Indian wildlife heritage, not only much
talked about cultural heritage, has a unique status worldwide. Having the
second richest bio diversity in the world, around 441 Wildlife Sanctuaries
and 80 National Parks have become a favorite destinations for wildlife
enthusiasts throughout the world. Real life encounters of man-eaters of
Kumaon and other wildlife encountered by Jim Corbett fascinate us all.
Even a glimpse of numerous other mysteries and delights of Indian wildlife
may keep you spell bound.
These amazing conservatories of rarefied exotic wildlife is that they home
to the largest number of tigers and one-horned rhinoceros in the world,
besides the nearly extinct Asiatic Lion, and a very large percentage of
total elephant population. It's really amazing to note that India's wildlife
sanctuaries cover approximately 90,000 sq km homing more than 500 species of
mammals, 2000 species of birds, 500 species of reptiles and amphibians and
around 30000 species of insects!