Population of Wildlife animals in Jim Corbett National Park

Population of Wildlife animals in Jim Corbett National Park

Anjali Tiwari Oct 24, 2020 Articles

Jim Corbett National Park is India’s first and oldest national reserve, there is dense Population of Wildlife animals in Jim Corbett National Park which is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The wildlife of the national park is famous for its individualistic scenic beauty and is popular among wildlife and nature lovers. Corbett brings immediate attraction to the visitors because of varied and unique wildlife of the national park.

Population of Wildlife animals in Jim Corbett National Park

Wildlife in Jim Corbett is enriched with varied species that could be only spotted here at Corbett only. The varied wildlife population in the Corbett ranges from large mammals (jungle cat, bear, elephants, etc.) to smaller ones (fishes, birds, reptiles, insects, etc). However, the Jim Corbett National Park is popularly known for its exotic Royal Bengal Tigers, Elephants, Leopards, Bears, Jungle Cats, and Gharials.

The findings of wildlife specialists suggests that the fauna species found in Jim Corbett reserve includes around 50 mammal species, 580 bird species, 33 species of reptiles, seven species of fish, 36 species of dragonflies and many other exotic species of wild animals.

Dhikala is the most famous zone for its wildlife safari in Corbett and is home to various wildlife species such as Tigers, elephants, chitals, crocodiles, sea gull, Dover, cormorant, laughing thrush and woodpecker.

Population of Tigers in Corbett Tiger Reserve

In India, tigers are the most famous among all the wild animals. India is home to the largest population of wild tigers in world. Currently, Jim Corbett National Park has highest tiger numbers with 231 inside the reserve and 266 utilizing the reserve. Utilizing means tigers does not necessarily share the habitat on a permanent basis but move from one area to another through corridors which connect the forests where tigers reside. Environmentalists and wildlife experts are worried about the rising number of tigers at the Corbett Tiger Reserve. They fear that it may increase territorial fights, inter and intra species infighting and diversion of tigers to human establishments leading to man-animal conflict.

One of the well-known species of wildlife inhabiting in Corbett is the Royal Bengal Tiger. The Royal Bengal tigers are not easily spotted in the Corbett as the reserve is camouflaged with variety of shrubs in the park.

The tigers are an indicator of a healthy wilderness ecosystem. Tourists can easily spot an adult tigers as wandering around solitary and the tigresses could be spotted with their young cubs.

Jim Corbett really offers delightful opportunity for sightseeing of the tigers in their natural habitat.

Population of Elephants

A wild population of elephant is present throughout the Jim Corbett national park. The Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve houses about 1100 elephants.

These Asian elephants are part of migratory population that also lives in the Rajaji National Park in India. The large population of the elephants is mostly seen in Dhikala chaur, Phulai chaur, Jhirna and Bijrani zone of the Jim Corbett.

Visitors can easily spot the groups of elephants during summer seasons throughout the jungle area. There is elephant safaris facility available at different zones of Corbett Park that serves as its major attraction.

The elephant ride takes you through the dense forests, craggy tracks and deep valleys. Elephant safari offers lingering delight to the adventure lovers and is the best way to explore the wildlife of the park.

Population of Leopards

Corbett National Park has population of about 700 leopards. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Corbett is also popular for its wild population of leopards. Leopards as referred as Panthers in India are occasionally seen roaming in the sanctuary, though the larger population of leopards is mostly found in the hilly areas of the Corbett.

You can also spot a plenty of leopards in the low land jungles of the Corbett National Park. Some wild populations of nocturnal cats are found here and leopard cat as being one of them can be seen easily roaming around in the National park.

The Jim Corbett national Park is an excellent paradise for the wildlife photographers and offers them to capture those close moves of this powerful animal. Visitors surely can have an unforgettable experience of sightseeing of leopards in the Jim Corbett.

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