When was the last time you visited a place with rich flora and fauna? If you are an animal lover and want to know more about the wild animals then this blog is specifically written for you. The world is full of places which has a vast diversity of species in the animal kingdom and these regions are known to have seen rare wild animals in their vicinity. Listed below are some of the places known for their diversity in species. Looking at animals in their natural habitat is an experience for lifetime for animal lovers.
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● Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
This National Park is known throughout the country for its glorious animal, the tiger which are around 442 according to the 2018 report. Having the largest population of tigers, Jim Corbett attracts many tourists from around the world sadly the tourists are allowed only to certain regions of this place.
● Amarambalam reserve forest, Kerala
This forest is situated in the Malappuram district of Kerala State of South India. It has been renowned for its habitat the lion tailed macaque which is an endangered species and the Niligiri tahr. This forest houses almost all the mammals seen in the Western ghats especially birds like white rumped vulture , white tailed bengalensis.
● Dubare Elephant camp, Near Coorg
This camp is surrounded by Cauvery river making it an island which acts as an important base for Karnataka Forest Department’s Elephants which are cared for and trained by naturalists. They allow the tourist to indulge in activities like feeding the elephant’s sugarcane, coconut and see the trainers giving the elephants a scrub bath.
● Mysore Zoo, Karnataka
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden is also known as Mysore Zoo which was established in 1892 by the Royals of Mysore. This zoo has a huge collection of big cats like cheetah, lion, tiger, jaguar, leopard cats, jungle cats, common palm civet and the Indian Civet. This zoo also has black and white rhino and both Asiatic and African elephants.
● Banni Grassland reserve, Gujarat
Banni Grassland falls under Asia’s biggest grassland spreading over 2617 sq kms. At the moment, this grassland is home to some of the finest species of mammals like the Asiatic wildcat, blackbuck, Indian hare, golden jackal etc. The grassland also forms a crucial spot for migratory birds especially flamingo which accumulate in thousands along with some species of migratory crane and other migratory birds.
● Kukrail Reserve Forest, Lucknow
This forest reserve was established as a breeding ground for alligators and crocodiles. Being listed under dense forest it is a home to a variety of species of animals and birds. There is a herbal garden in this place as well. Kukrail Reserve Forest is known for its reptiles i.e alligators, crocodile and some species of turtles as well.
● Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh
The Namdapha National Park includes several vegetation zone semi evergreen and moist deciduous forest which houses several mammals, birds and reptiles. There are also rare mammals species like the Red panda, Himalayan black bear and dhole (wild dog), Red giant flying squirrel have been spotted in this National Park. It’s home to the majestic cat family which includes the common Indian leopard, snow leopard, clouded leopard and tiger.
● Keibul Lamjao National Park, Manipur
The National park covers an area of 40 sq kms situated on the Loktak Lake it is actually the only floating National Park in the world. Keibul Lamjao National Park has a diversity of birds and animal species such as blue-crested lizard, viper, krait, cobra, rat snake, python, civet, different types of deer and cats and flying fox are frequently sighted. The lesser sky lark, black kite, kingfishers, spotbill duck, blue-winged teal, ruddy shell duck, and cranes are the major attractions for bird lovers.
● Manas National Park , Assam
Featuring the rare and endangered category of species like the Indian Rhinoceros, Assam roofed turtle, Golden Langur, Pygmy Hog, the Manas National Park has its footprint over an area of 950sq kms. If you are bird lover this place will surely keep you busy in bird watching. Species of birds like the giant hornbills, jungle fowls, brahminy duck, egrets, pelican, eagles, falcons, bee-eaters, herons and ospreys are the major attractions and is one of the most popular destinations in North east.
● Kaziranga National park, Assam
Assam, a north eastern state of India is know to have the largest population of Greater one horned Rhinoceros with more than 90% being in Kaziranga National Park. A greater one-horned rhino is identified by a single black horn between 8-25 inches long with a grey-brown Armor like tough hide with skin folds.