India is the Place to See Wildlife and Tigers

Sixty % of the total number of the feral tigers in the world resides in India. The Indian number of tigers, elephants, Asian lions, and other huge wildlife being some of the most beautiful in all of Asia. You can climb upon the back of an elephant, travelling amidst the tall grass and experience the thrill of seeing a tiger stalk its target. Female Sumatran Tigers may weigh about two hundred seventy pounds, in comparison adult male Siberian Tigers can be as weighty as eight hundred pounds. The Royal Bengal tiger is probably the most majestic species of the tiger. In this century alone, several sub species of tigers have been driven to anihalation.Tiger, Panther and Wild dogs are often sighted in both the open grass lands and sholas forests. Civet cat and jungle cat also live in the sholas.

Rhinos, elephants, deer and bears can be seen in their natural surroundings. India, without question, is distinctive in the beauty and variety of its wildlife. Mixed with the richness and variety of its vegetation, India basically turns out to be a paradise for wild life buffs. There are many national parks and wildlife reserves that can give you an idea of the animals that are not readily found anywhere else. India’s wildlife has become a major draw for most of the tourists coming to India.

India is a land of intriguing natural wilderness manifesting in varieties of species of animals and birds discovered in the country. India harbours 60% of the world’s tiger population, 50% of Asian elephants, 80% of the one-horned rhinoceros and the whole remaining population of Asiatic lion.The rich and fascinating variety of India’s fauna can be seen in the 80 national parks, 440 reserves and 23 tiger sanctuaries established by the Government, in an attempt to conserve this vital resource. India strictly conserves and protects its wildlife. Owing to India’s vast geographical circumstances, forest vegetation differs from zone to zone. Indian wild animals can be ferocious but they have high aesthetic value and the authorities have initiated several projects for the preservation of the forest ecological balance.

You may sometimes see tigers, Indian hare, wild dog, barking deer, Indian fox, sloth bear, striped hyena, panther, mouse deer, four horned antelope, blue bull, ratel and Indian porcupine. Kanha also has about 200 species of birds. In the Indian deserts, the most discussed bird is the Great Indian bustard. In western Himalayas, one can see birds like Himalayan monal pheasant, western tragopan, koklass, white crested khalij cheer pheasant, griffon vultures, lammergiers, choughs, ravens. The Indian Cobra is known around the world as a highly venomous snake that feeds on rodents, lizards, and frogs. As well as biting, the Indian cobra can attack or defend itself from a distance by “spitting” venom, which, if it enters its opponent’s eyes, causes extreme pain and damage.


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By: David Harland

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