Tuesday, March 6, 2007

]Indian Wildlife Tours

The Indian wildlife is noticed because of its vast species and is one of the worlds richest an varied Wildlife. More than 4% of the total Indian land is covered with the forest range and the wildlife. The country is one of the 12 mega diversity areas in the world, in terms of animal. The no. of tiger alone in India ranges from 3600- 4000. This is largely found in sub-alpine Himalayas to down south and across east- west. There are a huge number if Indian wildlife species in different parts of the Indian region and forests. Some are abundant in number and some are in the danger of extinction. It is sad to notice that the tigers are in fear of extinction. In this The Project Tiger came into being to protect Tigers from extinction. Now there are 28 tiger reserves in India. The big mammals. like the elephant, sambar, swamp deer, cheetel, hog deer, barking deer, wild boar,tiger, panther, wild dog, black and sloth bear are found in the foothills of Himalayas. The three species of wild sheep found here are nayan, bharal and oriel. Graze on the grasses of the western Himalayas Among mammals of the Zone is snow-leopard, the most beautiful animal hunted for its attractive skin. Wolf, fox, black and brown bear, palas, cats are other predators. A large number of pheasants, snow partridges, snow cocks, and golden eagle are the birds of this sub-region. In the eastern Himalayas and sub zone bed pandas, badgers, porcupines, ferrests etc. are found.

The beautifully snow clad ranges of Himalayas offers the tourists a feast for the eyes that they are ecstatic and leaves them gaping for more. When this scenic view has a wide range of animals to it, there is nothing more a tourist can ask for. Common fauna, which are seen mostly in the different parts of the Himalayas, are snow leopard, blue sheep, musk deer, tigers, elephants, wild boar, and crocodiles. In extreme cold conditions the animals migrate to lower regions of Himalayas for food and shelter.

Those animals which get adjusted to theextremities of the cold decide to stay in the freezing temperature. Yaks can be found in the cold desert and are abundant in number.

In regions of Ladakh animals like Nyan, the wild and the most largest sheep and urial are found.In the Terai region variety of wildlife can be seen like elephants, tiger, deer python and wild boar, etc.

Whereas in the higher altitudes animals like musk deer, blue sheep and snow leopard can be seen. Different kinds of birds like the Monal Pheasant are also seen in areas of eastern, central, and the western region of the Himalayas.

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