Leopard and Bear in Jim Corbett National Park

Other Mammals in Jim Corbett National Park

The Leopard (Panthera pardus) is other large cat found in Jim Corbett National Park. Compared to tiger, leopards are smaller in size, more graceful and have long agile body that has rosettes instead of stripes. Leopard also has ability to climb trees. Leopards are quite versatile, adaptable to variety of terrains as well as to broad range of prey that includes everything from insects and rodents up to large ungulates. Leopards mostly hunt during twilight hours and at night. They also ambush their prey by jumping down from trees.

The leopard’s call is termed as ‘SAW’. Sawing can be described as a short rasping vocalisation. When living near populated areas leopards will attack and kill livestock and domestic dogs. Sometimes, they also attack humans. In spite of leopards being highly adaptable, still face many problems in survival. This includes habitat destruction, poaching for their skins.

There are two species of primates found in Jim Corbett National Park. The Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta) is commonest monkey of Indian subcontinent. It lives in wide range of habitats from plains to Himalayas at elevations up to 3000 m and is quite adaptable to humans. Its body is earthy brown in colour and buttocks are reddish. The Rhesus are quite lively and vocal animal and lives in large troupes of up to two hundred individuals. Large dominant males (called alpha males) lead these groups. They are omnivorous and often eats roots, herbs, fruits, insects, crops, and small animals.

Jim Corbett can easily be reached for Wildlife safaris & photography Tours from Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Ahmedabad and other parts of the Country like Chandigarh, Gurugram, Chennai, Amaravati Telangana, Jaipur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar and Noida at affordable costs, gives you value to your money. Book this short yet exciting Photography package to Jim Corbett National Park to enjoy an adventurous journey through one of India’s most renowned national parks, and that too, at extremely affordable price. Call on  +91 9719251197 or write on corbettpark@gmail.com.irds of the Jim Corbett National Park can be divided into the following 6 categories.

Hanuman or Common Langur (Semnopithecus entellus) has an unmistakable appearance in jim corbett national park - has light body, dark face and very long tail. It is considered to be sacred in many parts of India and is found in many environments from desert edge to himalayan forests.

Langurs are vegetarian and carnivoros and feed mainly on leaves, buds, flowers, fruit, and seeds. Feeding activity is generally in early morning and late afternoon. Like monkeys, langurs too live in troupes led by dominant males. In the trees, they are remarkably agile and can make horizontal leaps of 3-5 m.

Himalayan Goral or Ghural (Nemorhaedus goral) is a goat-like animal found in Himalayas between 1,000 to 4,000 m. It lives in small groups on sparse mountainous slopes and cliff faces with crevices. It is remarkably sure footed and can move at high speeds even over near vertical terrain. Goral are active at dawn and dusk when they come to feed on grasses, leaves, twigs, nuts and fruit. Ghurals are mostly grey to brown in colour, goral has a lighter coloured ‘bib’ at base of neck and sports short, conical, backward-curving horns having irregular ridges. Goral are well camouflaged and thus are very difficult to spot, especially when they are still.

Wild boar (Sus scrofa) is ancestor of domesticated pig that lives in moist forests and scrub. It has long, curved canine teeth (called tusks) that are used for digging food and as weapons. Wild boar feed on roots, tubers, fruits, shrubs, bird eggs, insects, mice, snakes, frogs and carrion. They usually move in groups both at day and night.

The Asiatic Jackal (Canis aureus) is a member of dog family. It is found in open country, short grasslands and has also adapted to living near human settlements. Jackals comes out during night to forage for food. Jackals are omnivorous diet consists of deer fawns, rodents, hares, birds, eggs, reptiles and amphibians and various fruits especially ber and jamun. The jackals are also an opportunistic scavenger, readily raiding garbage bins.

Jim Corbett National Park is one of few places in India where three species of otters are found existing together. Otters are an important component in ecology of Jim Corbett National Park, especially Ramganga and its tributaries. Otters are indicators of healthy river ecosystem. These small carnivores are part of aquatic food chain and live mostly along riverbanks, spending lot of their time in water. They make dens among rocks and boulders along perennial streams and rivers.

The species of otters found in Jim Corbett National Park are Eurasian or Common otter (Lutra lutra monticola), Smooth-coated Otter (Lutra perspicillata) and Small-clawed Otter (Aonyx cinerea). Fish forms majority of Otters’ diet, except in case of Small-clawed otter, which primarily feeds on insects and other invertebrates.

Otters face threat of elimination of habitat due to construction of dams, intensive fishing, quarrying in rivers for stone and gravel and land use changes for agriculture or prawn cultivation. Poaching in hilly regions of India for Otter skins is also a threat.

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