All Rights Reserved. King Cobra by Hari Prasad CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons But they can be found in several national parks in India. These deer are named for a musk sac, which is used for communicating with one another as well as attracting females. The Fan-Throated Dragon Lizard is named for the layer of skin beneath its chin, which resembles a fan. There are about 2500 of these tigers today, who can be found in different types of forests. These snakes are also endangered because they are dug out of the ground, where they tend to reside, by farmers. But they’re smaller than the African variety, weighing around 300-500 lbs. When they’re angry, these snakes move slowly: Their uneven scales rub against each other to produce a hissing noise, which becomes louder the angrier they get. The Indian Chameleon is similar to other chameleons in its physical characteristics. An especially noteworthy feature of elephants is their trunks, which have a finger-like attachment at the end that allows them to grip objects, drink water, and communicate. The fangs on these snakes are a unique feature: They are hollow and can grow back if they fall out. They are aptly known as the 3-toed Kingfisher for the presence of three toes on each foot. Click our printable Indian Animals List with Big Cats in India, Birds in India, Mammals in India, Indian Snakes, Indian Lizards and other Indian Wildlife. Buffalo breed all year round, but more so in the summer months. READ MORE: Kanha National Park Tiger Reserve. World's largest independently owned Ecotourism / Green Travel / Sustainable Travel / Animal & Wildlife Conservation site. The Clouded Leopard is the state animal of Meghalaya. Along with their treetop homes, Indian leopards are fond of swimming and sunning themselves. Dominant bulls have the best access to females for mating. Luckily, adult snakes do not move very fast unless provoked, so they are best left alone. This area became a sanctuary in 1997, and attracts thousands of turtles during the annual mating season, which lasts from October through May. This beautiful bird is found in open areas, particularly the Himalayas. READ MORE: Endangered Species Spotlight: Snow Leopard. A shame what that female squirrel put that poor guy squirrel through just to get some. © 2020 Galvanized Media. Myth: Ducks can’t fly. We've been spotlighted in major media outlets such as the BBC, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Travel Channel, Washington Post and others. Its amazing to see them changing colours and chasing each other for some love. When most people think of Indian animals, the Royal Bengal Tiger is usually the first species that springs to mind. See photos of wild sweethearts from National Geographic's Photo Ark. But they more than make up for it with their impressive strength. Along with insects, they feed on rodents and other lizards, swallowing their prey whole like some snakes do. These tall birds stand out, not only for their height, but their red heads and legs set against gray bodies. This feature, called a casque, sits on the bird’s upper bill, but has not been observed to serve a specific role in the bird’s behavior. READ MORE: The Walking With Lions & Canned Lion Hunting Connection. Named for Scottish herpetologist Patrick Russell, these snakes are four feet long on average, with a dark brown body and lighter brown spots. EvgenySHCH/Shutterstock. Pairs are a serious commitment for the Golden Eagle, since they mate for life and have several nests and chicks together over their lifetimes. They are also called calotes, and come in a variety of colors ranging from orange to purple.