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India

You can find a full list of Indian animals below. We are currently tracking 331 animals in India and growing every day!

India is a land of incredible extremes in terms of size, population and even wildlife. Some of the largest (and even some smallest) wildlife on Earth can be found in India's vast mountains, verdant grasslands, luscious tropical jungles and forests, lush wetlands and arid deserts.

The country's best-known regions include the Himalayas, the Indo-Gangetic plain (named for the two northern rivers it clings to), the Western Ghats, and the Deccan Plateau in the south.

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Official National (State) Animals of India

A symbol of strength and power, the Bengal tiger is India's official national animal. Other important symbols include the Indian elephant and the Indian peacock, which is the national bird of India and symbolizes royalty and good luck.

The Bengal tiger wasn't always India's national animal. In fact, until 1973, it was a lion. Why did it change? Before 1900, there were large populations of Bengal tigers in India. But between 1900 and 1973 their numbers declined dramatically due to poaching. To restore its population, the tiger program was launched in April 1973, and as a springboard, the Bengal tiger was declared the national animal of India.

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The Indian peacock is the national bird of India, a symbol of royalty and luck.

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Where to Find Top Wildlife

Many people unconsciously think of the African continent as a must-see for safari. But India is a country with rich habitats suitable for wildlife to thrive. Since 1972, India has not only made efforts in the field of conservation, but also worked to strengthen India's reputation as a wildlife hunting destination.

The Indian government has established more than 500 wildlife sanctuaries, covering an area of over 74,425 square miles, and 100 national parks to protect its wildlife. The largest and most popular parks are listed below:

  • Located in the southern state of Karnataka, Nagarahole National Park is one of India's top destinations. Dense forests, jungles and swamps are home to tigers, crocodiles, elephants and water birds.
  • Located on the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River in northeast Assam, Kaziranga National Park is home to buffalo, deer, puffer fish, tigers and most of the world's last remaining rhino.
  • Keoladeo National Park in the northern state of Rajasthan is home to savannahs and wetlands and is an ideal haven for migratory birds from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia.
  • Satpura National Park in the central highlands of Madhya Pradesh is home to deer species including muntjac, goral, sambar and blackbuck.
  • If you're interested in exploring India's rich marine wildlife, then you might want to check out the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. Located near the remote Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean, the park is home to a large population of fish, manta rays and waterbirds that live around coral reefs.
Indian elephant, Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka, India
Nagarahole National Park in the southern Indian state of Karnataka is a popular spot for wildlife viewing, including Indian elephants.

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The most dangerous animals in India today

India is home to many dangerous animals. While some wild animals are dangerous due to their size, strength, hunting skills or deadly venom, other animals are dangerous for different reasons. Unfortunately, residents of India can fall victim to wildlife attacks on a daily basis. Amazingly, a study conducted between April 2016 and March 2017 showed that of the 7,556 human animal attack deaths, 80% of these deaths were attributed to dog bites (whether the death was from the attack or rabies) from dogs unknown). 5% of the deaths were bitten by snakes, 3% were bitten by monkeys, and the rest included wild boars, tigers, leopards, jackals, elephants, etc., and there were even cases of being bitten by domestic cattle or domestic cattle, and rats.

Collectively, these animal species are very dangerous and responsible for many deaths in India:

  • King Cobra – Native to the forests and jungles of eastern India, the king cobra can release a powerful toxin that affects the central nervous system of the victim. Symptoms include pain, dizziness, and even paralysis. Death sometimes occurs in as little as 30 minutes.
  • Saltwater Crocodile – The largest living reptile in the world, the saltwater crocodile can grow up to 20 feet long. Its world-class bite and propensity to see humans as prey means that contact with this crocodile should be avoided at all costs. Unfortunately, many trespassers are vulnerable to attack every year.
  • Russell Viper – One of the most dangerous and fearsome snake species in the world, the Russell Viper kills thousands of people every year. Symptoms of its bite include pain, swelling, dizziness, vomiting, and even kidney failure. Since it feeds on rodents and lizards, this snake often wanders into human territory.
  • Indian Red Scorpion – The venom of this scorpion attacks the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, resulting in a shockingly high mortality rate. Symptoms may include vomiting, sweating, pain, convulsions, difficulty breathing, and abnormal heart rate.
Deadliest Snake - Russell Viper
The mortality rate of Russell vipers in India is about 2.6%.

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endangered animals in india

India is home to some of the largest and most unique wildlife on Earth, but much of this diversity is now in danger of being wiped out by human activity. There are multiple species of animals that are endangered and some of them are Snow Leopard, Nilgirital, Kashmir Red Deer, Blackbuck and One-horned Rhino.

Here is a list of other endangered Indian animals detailing their plight:

  • Indian Elephant – This subspecies of the Asian elephant is endemic to the grasslands and forests of South Asia. But elephant numbers have plummeted as habitat loss eats away at their natural territories. Only about 30,000 of them remain in India.
  • Bengal Tiger – This subspecies of tiger once roamed the forests, grasslands and mangroves of India in large numbers. But poaching and habitat loss have caused numbers to decline, so it's now listed as endangered. Of the total population of about 3,000 people in the entire larger region, only about 2,000 remained in India.
  • Dhole – Also known as the Asian wild dog, this wolf relative is endemic to mountains, alpine forests and grasslands. Like wolves, it is deliberately persecuted by humans, both for entertainment and to prevent them from killing livestock. It is now extinct from most of its former territory.
  • Asiatic Lion – This subspecies of lion is not as well known as its African brethren. It once inhabited large swaths of western Asia, but due to deliberate hunting and some habitat loss, the species is now restricted to the Indian state of Gujarat in the west of the country.
  • Indian Vulture – The Indian vulture experienced a sharp and sudden decline between 2000 and 2007 due to kidney failure caused by accidental ingestion of a drug commonly prescribed to livestock. Because bald eagles help keep the environment free of carcasses, their decline causes diseases to spread more quickly. Conservationists are trying to breed them in captivity, but their slow reproduction has hindered their recovery. It is now in danger of extinction.
  • Lion-tailed macaques – this endangered Old World monkey with an elegant silver-white mane and long tufted tail, is endemic to the Western Ghats in southern India. Only a few thousand remain in the wild.
  • South Asian Pufferfish – This species of freshwater dolphin is endemic to the Indus River in Pakistan and the Ganges in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. It is estimated that there are fewer than 5,000 left, which may be due to pollution, dam construction and other habitat changes.
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Dingo Breed: Dhole
Wild dogs, persecuted by humans for sport and to prevent humans from killing livestock, are now extinct from much of their former Indian territory.

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bird species in india

About 1,300 bird species are native to India, 80 of which are endemic. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is the largest bird sanctuary in Karnataka and one of the best bird watching places in India.

You'll find a wide variety of birds, including piebald kingfishers, long-legged spoonbills, spotted owls and painted storks. You can see the resident birds all year round, or the many migratory birds that use the reserve. The best time to observe resident and migratory birds is from November to February.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, also known as Keoladeo National Park, is famous for bird watching. More than 360 species of birds inhabit the woodlands, grasslands, swamps and wetlands of this reserve. It is famous for the critically endangered Siberian crane. You'll also find Indian peacocks, flamingos, pelicans, vultures, Indian gray hornbills, and more.

The best time to watch both resident and migratory birds is from October to March.

Types of Crane Birds - Siberian Crane
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, also known as Keoladeo National Park, is home to many endangered birds such as the Siberian Crane.

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snake native to india

There are 60 species of venomous snakes in India. It is home to a group of famous venomous snakes known as the "Four Vipers". Indian cobras, Russell vipers, kraits and saw-scaled vipers are responsible for the deadliest snake bites in the country. Experts recently included the hump-nosed pit viper, the fifth deadliest species of venomous snake, on the list.

In addition to the big four snakes, there are many species of snakes in India's diverse habitats. Other popular animals in India include:

  • Indian Rat Snake: Also known as the Eastern Rat Snake, they are common in a wide range of habitats across India. These semi-arboreal snakes are long and thin.
  • King Cobra: The world's longest venomous snake, reaching up to 18 feet. They are found in the forested and agricultural areas of northern India.
  • Indian python: They have several common names, including black-tailed python, Indian rock python, and Asian rock python. These non-venomous snakes live in various tropical habitats in India.
  • Checkered Keelfish: Aggressive semiaquatic snake found near freshwater sources.
  • Brahminy Blind Snake: The smallest snake in India and one of the smallest snakes in the world. They live underground and are similar in appearance to earthworms.
Cobras are one of the four venomous species that cause the most snakebites to humans in India. Many specimens display a hood marking, two circular motifs joined by a curved line, reminiscent of spectacles.
The venomous king cobra is a snake native to India.

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6 Largest Animals Indian Animals

India is home to some really big animals. Below is a list of the largest land animals you will find in India.

  • Indian elephant: Up to 10 feet tall and 11,000 pounds
  • The great one-horned rhino can reach 6.6 feet in length and weigh up to 6,600 pounds
  • Bison (Bison bison): Up to 10 feet 10 inches in length and 3,300 pounds in weight
  • Bengal tiger: up to 10 feet long and weigh up to 660 pounds
  • Nilgai: Up to 5 feet tall and 634 pounds
  • Asiatic lion: up to 10 feet long and weigh up to 440 pounds
  • Saltwater crocodile: Can grow up to 23 feet in length and weigh up to 2,200 pounds

6 Rarest Indian Animals

If you're traveling to India, you might want to put these rare animals on your bucket list to look for in a game reserve or safari.

  • Red panda: This bamboo-loving animal inhabits temperate forests in the Himalayas between 1,800 and 4,000 meters above sea level. It has fiery red fur and is more raccoon than panda in features.
  • Asiatic Lion: There are only 600 of these lions in the wild, isolated in the Gir Forest in western India, their only remaining natural habitat.
  • Nilgiri Tahr: Not only is this goat breed rare in the wild, it is also the state animal of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
  • Snow Leopards: Snow leopards have one of the nicest furs of any feline and are well worth a look. A few viewing locations are Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary (Arunachal Pradesh), Himalayan National Park (Himachal Pradesh) and Nanda Devi National Park (Uttarakhand).
  • Black Deer: Another state animal (Punjab, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh) is the black deer, also known as the Indian Oryx. It has spiraling horns and unique colors—a sight to behold.
  • Indian Great Bustard: This would be one of the rarest birds in India as there are only 150 recorded in the wild. They prefer dry grassland habitats and are endangered due to habitat loss.
red animal - red panda
The red panda is a rare Indian animal native to the Himalayas.

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national parks in india

Are you looking for an adventurous way to explore the country? Check out the many beautiful national parks in India! Explore dozens of Bengal tiger reserves, travel through regions that inspired The Jungle Book , and relax at luxury resorts near lush jungle.

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angora goat

Each adult Angora goat produces about 12 inches of mohair per year, while children have about 8 inches.

Ant

First evolved 100 million years ago!

archer fish

Archerfish can shoot up to 5 feet of water with amazing precision.

Armyworm

They are so named because they "march" from one crop to another in an army of worms in search of food

atlas moth

Adult Atlas moths don't eat — they live off fat stored as larvae.

bison

The extinct ancestor of all domestic cattle!

Crocodile

Has a curved, upturned beak!

banana spider

People use these spider silks to spin clothes and weave fishing nets.

banded krait

What usually prevents more people from becoming victims is that banded kraits don't always inject venom in their defensive bites. It saves venom to replace prey.

barb

There are over 1768 known species!

barn owl

Can be found all over the world!

bat

Detect prey using echolocation!

baya

baya builds a giant nest out of plant fibers

Bear

There are 8 different species!

beauty rat snake

If left undisturbed, beauty rat snakes are relatively harmless and only attempt to bite out of fear.

bee

Bee petroglyphs date back 15,000 years

Bee-eater

They roll in the dirt to ward off external parasites

beetle

There are more than 350,000 different species

bird

Not all birds can fly!

cookie beetle

Cookie beetle forms symbiotic relationship with yeast

blind snake

Blind snakes are often mistaken for worms.

Butterfly

There are thought to be as many as 17,500 species!

Caesar's

Babies of some species peel and eat their mother's skin with their hooked or spatula-like teeth

camel

Can survive 10 months without drinking water!

camel cricket

Camel crickets found in the United States are light brown in color. They also have black stripes all over their bodies.

Caracal

It has 20 different muscles in its ears!

carpenter ants

Carpenter ants can lift seven times their own weight with their teeth!

carpet viper

Carpet vipers probably bite and kill more people than any other snake species.

cashmere goat

The cashmere goat is named after the Kashmir region of India and Pakistan

cat

First domesticated by the ancient Egyptians!

catfish

There are almost 3000 different species!

centipede

There are approximately 3,000 documented species!

chameleon

There are over 160 different species!

chicken

First domesticated over 10,000 years ago!

cicada

Cicadas are among the longest-lived insects

vulture

This vulture can fly very high. At least one has been found thousands of feet from the summit of Mount Everest.

cockroach

About 300 million years ago!

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codling moth

Pupae are able to diapause through low-yield years and winters.

raven

A flock of crows is called inhumanity or conspiracy.

coral snake

There are more than 80 species of coral snakes in the world.

cormorant

They can fly up to 35 miles per hour and dive up to 150 feet underwater.

the cow

There are nearly 1.5 billion in the world!

Crab

There are 93 different crab groups

crab spider

Crab spiders can mimic ants or guano

crane

Many are critically endangered species!

cricket

Male crickets can make sounds by rubbing their wings

Crocodile

Not much has changed in 200 million years!

Crocodiles

Crocodilians include extinct ancient species as well as 26 extant species today.

crow

A flock of such birds is called a murder.

Danios

These fish are a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts due to their hardiness.

deer

There are about 40 different species!

desert locust

Solitary locusts are gray, while gregarious locusts are yellow with stripes.

douchebag

Only 2,000 left in the wild!

dog

The first domestication in Southeast Asia!

dog tick

Dog ticks feed on dogs and other mammals

donkey

First domesticated 5000 years ago!

Duck

Rows and rows of little plates lined the teeth!

dung beetle

Dung beetles can push objects many times their own weight

eagle

Has extraordinary eyesight!

earthworm

They are hermaphrodites, which means they have male and female organs

earwig

There are almost 2000 different species!

eel

Eels can grow from a few inches to 13 feet!

egyptian vulture

They stole large ostrich eggs and cracked the shells with stones and pebbles.

elephant

Spend about 22 hours a day eating!

Eurasian eagle owl

The Eurasian Horned Owl is the second largest owl in the world with a wingspan of up to six feet!

european goldfinch

They are regulars on backyard feeders, especially those containing Niger seeds.

falcon

The fastest creature on earth!

false widow spider

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fiddler crab

The fiddler crab gets its name from the movements the males make with their oversized claws during mating rituals.

firefly

Fireflies produce some of the world's most efficient light

fishing cat

Use its claws to scoop fish out of the water!

flea

Adult fleas can jump 7 inches in the air

flower horn fish

The Flowerhorn fish is an artificial species; it does not occur naturally

fly

There are over 240,000 different species!

flying snake

Flying snakes are the only limbless vertebrates or animals with a backbone that can glide!

fox

Only 12 Species Are Considered "True Foxes"

frog

There are approximately 7,000 different species!

Drosophila

Drosophila is one of the most commonly studied animals in the world

Gadwal

They make many noises when trying to attract a mate.

antelope

named after a love poem in arabic

gecko

There are thought to be more than 2,000 species!

gerbil

Originally known as the Desert Rat!

Crocodile

Males can blow bubbles with the bump on their nose!

gibbon

Discover in lush jungles and tropical forests!

firefly

Discover habitats in dense woodlands and caves!

Gnat

Males form large mating groups at dusk

goat

Closest relationship with sheep!

golden eagle

Their calls sound like high-pitched squeals, but most of the time they are quiet.

catfish

The goonch catfish, or giant devil catfish, is one of the most aggressive freshwater fish.

Goose

There are 29 different species!

gray heron

Male gray herons are picky about their mates. They will reject women they don't like.

Gypsy Moth

One of the most invasive species in the world

hamster

Ability to run backwards as fast as forwards!

Hare

Can reach speeds over 50 mph!

Hawk Moth Caterpillar

Many hawk moth caterpillars eat toxins in plants, but do not sequester them like milkweed butterflies. Most toxins are excreted from the body.

hedgehog

Believed to be one of the oldest mammals on Earth!

heron

Inhabit wetlands all over the world!

bee

There are only 8 recognized species!

hoopoe

Amazing bird with a stinky way to deter predators!

hornbill

This bird has a huge horn on its beak!

horse

Has evolved over 50 million years!

gadfly

Horseflies have been seen performing Immelmann turns, just like fighter jets.

Humanity

Believed to have originated 200,000 years ago!

hunter spider

Some hunter spiders have an interesting way of moving. Some carry cartwheels, while others do handsprings or backflips.

hyena

There are four different species!

Ibis

Found in swamps, bogs and wetlands!

indian python

Kaa in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book is an Indian python.

insect

There are an estimated 30 million species!

otter

Otters have the ability to swim underwater

Jackal

Can maintain a speed of 16 km / h!

jerboa

Tiny rodents that hop like kangaroos!

jungle chicken

The term "pecking order" comes from the hierarchy of jungle chickens between the sexes

powerful

Donkeys are native to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and are the largest of the wild donkeys!

Cobra

They are the longest venomous snakes in the world.

Quail King

Females look similar to males but are not blue

kingfisher

Inhabit wetlands and woodlands around the world!

Krait

A painless bite can result in death.

kudzu worm

Pueraria worms don't bite humans, but they secrete a substance that can irritate people's skin. This irritation is often mistaken for a bite.

ladybug

There are more than 5,000 species in the world!

leech

There are 10 pairs of eyes!

Leopard

Spent most of the time in the trees!

leopard gecko

The first domesticated lizard ever! Due to selective breeding, there are now over 100 unique color morphs.

Liger

Offspring of lion and tiger parents!

lion

Live in small groups called prides!

lizard

There are approximately 5,000 different species!

locust

Each locust can eat its weight in vegetation every day.

Loris

Like all slow lorises, the loris has a cute, wide-eyed appearance, but it also has venomous spines that can rot human flesh.

water dragon

Water dragon was one of the few terrestrial species that survived the Permian mass extinction

Macaque

Female macaques pass on their social status to their daughters

magpie

They are found throughout Europe, Asia and Africa!

Mandarin rat snake

"This tame snake is a popular long-lived pet – although difficult to care for – and can live up to 21 years!"

Major

After regurgitating the cud, Mahor exudes a foamy substance that locals use to extract snake venom.

ephemera

There are 2,500 known species worldwide!

whitefly

They have a symbiotic relationship with ants.

Merganser

they line their nests with feathers

mole

Feeds mainly on earthworms!

mole cricket

Adult mole crickets can fly up to 5 miles during mating season and are active most of the year.

mongoose

Sizes range from 1 to 3 feet!

bastard

Characteristic of two or more breeds!

monkey

There are approximately 260 known species!

monolithic cobra

The one-eyed cobra has the highest mortality rate of all snake species in Thailand.

hen

Feed on aquatic insects and water spiders!

mosquito

Only female mosquitoes actually drink blood

moth

There are 250,000 different species!

mouse

Found on every continent on Earth!

mule

Offspring of horse and donkey parents!

muntjac

Muntjac is the smallest deer species in the world

musk deer

Musk deer glands fetch up to $45,000 on the black market.

starling bird

Many people think that starlings are better at imitating humans than parrots!

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Neanderthal

Roamed Asia and Europe for about 100,000 years!

newt

Ability to regenerate lost or damaged limbs!

Neil Guy

The Nilgai were hunted for their meat as early as 8,000 years ago.

Trebuchet

The Onager's coat changes color with the seasons.

Celestial Weaver

Females are about four times the size of males

osprey

They reuse nesting sites for 70 years!

otter

There are 13 different species in the world

owl

The owl's head can rotate about 270 degrees

pangolin

poor eyesight but good sense of smell

Parrot

The monk parakeet is the only true nesting parakeet. They are also the only parakeets that nest in large colonies.

Parrot

The life span can reach 100 years!

Peacock

Most common in mainland India!

pheasant

Females lay 8 to 12 eggs per clutch!

Jacana

The jacana is the only species in its family that can migrate over long distances.

pig

Thought to have been domesticated as early as 9000 BC!

Pigeon

They can find their way back to their lair from as far as 1,300 miles away.

pika

Found in mountains and rocky areas

pipe snake

Some of these snakes flatten their necks and raise their heads when threatened, mimicking a cobra.

Viper

Rattlesnakes retract their fangs into their mouths when they are not needed.

porcupine

There are 30 different species worldwide!

quail

Inhabit woodlands and forest areas around the world!

rabbit

There are over 300 different species!

mouse

Omnivore that eats everything!

rat snake

Rat snakes are pythons in the python family.

bald eagle

Not just scavengers, these birds are also opportunistic hunters

Alligator

Alligators have a narrow snout that looks like a beak.

rhesus monkey

In terms of geographic diversity, the rhesus macaque is the most widely distributed primate

robin

There are over 45 species in Australia alone!

Rodents

Capybaras are the largest rodents in the world and love to be in and around water. Because of this, the Catholic Church in South America recognizes it as a fish, allowing it to be eaten during Lent and First Friday.

Rooster

Will mate with the whole flock!

Russell's Viper

Russel's viper attack is so powerful that it can lift its entire body off the ground.

Ferret

Ferrets were used to control rat populations during the Revolutionary War.

salamander

There are over 700 different species!

Sambar

Male sambars compete for mates by bumping their antlers

sand crab

Sand crab uses its tail to burrow under the sand

Sarus Crane

When danger lurks, parents use low meows to tell their chicks to stay still and lie still.

scorpion

There are approximately 2,000 known species!

sea eagle

Sea eagles tend to mate with one mate for life

seahorse

Males can have up to 1000 offspring!

sheep

There are around 35 million of them in the English countryside!

short eared owl

The short-eared owl is one of the most widely distributed owl species in the world, with a distribution on five continents.

shrew

The shrew Scutisorex somereni has a spine so strong it can support the weight of an adult.

shrimp

There are 2,000 different species worldwide!

Siva beast

Sivatherium is a large giraffe and one of the largest ruminants that ever lived.

skink lizard

Some skinks lay eggs in certain habitats while laying baby skinks in other habitats.

slow worm

Found everywhere in English gardens!

slug

They glide on one foot, thanks to the mucus they produce

snails

There are almost 1000 different species!

snake

There are approximately 4,000 known species worldwide

snow leopard

Unlike other big cats, snow leopards do not roar.

sparrow

There are 140 different species!

spider wasp

They prey on spiders to feed their larvae, or parasitize other spider wasps.

spotted lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly is often mistaken for a moth, but it's actually a species of planthopper

squirrel

Small Rodents Found in Woodlands Around the World!

stoat

The average adult weighs about 200 grams!

stork

They cannot sing like other birds.

striped hyena

Hyenas usually mark their territory with the secretion of scent glands in the anal sac.

sun bear

The smallest bear species in the world!

swan

The population is affected by pollution!

Takin

Antelopes can jump about 6 feet in the air

tarantula hawk

Tarantula hawks are excellent pollinators, especially milkweed.

termite

Their mounds can be as high as 9 meters!

Theropods

Some theropods had feathers and may have been the ancestors of modern birds.

thrush

The American robin is called the robin because its red breast reminded European settlers of the robin of its homeland.

check the box

They injected their hosts with a chemical that made them less painful to be bitten

tiger

The largest cat in the world!

tiger beetle

Adult tiger beetle is one of the world's fastest land insects

turtle

Can live to more than 150 years old!

tree frog

Discover in warm jungles and forests!

Tree Viper (Bamboo Viper)

Rattlesnakes can accurately attack moving objects that are 0.5 degrees Fahrenheit below the background temperature.

sea turtle

Certain species of aquatic turtles can get up to 70% of their oxygen through their butts.

urea

Urials are the ancestors of the modern domesticated sheep.

vine snake

The slender body and elongated snout give the vine snake a regal look.

Acetotron

Vinegar can be sprayed 19 times before the gland is depleted

poisonous snake

The venomous snake is one of the most widespread snake species with the most habitats

vulture

There are 30 different species worldwide!

warbler

Songbirds are named for the trill of their songs.

wasp

There are approximately 75,000 recognized species!

weasel

The smallest carnivorous mammal in the world!

White Tiger

Never seen anything in the wild in 50 years!

wild boar

The male has a top tusk to sharpen the bottom one!

Wolf

Thoughts date back 300,000 years!

torticollis

They play dead by paralyzing their bodies and closing their eyes.

Zebu

There are about 75 different species!

List of Animals of India

about the author


Abby Parks is the author of novels, plays, short stories, poems and lyrics. She has recorded two albums of her original songs and is a multi-instrumentalist. She manages a folk music website and writes about singer-songwriters, folk bands, and other music-related articles. She is also a radio DJ for folk music shows. As well as being a pet parent to rabbits, birds, dogs and cats, Abby enjoys hunting for animals in the wild and has witnessed some of the more exotic ones such as Puffins in the Farne Islands, Puffins in Chiloe Southern Pudu (Chile), penguins in the wild, and countless wildlife of the Rocky Mountains (bighorn sheep, goats, moose, elk, marmots, beavers).

India Frequently Asked Questions (Frequently Asked Questions)

What animals are there in India?

India is especially rich in deer and other ungulates, big cats, snakes, bats, monkeys, rodents, birds, insects and freshwater fish.

What are the major animals in India?

The most famous animals are probably tigers, elephants, rhinos, lions, peacocks, snow leopards and monkeys.

How many animals are there in India?

India is home to about 2,500 species of fish, 200 species of amphibians, 400 species of reptiles, 400 species of mammals and about 1,250 species of birds.

Which animal is banned in India?

India does prohibit people from owning or importing certain animals, including certain species of monkeys, parakeets, parrots, turtles, penguins, otters, manatees and cetaceans.