National Parks of Nepal
The treasures of National Parks of Nepal are much more than the Tigers and the Rhinoceros ! Some of the stunning facts about Wildlife in Nepal are:
- There are about 10 National Parks, 3 Wildlife Sanctuaries and 6 Protection Zones
- Nepal houses roughly 185 species of mammals including Asiatic elephants, the one-horned rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal tiger, Leopard, Monkey, Langur, Hyena, Jackal, Wild swine, Four-horned antelope, Wolf, Sloth bear, Spotted deer and Barking deer. The Asian buffalo locally known as the “Arna” is found in the Koshi Tappu region, and the endangered Blackbucks are found in the Bardia region
- As per latest census carried out in 2013, there are about 198 Tigers in Nepal, of which 120 tigers were found in Chitwan, 50 in Bardiya, 17 in Shuklaphanta, 7 in Parsa and 4 in Banke.
- Apart from over 180 species of wild mammals, National Parks of Nepal are home to plentiful varieties of reptiles, amphibians, fishes, birds and insects too.