Favorite thing: Chital, or the Spotted Deer, is India's most common deer. It is often found in large herds of up to 50 animals, and is found all over India apart from in the extreme north.
They grow to a height of up to 90 cm at the shoulders, and can weigh a maximum of 85 kg. The life expectancy is around 25 years.
Indian wild boar
Favorite thing: Scientific name Sus scrofa.
Terrestrial diurnal animals, the wild boar is found in grass, bush jungle or forest at an elevation up to 2000 m.
Wild boars are omniverous and will sometimes feed on carrion as well as crops, roots, tubers, insects, snakes and offal, usually eating early in the morning and late in the evening.
They breed throughout the year, and after a gestation period of 115 days, 4-6 young are born.
Favorite thing: Ranthambore has a special allure to it. Perhaps, there is no other spot on earth where the Royal Bengal Tiger can be seen in the wild with such ease. The low scrubland and brush are almost ideally suited to the tiger's colour adaptation. However, the lack of dense vegetation also means that this majestic beast is easier to spot than elsewhere.
In the picture alongside is an erstwhile summer "cabin", now used only by tigers to excape the scorching heat that summers in this area can bring.
About Ranthambore National Park
Favorite thing: Ranthambore National Park will be closed from 01st July till 30th Sep' 07 for tourist, Due to Monsoon Season. And will reopen from 1 st of Oct' 07.
- Arts and Culture