Wildlife Encounters

 

 

Wildlife Encounters

The Indian wildlife experience is a unique one on its own. The diversity of regions in India is the main reason for this. With the snowy climate of the Himalayas to the North, to the hot sandy beaches of the South; India has one the greatest wealth in animal species in between.

 

Tiger

With the Tiger being India’s national animal, the country is home to the largest of Tiger populations in the World. In fact, India houses 40% of the World’s Tigers, with millions of dollars being invested by the Government to set up and maintain reserves across the country through a program called Project Tiger. Ranthambhore National Park is one of India’s most famous tiger reserves, and is currently home to more than two-dozen of the exotic cats, with more cubs on the way. The Bengal Tiger (most common in India) is historically regarded as one of the largest subspecies of Tigers around, second only to the Siberian Tiger; however, recent studies have shown that Bengal Tigers are on average larger then Siberian Tigers.

 

 

 

Peacock

The Blue/Indian Peafowl, commonly known as the Peacock, is regarded as the most distinguished of birds in the World, and is also the national bird of India. It is most famous for its beautiful blue colour and massive fan-like crest feathers, also known as their train, which accounts for more than 60% of their total body length. This famous bird is found all over the Indian sub-continent and is fully protected under India’s Wildlife Protection Act.

 

 

 

 

 

King Cobra

The King Cobra is known as the World’s longest venomous snake. Growing to a length of up to 18.5ft, the Cobra is branded as India’s national reptile. Other than biting, the King Cobra is also famous for its ability to spit venom over 2m. Although they are not endangered, King Cobras are not seen often, but can easily be found in some of the countries famous reserves. The king Cobra is also found in snake charming across the country, many of which have had their fangs extracted or poisonous sacs removed.

 

 

 

 

 

Hanuman Langur

Gray Langurs, better known in India as Hanuman Langurs, are most commonly found on the Indian Subcontinent and are India’s national icon. They inhabit many areas of the country and are commonly found in open wooded and urban areas. The name Hanuman Langur is derived from the Hindu vanara divinity Hanuman. When not sitting in treetops, Langurs can be seen spending time on the ground; more than any other known Colobinae species.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camel

The Dromedary Camel is known for its long curvy neck, and is mostly found in the sandy deserts of Rajasthan. Camels are very famous in India among tourists wishing to take rides and photographs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian Elephant

Asian Elephants belong to the largest land mammals on Earth, with Indian Elephants being one of their subspecies. Their main habitat can vary, although they can mostly be found near forests and jungles; mainly in more open areas. Elephants are also very popular among tourists wishing to take rides.

 

 

 

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