Corbett National Park Wildlife

There is a wonderful range of wildlife in a truly wild environment which makes Corbett National park a very special place which will keep you captivated throughout your trip.

The bird watching alone is spectacular with 586 species, including migratory birds so even people who are not normally bird watchers are impressed.

A wide range of mammal species including barking deer, sambar deer, hog deer and chital as well as sloth bear, Himalayan black bears, Indian grey mongoose, otters, yellow-throated martens, Himalayan goral and Indian pangolins, not to mention Indian wild pig and Indian porcupine. There are of course the cats too with tigers being plentiful but you need patience to see them. Leopard and a number of smaller cats can also be found in the park.

Elephants can be seen all year round but the best time to see the big herds is in the summer.Two crocodile species, the mugger and the gharials as well as water turtles can be readily seen.

On my recent trip our last significant sighting as we were leaving the park was this tiger crossing the river. We left on a real high as we watched him patrol his territory.