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What big game do they have in India?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Normad, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Normad

    Normad New Member

    I love safaris and so far I've only ever gone on safari in Africa. I've seen most of the big game that Africa has to offer. I'm just wondering if India has them too, or do they just have the elephants because that is what I've seen mostly.

  2. Another thread talked about safaris and how you may or may not actually see many animals while on one.

    India is, however, home to many fascinating wild creatures that I would consider myself very lucky to see.

    Here are just a few of them:

    1. Tigers
    The Bengal tiger is actually India's national animal. India hosts the largest number of tigers in the world.

    2. Rhinoceroses
    These are mostly found in the North-East of India. You may not necessarily see them in the wild, but you can see them at a sanctuary. The largest number rhinos in India can be found at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

    3. Indian elephants.
    Indian or Asiatic elephants are loved and revered in India. While numbers are declining, there is still a possibility you may see some.

    4. Black Panthers
    These are in decline, and you are unlikely to see them except in a zoo or sanctuary. They still live in the wild in the jungles of Assam and Nepal.

    5. Snow leopards
    These are a smaller of India's wild cats, and are estimated at only a few hundred left. Should you wish to see one, you may be able to by visiting The Hemis National Park in Ladakh.

    6. The Indian Lion
    The Asiaatic lion is similar to the African lion in looks, but is a bit smaller. There are only around 400 left in existence, all of which may be found at
    The Gir National park in Gujara.

    7. Water buffalo
    Water buffalo are native to India's grasslands, but are in delcine and can mainly be found at a few different national parks, including Namdapha National Park and Indravati National Park.

    8. Indian bison.
    This is the largest species of wild cattle in the world. They are endangered, and can only be found at various wildlife sanctuaries.

    There are many more. These are just a few of the many fascinating animals. Maybe someone else who has been can add to the catalog.