Explore wildlife in Ranthambore National Park
A brief about Ranthambore
Ranthambore is one of the largest and best Tiger reserve in India and popular for wildlife expedition. Ranthambore National Park is sprawling around 392 square km with charming merge of the history and nature. The Park is located at heart of the Rajasthan, district Sawai Madhopur ,Rajasthan in India. It is approx 14 km from sawai Madhopur railway station and around 170 km away from Jaipur airport. This National Park is surrounded by well-known mountain range that is Aravlli hills and Vindhya highland. The 10th century fort leis in Ranthambhore also, which is prime tourist attraction and located inside the Ranthambhore National Park.
Ranthambhore was known as the private hunting palace of Maharaja's Jaipur state. Indian government establishes as Sanctuary In 1955 and later on declared it Project Tiger in 1973. When it become renowned wildlife tourist destination then government of India decided to make as National park in 1980 and in the year of 1991 area of the Ranthambhore forest reserve was enlarged to include Sawai Mansingh and Keladevi wildlife sanctuary thus total area was 1334 sq km. In 2006, Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve (RTR) was around 1394 and later on forest department have enlarged it around 1410.64 sq km including buffer and core forest area.
Animals in Ranthambore :
Ranthambore National Park is superb shelter of wildlife creatures like The herbivorous population includes- Sambar deer (a dark brown woodland deer with branched antlers), spotted deer (a hoofed grazing or browsing mammal, with ramify bony antlers that are shed once a year and naturally borne only by the male), Monkeys or langurs (a long-tailed arboreal Asian monkey with a characteristic loud call.) ,chinkara (Indian gazelle), blue bull or Antelope (nilgai).
Omnivores animals are Wild boars (a tusked Eurasian wild pig from which domestic pigs are descended.), sloth bear (a shaggy-coated nocturnal Indian bear that uses its long curved claws for hanging upside down like a sloth and for opening termite mounds to feed on the insects)
Carnivore's animals in the park include Leopard (A large, solitary cat that has a yellowish-brown or brown coat with black spots and usually hunts at night), Striped Hyenas (a hyena with numerous black stripes on the body and legs), Jackal (a slender, long-legged wild dog that feeds on rotten, and often chase and hunt with supporter), caracals (a long-legged lynx like cat with black tufted ears and a uniform brown coat), jungle cat(a small wildcat that has a yellowish or grayish coat with dark markings on the legs and tail), Small Indian Civet(a slender nocturnal carnivorous mammal with a barred and spotted coat and well-developed anal scent glands) , Mongoose (a small carnivorous mammal with a long body and tail and a grizzled or banded coat) and major attraction of the park is Tiger (a very large solitary cat with a yellow-brown coat striped with black)
Others animals are – Indian Porcupine (a large rodent with defensive spines or quills on the body and tail.) Indian Hare (a fast-running, long-eared mammal that resembles a big rabbit, having long rear legs and taking place usually in grassland or open forest), Indian Flying Fox (a large fruit bat with a fox like face), Among the reptiles, Marsh crocodiles can be spot basking in the sun in the winter season near the water bodies. (a large predatory semi aquatic reptile with long tails, long jaws, horny textured skin and short legs, using dip and deceit to approach prey unseen.) Monitor lizard (a reptile that typically has a long body and tail, movable eyelids, a rough, scaly, or spiny skin and four legs ) Indian Rock Python, Saw-scaled Viper, Indian Rat Snake, Indian Bull Frog and Common Indian Toad can be seen in the forest. Ranthambore is also home of more than 300 species of birds.
Ranthambore Tiger Safari Park has few areas of water bodies throughout the year and often all activates of wildlife happen near the water bodies. These water bodies hold a category of aquatic animals and vegetation including crocodile, fish, turtle, water birds, crabs, frog and other aquatic creatures. In summer season when water is reduced and forest is dries up, there is no such a green forest except shrubs on wetlands and newly germinated green grass available in the park for animals. These types of water bodies attracts many herbivores and big cat and other predators follow them, thus these water bodies become a center of wildlife activates in summer season.