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Top Wildlife Species in Tadoba: 7 Must-See Animals On Tadoba Tiger Safari

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7 Must-See Fauna On Tadoba Tiger Safari


Tadoba Tiger Reserve is an important wildlife habitat in Central India. It is home to hundreds of species of animals, birds, and plants in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. If you’re interested in spotting some of the most beautiful wildlife species in Tadoba, then you’ve to plan your wildlife safari in Tadoba. We have compiled a list of the top 7 wildlife species that can be spotted in this reserve. So get ready for the adventure!

Bengal Tiger


The Bengal Tiger is Tadoba National Park's pride and joy. According to reports on the 'Status of tigers, co-predators, and prey in TATR,' the Tadoba Tiger Reserve's core and buffer areas are home to around 115 tigers. And in your Tadoba tiger safari, you may get a chance to spot a few of these Big Cats and capture them in your camera reel as a lifetime memory. A Bengal tiger's canine can grow up to 4 inches long. They are nocturnal animals with excellent swimming abilities. They can also run at a top speed of 60 kilometers per hour.


Black Leopard

Black Leopard

The Tadoba Tiger Reserve is home to approximately 151 leopards. Indian Leopards are not one of the most often sighted animals in this area. However, if you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the Tadoba Tiger Reserve's Black Leopard, which is extremely rare. Small to medium-sized mammals, such as deer, monkeys, wild pigs, and other hoofed animals, are their primary prey. They also consume smaller reptiles, birds, and insects on occasion. Leopards can be seen during the day, although they prefer to hunt at night when their prey is more active.

Indian Gaur


Indian gaur, or the Indian bison, is a large animal that lives in the Jungles of Tadoba National Park. It is sometimes called the “Indian cow” because it looks like an overgrown buffalo. This wild bovine is considered the largest living terrestrial animal in Asia. The Indian gaur has long shaggy hair that can be up to 3 ft (1m) long. The males are larger than females and have thick curly horns on their heads.

Chital Deer

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Chital deer are one of the most common species of deer in India. They are often found in dense forests and hilly areas, but they can also be found near the water. Males have antlers that grow back each year, while females do not. Tadoba Tiger Reserve is home to many chital deer.

Sambar Deer


The sambar deer is one of the most common animals found in the Tadoba Tiger Reserve. Tadoba is home to some of the largest populations of this deer species. They are very large, and they have long horns that curve back on themselves. If you’re lucky enough to see a herd of sambar deer, then you’ll know what we mean when we say that they’re giant!

Little Indian Civet


The little Indian civet is a small animal with dark and light-colored stripes and a white underside. It’s also called the small Indian civet, toddy cat, or banded civet. This animal comes out at night to forage for food, but it can sometimes be seen during the day if it’s not too scared to come out of its den.

The little Indian civet lives in family groups that consist of 1 male and 2 females with their offspring. They usually live in dens that they create by hollowing trunks of trees or rock crevices. They’ll mate any time between January through July after which they give birth to 2 - 3 young ones each year.

Indian Scops Owl


The Indian Scops Owl is a small, brown owl with large eyes and a white face. They are very shy and tend to stay in dense parts of the Tadoba Tiger Reserve.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Prithviraj Shirole

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