Cradle Of Life
Cradle Of Life
Rajaji National Park is predominantly formed from dense green jungles, and this environment forms a habitat for a number of animals. The Park is at the north western limit of distribution for both elephants and tigers in India, and has the largest population of elephants in Uttarakhand.
Other wild animal species found in the Park include: - AsianElephant, Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyena, Goral, Indian Hare, sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, King Cobra, Jackal, Barking Deer, Sambhar, Wild boar, Rhesus macaque, Indian langur, Indian Porcupine, Monitor lizard, Python
Over 315 species of birds are found in the Park, whereas the wider region has over 500 species of birds, including both residents and migrants he most prominent avian species include pea fowl, woodpeckers, pheasants, kingfishers and barbets,supplemented by a number of migratory species during the winter months. The Park is also home to the Great Pied Hornbill, Himalayan Pied Kingfisher and the fire tailed sunbird. This area is the first staging ground after the migratory birds cross over the Himalayas into the Indian subcontinent.
More than 500 Elephants, 12 Tigers, 250 Panthers and good prey base including Spotted Deer, Sambhar, Wild Boar, Barking deer, Goral Two kinds of Bears Himalayan Black and Sloth, and over 400 bird species makes Rajaji National Park a perfect wild life and bird watching destination.