Fauna in Pench National Park

The Pench national park is well-known for its rich fauna and it’s an abode to a large range of endangered species. The park is home to various endangered species. As per the latest Tiger Census, it was recorded that the park is home to 25 tigers, 3 species of amphibians, 39 species of mammals, 13 species of reptiles and 285 species of birds. Most commonly found fauna over here are the wild Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Indian bison, Wild dog and Wild Pig. Predators roaming in the park are Tigers, Leopards, Wild Dogs and Wolfs live in the national park.

Other common animals that one can take sight within the park are sloth bear, Chinkara, Jungle Cat, Barking deer, monkey, Chousingha, Jackal, Fox, Common palm civet, small Indian civet, Hyena, porcupine and lots of others.

Coming to birds, Pench national park is a heaven for birdwatchers and isn’t any less than Bharatpur national park when it comes to the number of bird species present there. There are around 285 species of birds found within the park including Malabar pied hornbill, White-eyed Buzzard, Indian pitta, grey-headed fishing eagle, Osprey, Sarus Crane, peafowl, red vented bulbul, crow pheasant, crimson breasted barbet, red jungle fowl, racket tailed drongo, magpie robin, whistling teal and many more species of migratory birds.

Tigers are often seen around the Pench river. Pench national park attracts tourists from all over who wish to spot the tiger. The Pench river and other water streams within the park are home to fresh water Turtles and Crocodiles.

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