Flourishing Wildlife at Corbett

Established in 1936 by Jim Corbett, Corbett National Park stands privileged of being India’s first national park. Nurtured and developed by Late Jim Corbett, the national park is presently considered amongst the finest of its kind and provides shelter to a plethora of rare species. Furthermore, Jim Corbett Park became the first national park to contribute in the famous tiger preservation program commenced by Government of India in 1973. Popularly named as Project Tiger, the program was launched in order to preserve the royal Bengal tigers who were at the brink of extinction in India. The Corbett National Park boasts of its 520.8 sq. kilometers sprawling territory and takes pride in its beautiful location that features a picturesque landscape covering verdant forest and a chain of eye catchy ridges which run parallel to the valley.


The verdant property nestles about 580 species of birds, 50 mammal species, 25 reptile species, 7 amphibian species, 7 fish species and around 110 tree species. With such a varied wildlife, Jim Corbett National Park is synonymous to paradise for nature and animal lovers, crazy photographers, avid bird watchers, writers, painters and who not. Even leisure enthusiasts can have a time of their life with an adventurous safari through this wild forest or with an effortless stroll amidst the lush landscape.

Though a home to a large number of animals, one creature for which the park is most sought after is the Royal Bengal Tiger. Basking in its splendor, Royal Bengal tigers can be witnessed here exuding its very own ferocious yet gorgeous form. In spite of the ubiquity of this glorious creature in park, one can observe its prey living in complete harmony at the Jim Corbett. The congenial environment of this national park is stupendous featuring an impeccable balance in nature.

Some other creatures found explicitly and exclusively at Jim Corbett are crocodiles, leopards, hogs, boars, sloths, sambas, pangolins, langurs, elephants and gorals. In addition, the presence of animals like Himalayan black bears, yellow throated martens, black bucks, Indian grey mongoose and spotted deer brings a distinguished charisma to the national park. Not only this, Corbett offers shelter to a range of migratory birds such as parateeks, jungle fowls, peacocks and eagles making the place lively and energetic in all seasons.

For convenience, one can separate the wildlife at Jim Corbett in three categories.

The Mammals

Some amazing mammals residing here are the predators, monkeys, elephants, deer and antelopes and wild pig. Besides royal Bengal tiger, the many other which dwell here are Macaques, leopards, Rhesus, jungle cat, fishing cat, the Dhole or wild dog, leopard cat, red fox, black bear, jackals and sloth bear.
Many other small mammals must to mention include marten, Indian civet, otters, mongoose, palm squirrel, black-napped hare, Indian porcupine and hedgehog musk-rat. Moreover, the national park constitutes of eight types of bats and significant number of wild elephants.

The Birds

It is a home to around 600 species of birds, most prominent of them being, cormorants, the grey heron, darter, the cattle egret, black necked and white necked storks, graylag geese, tailor bird, parateeks and many more.

The Reptiles

A variety of reptiles reside in the park. Some of them which are hard not to mention are Gharihal, Muggar, Indian Phyton, king cobra, viper, cat snake, krait, wolf snake, lizards, common monitors, turtles and tortoises. 


This article is written by Prim Resorts, who has described the situation of Resorts in Corbett and Hotels in Corbett in this article. 
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