Wildlife of India
India consists of a varied range of geographical diversities and
each region consists of different types of wildlife species. The
most interesting part about the Indian wildlife is their power to
cope up with the changing environment. India consists of a wide
number of species, because of its climatic diversity. India is a
country that has almost every kind of climatic region - starting
from extreme temperature of deserts to sea, rivers, forest and
obviously the snow-covered hills. Almost every different climatic
region contains different types of animals.
Wildlife of North India
North India is one of the most important habitations of wildlife. The whole region comprises many old and popular national parks and sanctuaries. Starting from Himalayan range to the northern plains, it gives shelter to a wide range of fauna. The rare Snow Leopards, Red Pandas, the fabled Cashmere goats, Yaks are some of the important animals found in this region. The Himalayan region is also famous for the Himalayan Peasants, birds with fantastic and rare combination of colors.
Wildlife of East India
East India is one of the richest regions pertaining to fauna. It is the home of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger, and the One Horned Rhino. The eastern part of the country is dotted with thick deciduous forest, which is the home of the wild elephants, spotted deers or chital, leopards, Gaur or the Indian Buffalo, and a variety of other animals. Bhitarkanika on the estuary of Mahanadi in Orissa is the sanctuary for the largest estuarine crocodile in the world. Sundarban of Bengal has the largest concentration of tigers. Millions of migratory birds fly down to a saltwater lake, called Chilka, in Orissa.
The hot and humid climate of south India support thick forest has rare wildlife such as wild elephants, deers, pythons, and venomous snakes. Southern India has the dense concentration of King Cobra, the largest venomous snake in the world, often reaching 15 meters in length.
Wildlife of Central India
Central India houses some of the best wildlife sanctuaries such as Kanha and Bandhavgarh, which are well known for their tiger population. Some rare animals such as the Indian Wolf are also found there.
Wildlife of West India
West India usually has an arid climatic condition. Still it has a
wide variety of fauna. The tiger reserve of Ranthambore is a treat
to the visitors. This western sector is the only home of Asiatic
Lion. Birds are one of the most important fauna found in this
region. Apart from Peacocks, the national bird, migratory birds fly
down to here every winter. Keola Deo Ghana bird sanctuary is a rare
treat for every traveler. This region also houses big antelopes such
as the Sambar Deer and the Nilgai.
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