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Wildlife in the Himalayan Region is quite varied. For all the wildlife lovers coming to India, a trip to Himalayas is a must.

Wildlife in the Himalayas

Himalayas are the longest as well as the highest mountain ranges of the world. One third of all mountain animals, including some of the most endangered species, have been found to inhabit the Himalayan ranges. Himalayan region of India serves as the natural habitat to a wide variety of wildlife. The sheer diversity of the Himalayan topography makes it one of the best places to spot some of the rarest wild animals and birds.

In the Terai region, the flora of the Himalayas comprises of Sal, Teak and Shisham/rosewood forests. As the altitudes increases, the terrain changes to include Chir (Pine), Oak, Deodar, Fir, Rhododendron, Birch and Juniper trees. One can also find some of the rarest flowers in the Himalayan region. As you explore the varied wildlife of the Himalayas you will get to know many interesting and amazing facts on the wildlife in the great Himalayas.

Wildlife in the Himalayas Wildlife in the Himalayas comprises of Tigers, Elephants, Deer, Wild Boar, etc. One can even find Tibetan Sheep, Mountain Goats, Crocodiles and Pythons occupying this region. As you move to higher altitudes, you may come across even the rare species, like Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Musk Deer, Tibetan Blue Bear, etc.

Bird Species
The bird species mainly found in the Himalayan Region comprises of those with colorful plumage, like the Monal Pheasant.

National Parks
The most famous national parks of the Himalayan region are:

Jim Corbett National Park
The wildlife attractions of the Jim Corbett National Park include Elephants, Deer, Leopards, Jungle Cat, Fishing Cat, Wild Dog, Himalayan Palm Civet, Indian Gray Mongoose, Common Otter, Black-naped Hare, Porcupine, Langur Rhesus Monkeys, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Gharials, Mugger Crocodiles, etc. The national park also has approximately 580 species of birds, like Parakeets, Flycatchers, Babblers, Cuckoos, Robins, etc.

Great Himalayan National Park
The wildlife attractions of the Great Himalayan National Park include Musk Deer, Ghoral, Thar, Bharal, Serow, Brown Bear, Leopard and Snow Leopard. One can also hope to see birds, including Monal, Khalij, Cheer and Tragopan Pheasants.

Namdapha National Park
The wildlife attractions of the Namdapha National Park include Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Assamese Macaque, Pig-tailed Macaque, Stump-tailed Macaque, Hoolock Gibbons, Elephants, Black Bear, Indian Bison, Deer and a variety of arboreal animals. Birds like Great Indian Hornbills, Jungle Fowls and Pheasants can also be seen here.

The Royal Chitwan Park
The wildlife attractions of The Royal Chitwan Park include One-horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, Deer, Spotted Chital, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Wild Dog, Small Wild Cats, Gaur, Gharial, etc.

Royal Bardia National Park
The wildlife attractions of Royal Bardia National Park include Chital, Sambhar, Swamp Deer, Barasingha, Barking Deer, Gaur, Wild Boar, Nilgai, Himalayan Tahr, Serow, Goral, Rhesus Macaque, Jackal, Yellow-throated Marten, Indian Otter, Marsh Mugger Crocodile, Gharial, etc. Apart from that, the national park is home to over 300 resident and migratory bird species.