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Fauna in Jaldapara National Park

Jaldapara National Park is situated at the foothills of the western Himalayas in West Bengal, India, and is home to numerous species of flora and fauna. This park covers an area of approximately 216 square kilometres, this purest form of nature is well known for its rich wildlife and wonderful landscapes.

But today we are going to talk about the wonderful fauna present in the mesmerizing national park. The presence of these beautiful and rare animals makes it unique and one of the most visited places in India. The Fauna of this national park consists of numerous species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and fishes as well.

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Mammals at Jaldapara National Park:

One of the most remarkable and popular inhabitants of Jaldapara National Park is an Indian one-horned rhinoceros. This magical creature with its shield-like skin and unique horn, walks independently inside the park’s boundaries. Jaldapara is home to a huge population of one-horned rhinos, which come under an endangered species. Their presence in this national park is living proof of the success of conservation efforts.

Although the most celebrated mammal in this beautiful park is a one-horned rhino that does not mean that this park is not just about these one-horned rhinos, but along with these you can witness Asiatic elephants, they are generally witnessed roaming in herds. Witnessing these giant but beautiful animals is a sight that you want to hold forever because the way they are so peacefully and calmly covering the grassland of this park is so incredible.

The other species of mammal that you are going to witness in this wonderful park are Indian bison. Indian bison are popularly known as gaurs. They roam in the national park so proudly that they leave that awe-inspiring experience. One of the interesting facts is that Indian bison are the largest bovine in India. Their size and strong appearance are what attract tourists to them.

Let’s talk about some elegant and beautiful creature that also holds a special place in this home. This national park is also home to a wide range of deer species such as the very attractive sambar deer, barking deer and also hog deer. You will mostly spot them eating or resting in the national park’s grasslands. And trust me, when I say this the presence of these deer species beautifies this place even more. So if you are planning a visit here for the fauna of the park then you are definitely going to witness these deer species.

The park is incomplete without talking about the predators of the national park. The most popular and exclusive predators that are also the residents of this park are leopards and Bengal tigers. They are known to be exclusive because witnessing them is a little rare and the reason behind this is that they tend to be in their hideout places. Other mammals that you are going to witness in this park are wild boars, Indian foxes, Jungle cats and mongooses,The mammals of the national parks hold a very important place when it comes to the ecosystem of the park and also the balance of the habitat. So if you are here in this national park you are going to witness many endangered mammals in this beautiful national park. The mammals of the national parks hold a very important place when it comes to the ecosystem of the park and also the balance of the habitat. So if you are here in this national park you are going to witness many endangered mammals in this beautiful national park.

Birds at Jaldapara National Park

Birds are a huge part of the fauna in the national park. With the presence of different species of birds makes this place one of the best national parks in India. It is also known to be a paradise for people who love nature and birds. This park holds a huge population of birds, according to the data that has been recorded there are over 240 species of birds in the park. The park is home to many species that come into the category of endangered species such as the Bengal florican and great hornbill. The reason behind the presence of a huge variety of birds is the varied habitat which includes riverbanks, grasslands, and forests, provides an ideal environment for a wide range of bird species.

Reptiles at Jaldapara National Park

The region of Jaldapara National Park is also well known for the presence of several reptilian species. These include Pythons, monitor lizards, kraits, cobras, geckos and 8 species of turtles. The presence of a wide variety of reptiles makes this place worth visiting. And it also proves that it has diverse fauna. This is another reason behind the growth of tourism in Jaldapara National Park.