Kanha National Park is the land of the herbivorous and the carnivorous animals. The varieties of animals can be discovered in abundance at this amazing reserve. It is the only habitat of the rare hard ground Barasingha, often referred as “the jewel of Kanha” and most famed the Indian Tigers.
The major faunas to be found in the vast serenity of the Kanha National Park are:
Tiger, Panther, Chital, Sambar, Barasingha, Black buck, Barking deer, Chousingha, Gaur, Langur, Wild pig, Jackal, Sloth bear, Wild dog.
Python, Indian Cobra, Russell’s Viper, Indian Krait, Common Rat Snake, Common Skink, Indian Monitor, Fan Throated Lizard and Indian Garden Lizard etc.
Giant Danio, Common Rasbora, Mud Perches, Brown Snakehead and Green Snakehead.
The Reserve brings around 300 species of birds and the most commonly seen birds are the Black Ibis, Bee-eaters, Cattle Egret, Blossom-Headed Parakeets, Pond Heron, Drongos, Common Teal, Crested Serpent Eagle, Grey Hornbill, Indian roller, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Little Grebes, Lesser Adjutants, Lesser Whistling Teal, Minivets, Pied Hornbill, Woodpecker, Pigeon, Paradise Flycatchers, Mynas, Peafowl, Red Jungle Fowl, Red Wattled Lapwing, Steppe Eagle, Tickell’s Flycatcher, White-eyed Buzzard, White-breasted Kingfisher, White-browed Fantail Flycatcher, Wood shrikes and Warblers among many more.
Thousands of bird watchers and ornithologists can get attracted to this amazing bird paradise. The mixed, bamboo and the grassy forests are the perfect spots for bird watching in Kanha National Park. Amazingly, some attractive water birds can also be found near the reserve’s rivulets and at Sarvantal.