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Indian One Horned Rhinoceros

Scientific Name:
Rhinoceros unicornis


Found inSouthern Nepal and northeast India.

Diet:
feeding mostly on grass, leaves and twigs.

During the day, it spends long periods of time immersed in water and wallowing in mud to keep cool.

Usually gives birth to a single calf.

Status: Endangered; schedule- I of wildlife (protection) act, 1972.

 
Grant’s Zebra

Scientific Name:
Equus burchelli


Found in wide area in Africa south of the Sahara. They inhabit savannahs, plains, and in some cases mountainous regions.
The zebra lives in close-knit groups called families or harems.

Zebras are grazers, shy, nervous and pugnacious.

Zebras are generally gregarious.

Gives birth of one young after a gestation period of 300 - 375 days.

Status: Exotic.

 
Giraffe

Scientific Name:
Giraffa camelopardalis


Found in Africa Sudan and Somaliland to South Africa, West Wards to Northern Nigeria.

Lives in open woodland’s having water supplies and also in semi desert area; Gregarious.

Feeds mainly on leaves of different trees and shoots.

Gives birth of one calf after a gestation period of 455 - 488 days.

Status: Exotic.

 
Nilgai/Blue Bull

Scientific Name:
Boselaphus tragocamelus


Nilgai are native to India and Pakistan.
They are the largest antelope of India.

Feeds on: grasses,leaves, grains,fruits etc.

Gives birth of 1 or 2 calves after a gestation period of eight months.

 
Brow-antlered Deer

Scientific Name:
Cervus eldi eldi


Found in Logtak lake of keibul Lamjao National park at Manipur. Lives on floating vegetation, called “Phumdi”.

Males only posses antlers which are shed annually and are grown again to full form.

Usually after a gestation period of 8 months, a single fawn is produced during the months of October to January.

Status: Endangered; Schudule- I of wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

 
Hippopotamus

Scientific Name:
Hippopotamus amphibious


Found in the rivers and lakes of Uganda, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, northern democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia, west through Ghana to Gambia and also in Southern Africa (Botswana, Republic of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia).

Diet:
feeding mostly on grass, leaves and twigs.

During the day, it spends long periods of time immersed in water and wallowing in mud to keep cool.

Usually gives birth to a single calf after a gestation period of 210 – 255 days.

 
White Fallow Deer

Scientific Name:
Dama dama


Found: in Europe.

Primary Diet: Leaves, grasses.

Gestation period Approximately 5.5 - 6 months

Birth Rate: Usually a single calf is born. Twinning is rare.

Barking Deer

Scientific Name:
Muntiacus muntjack


Except Jammu & Kashmir and desert region, found throughout India,Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Lives in thick jungle singly or in pairs or in small family parties; herbivorous.

Call from a distance sounds much like the bark of a dog.

Males posses only a pair of small antlers which they shed annually.

Usually after a gestation period of 6 months, gives birth of a fawn.

Bonnet Macaque

Scientific Name:
Macaca radiate


Found: only in India.

Diet: Fruits, nuts, seeds, cereals, flowers and invertebrates.

Gestation Period: 165 days

Number of Offspring: One

Status: Endangered; schedule- II of wildlife (protection) act, 1972.

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