This park is spread over an area of 820 sq. Km, which is spread over Haridwar, Dehradun and Pauri districts of Uttarakhand. The holy river Ganga has made this park rich and varied. It gives nature lovers enough chances to experience the panoramic landscape and wildlife. Below is the list of animals in Rajaji National Park.
Rajaji National Park Animals/fauna
Rajaji National park is famous for the Asian elephant. More than 50 species of Mammals are found in Rajaji Park. Some of them are Tiger, Leopard, Sloth bear, Civet, Jackel, Hyena, wild boar, Asian elephant, antelopes like nilgai and goral. All live in their natural habitat here and some of them are endangered animal.
The Tiger, Asian Elephant, and Nilgai are highly endangered animals of this park. As per the park officials, there are more than 300 Asian elephants in this park. There are 3 species of deer found in this park- Spotted Deer (Cheetal) Barking Deer (Kakar), Sambhar.
Birds in Rajaji Park
As per the park officials during their last census more than 350 birds species found in Rajaji Park which make this park a perfect destination for bird watching. These 350+ birds belong from 50+ birds family. Of the total species, 89 are migrants, 145 are native, 53 are sub-migrants, 8 are regional migrants and 18 are unknown. Winter is the best season to see the migratory birds in this park.
The usual list of Birds of Rajaji National Park includes Pea Fowl, Jungle Fowl, Hornbill, Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Parakeets, Warbler, Barbett, Finch, Indian Roller, etc. Many other unique birds like Paradise Flycatcher, Oriole, Scarlet Minivet, Sunbird, Kirmijie Sunbird, Leafbird, Plum-Head, and Rose-Ringed Parakeet, Oriental Magpie Robin, Panna Dove, Green Pigeon, Spot-Bill Duck, Asian Open-Bill, Upper Neck storks, four species of kingfisher and various species of duck are spotted in this park.
Reptiles in Rajaji Park
The Reptiles list of Rajaji National Park includes Pythons, King Cobra, Common Krait, Indian Cobra and the Monitor Lizard, Tortoise, Calotes, Rat Snake.
Ganga and Song rivers are flowing through the park which is home to a wide variety of fish, like Goonch, Trout, Kalabasa, Mahseer, and Chilwa