Rajaji NP

Rhesus Macaque

Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta) The rhesus macaque is one of the best-known species of Old World monkeys. The rhesus macaque is brown or grey in color and has a pink face, which is bereft of fur. It has, on average, 50 vertebrae, a dorsal scapulae and a wide rib cage. Its tail averages between 20.7 …

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Sambar (Rusa unicolor) The appearance and the size of sambar vary widely across their range, The appearance and the size of sambar vary widely across their range,


Cheetal (Axis axis) The chital or cheetal, also known as spotted deer. The chital is a moderately sized deer. Males reach nearly 90 cm (35 in) and females 70 cm at the shoulder; the head-and-body length is around 1.7 m. While immature males weigh 30–75 kg, the lighter females weigh 25–45 kg. Chital are active …

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Indian Muntjac

Indian Muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak) The Indian muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak), also called the southern red muntjac and barking deer. This muntjac has soft, short, brownish or greyish hair, sometimes with creamy markings. It is among the smallest deer species. It is an omnivore and eats grass, fruit, shoots, seeds, bird eggs, and small animals, and occasionally …

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Hog Deer of Para

Hog Deer of Para (Axis porcinus) The Indian hog deer is a small deer. A mature hog deer stag stands about 70 cm at the shoulder and weighs approximately 50 kg. The ears are rounded; older animals tend to become light coloured in the face and neck. Hog deer are herbivores. The diet of this …

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Goral (Naemorhedus) They are small ungulates with a goat-like or antelope-like appearance. Gorals are often found on rocky hillsides at high elevations. Gorals typically weigh 25–40 kilograms and are 80–130 centimetres in length, with short, backward-facing horns. Coloration differs between species and individuals, but generally ranges from light gray to dark red-brown, with lighter patches …

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Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) Nilgai prefer areas with short bushes and scattered trees in scrub forests and grassy plains. They are common in agricultural lands, but hardly occur in dense forest. It stands 1–1.5 metres at the shoulder; the head-and-body length is typically between 1.7–2.1 metres. Herbivores, the Nilgai prefer grasses and herbs; woody plants are …

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Indian Pipistrelle

Indian Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus coromandra) Head and body length is 8-9cm. Forearm is 3cm. Wingspan 19-22cm. Weight 9-13g. Female is larger than male. Generally blackish brown to reddish brown above. Underside brown with a grayish tinge. Wing membrane, face, and ears are blackish brown. Wing membrane has pale margin. Possesses fairly dense and short fur. Muzzle …

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Lesser Noctule

Lesser Noctule (Nyctalus leisleri) It is a medium-sized bat, slightly smaller than the common noctule. The face, ears and wings are dark, the fur is brown. The ears are short and rounded with a mushroom-shaped tragus. The wings are long and narrow. The frequencies used by this bat species for echolocation lie between 25–54 kHz, …

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Leaf-Nosed Bat

Leaf-nosed Bat (Phyllostomidae) The nose-leaf can be adorned with a vertical leaf, a concave upward leaf, or multiple accessory leaves; varying by species. Leaf-nosed bats lack a tail, have triangular-shaped ears that can have pointed or rounded tips,[12] range in body size from 4 cm to 13.5 cm, and a wingspan up to 90 cm …

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