These exotic wildlife species can only be found in India

One-horned rhino

The endangered one-horned rhinoceros can be found particularly in Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, and Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Uttar Pradesh.

If reports are to go by, there are only 150 great Indian bustards in the world now. Known for being one of the heaviest flying birds, you can spot them at the Desert National Park near Jaisalmer.

Great Indian Bustard


The Western Ghats are home to this elusive goat and once upon a time, they were everywhere in the region. Now, they can be spotted only in the Anamalai Hills, Nilgiri Hills, and other southern parts of the Western Ghats. 

Nilgiri Tahr

The animal almost went extinct in the 1960s; however, its population has witnessed growth after consistent effort. You can spot them in Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh and Kaziranga National Park in Assam.


You can see the world’s second-largest cat species at Gir Sanctuary in Gujarat. With a population of approximately 400 leopards and 500 lions on its premises, the National Park is one of the largest wild cat habitats.

Asiatic Lion

Snow Leopards can be spotted at Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh, Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh and Nanda Devi National Park in Uttarakhand.

Snow Leopard

Marmots are commonly sighted in the regions of Ladakh, including Leh, Nubra Valley, and Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary. They are also found in Spiti Valley, Lahaul Valley, and Pin Valley National Park.

Himalayan Marmot

The bulk of these flying squirrels are found in the northeastern states. They can glide from one tree to another thanks to their flying membrane, which stretches from their wrists to their ankles.

Indian Giant Flying Squirrel

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