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Wildlife in Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Wildlife in Sanjay Gandhi National Park consists of several species of rare animals that find a shelter in this forest; they are safe from the fatal effect of encroachment. The wild animals required special kind of attention from the Government because of the decrease in their number. It was found that some of the rare and exquisite variety of animals like the Royal Bengal Tigers was on the verge of extinction.

They needed to be saved from total annihilation. So, the Government shouldered the responsibility to save these endangered species. National Parks have been constructed in order to create and ecological balance and preserve the natural assets. Sanjay Gandhi National Park is one of them.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park was named after Sanjay Gandhi, son of the Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the year 1969. It was previously a trading connector of the two most important trading spots of the Greeks and the Mesopotamians. Wildlife in Sanjay Gandhi National Park consists of unique varieties of Flora and Fauna. They are generally endangered species and so are under the protection act of the Government.

Wildlife in Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Park includes the following:

  • Rhesus Macaque
  • Bounet Macaque
  • Spotted Deer
  • Bounet Macaque
  • Hanuman Langur
  • Indian Flying Fox Black Naped Hare
  • Barking Deer
  • Porcupine
  • Palm Civet
  • Mouse Deer

There are approximately 800 varieties of flowering plants, 5,000 species of insects and almost 284 kinds of birds in Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The world's largest moth seems to reside in the same forest. The major trees and plants include the following:

  • Kadamba
  • Teak
  • Karanj
  • Shisam
  • Indian Flying Fox Black Naped Hare
  • Barking Deer
  • Porcupine
  • Palm Civet
  • Mouse