Although the powerful Bengal Tiger, the charismatic Asiatic Lion, the fierce rhino and the gentle Indian Elephant get most of the attention, there are many other seriously endangered species, poached and ignored, that are on the brink of disappearing for good. Due to their shy and secretive nature, and their largely nocturnal habits, observation of red pandas is difficult. Stay with us at AnimalWised an read on to know more about the endangered animals in India with detailed explanations and pictures. However, many, if not all, of the endangered animals in the list above are in trouble due to habitat loss. The greater one-horned or Indian rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis is found in Assam, India. Here you can learn more about. The females of Baers pochard and the duck are quite similar.
Today, the remaining individuals form several fragmented subpopulations. Later post mortem pathological testing of tissue samples from the dead gharials revealed high levels of heavy metals such as lead and cadmium , which together with stomach ulcers and protozoan parasites reported in most necropsies were thought to have caused their deaths. The relative importance of these factors is different in each region, and is not well understood. The beautiful four-horned antelope is the smallest bovid in Asia, with a slender frame and thin legs. The coat of males shows two-tone colouration: while the upper parts and outsides of the legs are dark brown to black, the underparts and the insides of the legs are all white.
Animals or other plants that depend on that plant may also become extinct because of its loss. Dugong Photo source: Large, plump marine vegetarians with short, paddle-like front flippers, the gentle Dugongs can be found grazing peacefully on sea grass in the warm coastal waters of the Indian Ocean. In the 1980s, the population was estimated at several million individuals. Poaching continues to be a problem in Southeast Asia, while the South Asian population is down to less than 350 adult birds, about 85% of which are found in India. It would be a tragedy if tigers disappeared from the wild altogether, but it could happen in our lifetimes. We people should not cause any harm to them for fulfilling our wish.
Endangered and Endemic species of wild animals found only in India are Asiatic Lion in Gir Forest National Park,Sangai deer at Keibul Lamjao National Park, Nilgiri Tahr and Lion Tailed Macaque at Western Ghats of India. One of the hardiest animals in the world, it can withstand scorching midday temperatures and survive prolonged droughts. In India, Asiatic lions can be spotted at Gujarat's Gir National Park. This beautiful Indian antelope is near threatened as it is targeted on account of its skin and meat. Little or no mention of the red panda is made in the culture and folklore of Nepal. Some populations migrate into Pakistan where hunting pressure is high.
In India, hunting of blackbuck is prohibited under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. As their name suggests, mountain gorillas live in mountains and on dormant volcanoes. Lion Tailed Macaque Photo source: With an impressive mane of silver grey hair, a shiny black body and a lion like tail with a tufted fur end, the striking Lion Tailed Macaque or the Wanderoo ranks among the rarest and most threatened species of primates. It contains a list of species of that are endangered but might become extinct in the near future if not protected. In a single day, an Indian elephant can easily clear 300 pounds of food.
The genus contains a total of six known species, only half of which are described. From the two kinds of Red Pandas in the world, only one variety is found in India. Conservation The rapid reduction of the population of India's bustards, their endangered status and the decline of grasslands led the Ministry of Environment and Forests to prepare species recovery programs in 2012 for three species of bustard; the great Indian bustard, the Bengal florican Houbaropsis bengalensis and the lesser florican Sypheotides indicus. Smaller in size than African elephants, Asian elephants are recognizable by their small ears and dark gray to brown coloring. By 2001, 182 individuals were in North American zoos alone. Tripura is on the valley have separate cattle. Take a game drive through the Corbett, Chitwan or Kanha National Park to catch a glimpse of these uniquely Asian forest dogs.
Its secretariat was located in Brussels and its first work program focused on saving species and habitats, increasing and applying knowledge, advancing education, promoting international agreements and promoting conservation. It is estimated that only 2500 Dholes are left in the wild. The body is black and the secondaries are silvery grey, the head is tinged in pink and bill is silvery with dark ceres. The semi-pond forest creates a very comfortable habitat for the lion and the population is increasingly increasing with about 400 lions. Anyone can help endangered animals by raising money for a relevant charity. The female as in most members of the family are typically considerably smaller.
They perch on trees nearby and are known to sometimes descend also after dark to feed, at kill sites, they are dominated by red-headed vultures Sarcogyps calvus. These plants can be found only in four places in India: Pavagah in Gujarat, Tarubanda in Melghat Tiger, and Salsette Island, as well as at Mount Abu in Rajasthan where it may now be extinct. Extinct — No known individuals remaining, extinct in the wild — Known only to survive in captivity, or as a naturalized population outside its historic range. Deforestation can inhibit the spread of red pandas and exacerbate the natural population subdivision by topography and ecology , leading to severe fragmentation of the remaining wild population. The chin and central portion of the underside are whitish in color, the legs are blackish with scale-like texture on the tarsus which measures 17. Fewer than 40 animals in four separate groups share resources with humans in Nepal's Langtang National Park , where only 6% of 1,710 km 2 660 sq mi is preferred red panda habitat.
This species is rarer than previously believed, indeed, it appears close to extinction 6. Since 1982, the Sukla Phanta and Bardia populations appear to have been stable, but the Chitwan population has declined. The lion-tailed macaque or wanderoo Macaca silenus is an Old World monkey that inhabits the same region as the Nilgiri tahr and langur, the Western Ghats. Send comment I have read and accept the Red Link to Media collects personal data for internal use only. The barasingha or swamp deer Rucervus duvaucelii has twelve tined, crown-like horns above its head and a thick brown coat that turns darker during the mating season.
On the ground it walks slowly, moving its neck slowly while looking from side to side, the usual call given when disturbed is a deep croak. Significance in human culture Ganges shark Introduction The Ganges shark Glyphis gangeticus is a critically endangered species of requiem shark found in the Ganges River Padma River and the Brahmaputra River of Bangladesh and India. It employs approximately 1000 full-time staff in more than 60 countries and its headquarters are in Gland, Switzerland. Orangutans spend much of their lives in the trees, where they forage for fruit and insects. A large bird with a horizontal body and long bare legs, giving it an ostrich like appearance, this bird is among the heaviest of the flying birds.