Wildlife of Rajasthan

Though major parts of the land in Rajasthan are deserts and there is not much forest coverage, Rajasthan has a rich diversity of flora and fauna. It is not only famous for its culture, traditions and heritage sites; it also houses some of the most famous and important wildlife sanctuaries. Rajasthan has four famous National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries namely, the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, Ranthambore National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and Desert National Park. 

Ranthambore National Park and Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary are known worldwide for their tiger population and considered by both wild lovers and photographers as the best places in India to spot tigers. Besides, it houses several small wildlife sanctuaries and eco-tourism parks (special area marked as wildlife reserves). Prominent among them are Mount Abu Sanctuary, Bhensrod Garh Sanctuary, Darrah Sanctuary, Jaisamand Sanctuary, Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary, and Jawahar Sagar sanctuary. 

These wildlife sanctuaries and parks are home to a variety of wildlife including some very rare and endangered species.  

The wildlife here include Tigers, panthers, samba, bison, Black bucks, Chinkara, the rare desert fox, antelopes, deer, wild boars, monitor lizards, the endangered caracal and the list goes on. Besides, they shelter a variety of exotic and colorful birds including migratory birds including rare Siberian cranes that flock to this region during winters. The Great Indian Bustard, a rare and nearly extinct bird, can be spotted in the rolling sand dunes and scrub and thorny vegetations around the highlands of the Desert National Park near Jaisalmer.



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