India is home to many wild species of animals and birds. The country has around 25% of dense forests and offers one of the best safari experiences with a plethora of wildlife. Here are the Top 10 famous wild animals of India.
1 Royal Bengal Tiger
Royal Bengal tiger is the biggest species of tiger after the Siberian tiger and also the national animal of India. Unlike other big cats, tigers love water so can often be found around waterholes and rivers. These big cats have powerful paws and jaws which help them catch their pery over twice their size. It has been classified as endangered since 2012 by the IUCN.
2 Indian Elephant
Indian Elephant is a subspecies of the Asian elephant and it holds the most prestigious place in the culture of India. Indian elephants are 6.4 meters long and can be 2 to 3 and a half meters high. They have dark grey to brown skin, with pink patches on their ears, forehead, base of their trunks and chest. The elephant manages to survive in large scrub forests due to the abundant supply of food and lots of shady areas. Corbett National Park is arguably the best park to see elephants in the wild. This elephant has been considered endangered since 1986. Most of them are hunted for their tusks or removed from their natural habitats.