Indian Grey Mongoose

Indian Grey Mongoose (Herpestes edwardsi) The Indian grey mongoose is commonly found in open forests, scrublands and cultivated fields, often close to human habitation. It lives in burrows, hedgerows and thickets, among groves of trees, and takes shelter under rocks or bushes and even in drains. The Indian grey mongoose has tawny grey or iron …

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Small Indian Mongoose

Small Indian Mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) The body of Small Indian Mongoose is slender and the head is elongated with a pointed snout. The length of the head and body is 509–671 millimetres. The ears are short. They have five toed feet with long claws. Genders differ in size with males having a wider head and …

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Sloth Bear

Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus)  It has also been called “labiated bear” because of its long lower lip and palate used for sucking insects. It has a long, shaggy fur, a mane around the face, and long, sickle-shaped claws. Sloth bear fur is completely black, save for a whitish Y- or V-shaped mark on the chest. …

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Asiatic Jackal

Asiatic Jackal (Canis aureus) The ancestor of the golden jackal is believed to be the extinct Arno river dog that lived in Mediterranean Europe 1.9 million years ago. Golden jackals are abundant in valleys and beside rivers and their tributaries, canals, lakes, and seashores. They are rare in foothills and low mountains. It is very …

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Rusty Spotted Cat

Rusty Spotted Cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus) The rusty-spotted cat is the smallest wild cat. It is 35 to 48 cm in length, with a 15 to 30 cm tail, and weighs only 0.9 to 1.6 kg . The short fur is grey over most of the body, with rusty spots over the back and flanks. The …

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Leopard Cat

Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) The leopard cat is a small wild cat. Leopard cat subspecies differ widely in fur color, tail length, skull shape and size of carnassials. A leopard cat is about the size of a domestic cat, but more slender, with longer legs and well-defined webs between its toes. The tail is about …

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Leopard

Leopard (Panthera pandus) The leopard has relatively short legs and a long body. Its fur is marked with rosettes. It is similar in appearance to the jaguar, but has a smaller. The leopard’s skin color varies between individuals from pale yellowish to dark golden with dark spots grouped in rosettes. Its belly is whitish and …

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Tiger

Tiger (Panthera tigris tigers) The Tiger has a muscular body with powerful forelimbs, a large head and a tail that is about half the length of its body. The Tiger is one of only a few striped cat species; it is not known why spotted patterns and rosettes are the more common camouflage pattern among …

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Wild Pig

Wild Pig (Sus scrofa) The wild Pig is also known as the wild Boar or wild swine. The wild boar is a bulky, massively built suid with short and relatively thin legs. The trunk is short and robust and neck is short. A 50 kg (110 lb) boar needs around 4,000–4,500 calories of food per …

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