species native to the Himalayas of northern India and Nepal. The Himalayan tahr is rare and huge wild mountain goat known as the Nepalese Tahr and allow for Hunting in Neapal.

Beech Marten

Beech Marten is one of the species of marten native to much of Central Asia and Europe. This small marten is found in number of open and forest habitats of Nepal and India.

Marbled Cat


Marbled Cat is one of the small wild cat,closely related to the Asian golden cat and the bay cat. The marbled cat mostly occurs along the Indian Himalayan foothills, Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan and Chitwan National Park in Nepal.

Yellow Monitor

Yellow Monitor Lizard also called Sun Gohoro in Nepali, found on the edge of forest and plains of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers in India and Nepal. Bengal monitor and Yellow monitor are two large species of lizard found in Nepal.

Indian Elephant

Great Indian Elephant

Indian Elephant is the largest of all mammals in Nepal and there was large population located in the lowland forest area of Chitwan National Park in Nepal.



Nepal has large diversity of reptiles that include poisonous and non poisonous snakes, Lizards,turtles and crocodile. Marsh Crocodile and gharials inhabits rivers and lakes and Python are lives Terai forest.

Red Panda


There are several species of mammal found in Nepal, most notable and keytone species of the Nepal forest are the Bengal fox,corsac fox, red panda and Tibetan wolf. At least 218 red pandas found in the high mountain slopes of eastern Nepal.

Spiny Babbler

Exceptionally rich biodiversity and approximately 27 important bird areas in the country are home to over 900 bird species. The avifauna of Nepal include a species of stork, pheasant, flycatchers and spiny babbler endemic to Nepal.

Top 6 Wildlife and National Parks of Nepal


In Addiation, Nepal is also home to mugger crocodile,Indian elephant,sloth bears,honey badgers, Gaur, gharials, Striped hyenas, golden jackals, Indian leopard, sloth bear and swamp deer. Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal and one of the only two natural world heritage site in Nepal. Image- Nepalwildlifesafari

  • Chitwan National Park
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Makalu Barun National Park
  • Parsa Wildlife Reserve
  • Bardiya National Park
  • Shuklaphanta National Park

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