Brief Facts on Nature & Wildlife in India
India is blessed when it comes to Nature and Wildlife, and a combination of a tropical temperate climate free from extremes, diverse vegetation zones and altitude levels have made India richly bio-diverse. Here are some fast facts on Nature & Wildlife in India:
Fact # 1 India has 89 National Parks, 130 Bio Reserves and 450 wildlife Sanctuaries
Fact # 2 Some of the famous national parks are Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Kaziranga, Corbet & Panna.
Fact # 3 Some of the wild animals found in India include the Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Lion, Asian Elephant, Rhinocerous, Leopard, Asian Black Bear, Lion tailed Macaque, Golden Jackal, Wild Dog, Hyena among numerous others.
Fact # 4 India has 1180 Bird Species, among the top 10 highest in the World.
Fact # 5 Most major eco systems of the world can be found in India such as Forests, Deserts, Wetlands, Marshes, Grasslands and Coastal eco systems. India is also one of the most forested countries in the world, with over 20 % forest cover.
Fact # 6 There are several distinct types of vegetation cover in India. These include: Tropical Evergreen Rainforests, Decidious Forests, Dry Decidious Forest & Scrub, Desert or Semi Desert Vegetation, Mangrove Forests & Mountain Forests.