Popular Animal Species of India

The Wildlife of India is a mix of species of diverse origins. The region's rich and diverse wildlife is preserved in numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country. Since India is home to a number of rare and threatened animal species, wildlife management in the country is essential to preserve these species. According to one study, India along with 17 mega diverse countries is home to about 60-70% of the world's biodiversity.

Here is a list of Popular Animal Species of India.
Cat Family of India
  • The Tiger (Panthera tigris)
  • The Lion (Panthera leo)
  • The Leopard (Panthera pardus)
  • The Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)
  • The Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia)
  • The Marbled Cat (Felis marmorata)
  • The Leopard Cat (Felis bengalensis)
  • The Golden Cat (Felis temmincki)
  • The Jungle Cat (Felis chaus)
  • The Desert Cat (Felis libyca)
  • The Caracal (Felis caracal)
  • The Lynx (Felis lynx)
  • The Pallas cat (Felis manul)

 

Ape Family of India
  • Golden Langurs, Presbytis GeeiHoolock Gibbon (Hylobates hoolock)

 

Monkeys
  • The Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta)
  • The Bonnet Macaque ( Macaca radiata)
  • The Assamese Macaque (Macaca assamensis)
  • The LionTailed Macaque (Macaca silenus)

 

Langurs
  • The Common Langur or the Hanuman Monkey (Presbytis entellus)
  • The Capped Langur (Presbytis pileatus)
  • The Golden Langur (Presbytis geei)
  • The Nilgiri Langur (Presbytis johni)

 

Lemurs
  • The Slow Lorris (Nycticebus coucang)
  • The Slender Lorris (Loris tardigradus)

 

Monkeys
  • The Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta)
  • The Bonnet Macaque ( Macaca radiata)
  • The Assamese Macaque (Macaca assamensis)
  • The LionTailed Macaque (Macaca silenus)

 

The Dog Family of India
  • The Wolf (Canis lupus)
  • The Jackal (Canis aureus)
  • The Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
  • The Indian Fox (Vulpes bengalensis)
  • The Indian Wild Dog or the Dhole (Cuon alpinus)

 

Bear Family of India
  • The Himalayan Black Bear (Selenarctos thibetanus)
  • The Brown Bear (Ursus arctos)
  • The Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus)

 

The Asiatic Elephant of India
  • The Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus)

 

Ungulates of India
  • The Asiatic Wild Ass (Equus hemionus)
  • The Gaur (Bos gaurus)
  • The Yak (Bos grunniens)
  • The Wild Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)

 

The Rhinoceros
  • The Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis)
  • The Small One Horned Rhinoceros or the Javan rhinoceros

 

Antelopes & Gazelles
  • The Chinkara or Indian Gazelle (Gazella gazelle)
  • The Blackbuck or Indian Antelope (Antilope cervicapra)
  • The Chowsingha or the Four Horned Antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis)
  • The Blue Bull or the Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus)

 

Deers of India
  • The Swamp Deer or the Barasingha (Cervus duvauceli)
  • The Sambhar (Cervus unicolor)
  • The Chital or the Spotted Deer (Axis axis)
  • The Hog Deer (Axis porcinus)
  • The Muntjac or the Barking Deer (Muntiacus muntjak)
  • Hangul or the Kashmir Stag (Cervus elaphus hanglu)
  • The Thamin or Brow-Antlered Deer (Cervus eldi)

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