1. Which animals are found only in India?
Ans: Asian elephant, Asiatic lion, royal Bengal tiger, Indian rhinoceros and various species of monkeys are only found in India. India preserves around 1 lakh types of wildlife in its forest.
2. How many types of animals are in India?
Ans: India preserves almost 90,000 types of animals in its forest. There are over three hundred and fifty mammals included in the list. India also has 1,200 bird species and 50,000 plant species, cataloging flora and fauna of India.
3. Which is the most endangered animal in India?
Ans: Human greed is doing no good for anyone. Many beautiful species are in danger in India. Indian elephant, Bengal tiger, snow leopard, Gaur, lion-tailed macaque, Indian lion, One-Horned Rhinoceros, great Indian bustard dhole, Tibetan Antelope, Nilgiri Tahr, blackbuck, Indian Rhino, Ganga river dolphin, forest owlet, white-winged duck and many more are some endangered species of India.
4. What is wildlife in India?
Ans: Wildlife in India is not the same as the rest of the world. India preserves almost 1 lakh species of animal in its forest which covers more than 20 % of the land. Even though there has been a population explosion in the country still people make a conscious effort to preserve the wildlife in the most natural way. India is also home for the world’s favorite Royal Bengal Tiger, which is more than 4000 in number and 71% of the total population in the world.
5. What is the importance of wildlife in India?
Ans: Apart from ecological balance, wildlife in India has its importance in many other ways. The wildlife is worshipped in India. Several animals are related to Hindu mythological gods and goddesses and are considered sacred and important. The wildlife reserve also plays a significant role in the Indian economy. There are a huge number of professionals depending on wildlife tourism in India having more than 50 crores of annual turnover.
6. What are the threats to wildlife in India?
Ans: The threat hovering on Indian wildlife is only the natural calamities and ecological turbulence. A conscious effort has been made since 1972 under the wildlife protection act standing tall against human encroachment.