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.
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.