Periyar National Park located in Kerala, India. The main attraction of the park is the Indian the elephants and the tigers.

Fauna in Periyar National Park

Periyar National Park is home to a diverse range of fauna which includes many species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Some of the fauna found in Periyar National Park are listed below:

Indian elephants: Periyar is known for its large population of Indian elephants, which roam freely in the park's forests and grasslands.

  • Tigers: The National Park is also home to Royal Big Cats, which are one of the most endangered species in the world.
  • Indian Bison: Indian bison, also known as Gaur are the largest wild cattle species in the world and can be found in Periyar National Park.
  • Nilgiri Langurs: Nilgiri langurs, also known as black-faced langurs, are a type of monkey that is found in the park.
  • Lion-tailed macaques: Lion-tailed macaques, another species of monkey, are also found in the park and are endemic to the Western Ghats.
  • Sambar deer: Sambar deer, which are the largest deer species in India, can be found in the park.
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  • Wild Boars: Wild boars, which are a common sight in many parts of India, can be found in Periyar National Park.
  • Indian giant squirrels: Indian giant squirrels are a type of tree squirrel that is found in the park's forests.
  • King cobras: King cobras, one of the world's largest venomous snakes, can be found in the park.
  • Malabar hornbills: Malabar hornbills, which are known for their large bills and colorful feathers, are a type of bird that is found in the park.

These are just a few examples of the many species of fauna that can be found in Periyar National Park. The park's rich biodiversity makes it a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers from all over the world.

The National Park has a neatly sound population of elephants counting between 900 and 1000. Other important inhabitants are the Sambar, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Gaur, Indian Wild Dogs, Leopards, Foxes and Mongoose. The primates include lion-tailed macaque, bonnet macaque, Nilgiri Langur and Langur.

As per the 2010 estimate, there are near about 53 tigers in this reserve. Please note that the Tiger population is not confined to the sanctuary. Instead, it lies contiguous with the bordering forests which fall in Kerala and the nearby state of Tamil Nadu.