India is still home to some of the most beautiful creatures in the world, There are 400 wildlife sanctuaries and 80 National parks in India, which give shelter to the wide range of wild and Endangered Wild Animal. Because of deforestation and other human activity, wild animals lost their habitat and reached risk of becoming extinct. Indian is losing their animals due to Environmental pollution, deforestation, loss of habitat, human interference, poaching, and hunting.
All animals and birds in India are rated as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU). Mainly endangered animals in India are big cats family includes snow leopard, Bengal tiger, and Asiatic Lion, other India’s endangered animals are Purple Frog or Pig nose Frog, Great Indian Vulture, Indian giant squirrel, Giant Indian Fruit Bat, Great birds and King Kobra. Some of the extinct animals of India includes Asiatic cheetah, Pink-headed duck and Indian aurochs.
1. Bengal Tiger
The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of both, India and Bangladesh. The tiger’s coat is yellow to light orange, with stripes ranging from dark brown to black. The number of tigers has reduced dramatically in the past few years, due to poaching and human-tiger conflict.
2. Asiatic Lion
Asiatic Lion aka the Indian Lion or Persian Lion is a lion subspecies which is endangered. It differs from the African lion by less inflated auditory bullae, a larger tail tuft, and a less developed mane.
3. Snow Leopard
The snow leopard is a large cat native to the mountain ranges in Central and South Asia. Snow leopards have long, thick fur, and their base color varies from smoky gray to yellowish tan, with whitish underparts.
The Blackbuck is an ungulate species of antelope and it is near threatened. The main threat to this species is poaching, predation, habitat destruction, overgrazing, inbreeding and sanctuary visitors.
5. Red Panda
Red Panda is also known as the lesser panda or red cat-bear. It is an arboreal mammal native to the eastern Himalayas. Red Panda’s population is on a decrease given to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression.
6. One Horned Rhinoceros
The One-horned rhino is a large mammal, found in Assam.Excessive hunting has reduced the number of this species. These rhinos are killed to saw off their horn, which are sold at a very high value.
7. The Nilgiri Tahr
The Nilgiri Tahr is an ungulate, endemic to the Nilgiri Hills. Nilgiri tahrs are stocky goats with short, coarse fur and a bristly mane.
8. Kashmir Red Stag (Hangul)
The Kashmir stag knew as Hangul is a critically endangered species. This deer has a light rump patch without including the tail. Each of its antlers consists of 5 tines.
9. Lion Tailed Macaque
The Lion-tailed macaque is an Old World Monkey, endemic to the Western Ghats of South India. Its outstanding characteristic is the silver-white mane which surrounds the head from the cheeks down to the chin.
10. Indian Bison (Gaur)
Indian Bison is the largest extant bovine, native to South Asia and South-East Asia. The Bisons are highly threatened by poaching for trade to supply international markets.