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Wildlife in India

All animals in traditional Hindu culture are considered sacred. Their symbolic significance is as vehicles of Gods and deities. This is one reason a densely populated country like India is still one of the richest bio-diverse region of the world.

Wildlife in India

Introduction to Indian Wildlife

India is a prime example of Diversity, there are today 121 languages in more than 19,500 dialects, spoken across the country. This has fascinated people from around the world to visit, experience and study the quite unfathomable Culture and History of India, to be discovered at every corner of the country. India’s long Coastlines and their ports, Agricultural wealth due to soil fertility caused by its Rivers and their silt, availability of Water therein and Mineral Deposits and their potential, has led to attempts to conquer India by external forces since over a millennium…


Wildlife Protection Act of India

Protection of the Forest and Wildlife in India is traditional to its inhabitants, written in the early scriptures in the Vedic times, over a millennium ago. Village communities in the Vedic period were instructed to protect the surrounding forests, as the ancient wisdom of living in harmony with nature was understood, and practised. Official Governance in Forest Conservation can be traced back to the 3rd Century BC when King Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of the Mauryan Empire, appointed a Forest superintendent or Kupyadaksha who was in charge of Protecting….

Tiger family

Project Tiger

The Tiger is the Largest Wild Cat species in the World : The Siberian or Amur Tiger can weigh up to 320 kg, followed closely by the Royal Bengal Tiger which can even weigh upto 300 kg. They are solitary hunters, who hunt by stealthily approaching their prey upto 10 metres in distance before they are likely to be successful in their attempt usually. Despite their large size, they are an extremely agile animal and can even hit speeds of upto 60 kmph in short bursts. A single leap of a tiger can exceed 20 feet! Their large size demands for large home ranges and ideally anywhere…
Elephant Full Herd

Project Asian Elephant

The Elephant is the largest land mammal on the planet, and the African Elephant species currently holds that title. However, the Indian Elephant is not far behind – it stands at around 8 feet and can weigh upto 5.5 tonnes. A social and extremely intelligent animal, it is a symbol of the beauty of Indian Wildlife landscape and has been declared the Natural Heritage Animal of India. The Indian Elephant has been worshipped in India since centuries as the God known as “Ganesh”, and the general feeling in India of respect and fear of the great mammal…
One Horned Rhino in Kaziranga National Park

Project One Horned Rhino

Its armour-like body and long length combined with the gorgeous Terai floodplains of India & Nepal to which it belongs, gives the Greater One-horned Rhino a mythical feel. These magnificient creatures can weigh up to 2.5 tonnes. The Terai is loosely the alluvial plains and forests formed by the rivers of the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra. They are grazers and browsers, one of the last megaherbivores on the planet and can feed on anywhere between 200-300 kilos per day. Not just restricted to the grasslands, Rhinos wallow in the oxbow lakes, swamps and rivers, often feeding on the aquatic plants and roots present…
Snow Leopard in Hemis National park

Project Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard is one of India’s 5 Big Cats amongst the Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Lion, Indian Leopard and the Clouded Leopard. Their brilliant camouflage and elusiveness nature gives them the reputation of being the “Ghost of the Mountain”. It is the most difficult Big Cat to spot in the Wild. Occurring in the high altitude Himalayan & trans-Himalayan Region at over 2700m above sea-level, their prey base includes Ghoral, Himalayan Blue Sheep, Himalayan Tahr, Tibetan Argali, Himalayan Ibex, Marmots, Pikas and Hares…

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