Nepal provides shelter to over 30 species of large wild animals
and approximately 180 species of mammals. The rhinoceros, tiger,
crocodile, snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan black bear, wild
and ferocious gaur bovines, four honed antelope, striped hyena,
sambar, chital, hog deer, barking deer, sloth bear, palm civet,
langur and rhesus macaque monkeys, pangolin, Gangetic dolphin,
monitor lizard, python, cobra, green pit viper, tortoises, and
many other beasts roam Nepal’s jungles.
Nepal is also a haven for birds and over 800 species,
representing approximately eight percent of the world’s
population are found here. In fact, Nepal has nearly as many
bird species as the whole of North America. The common birds
include peafowl, red jungle fowl, various egrets, herons,
kingfishers, flycatchers, and woodpeckers.
Among the fourteen National Parks and reserves in Nepal, CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK, BARDIA NATIONAL PARK, and KOSHI TAPPU
WILDLIFE RESERVE provide excellent views of Asian wildlife.
Theses National Park offers some of the most exciting safari
destinations in the world. You will experience the deep jungle
on elephant back or four wheel drive vehicle and view wild
animals in their natural habitat. You will also have the
opportunity to enjoy canoe rides on the jungle rivers, take
nature walks, go out on bird watching excursions, tour to
villages, and witness firsthand the culture of the Tharu
community. There are comfortable lodges and resorts with modern
facilities available in the jungle.