Even though main highlights of Corbett National Park are endangered Bengal tigers, crocodiles and leopards (in upper areas), but visitors can easily spot other wildlife animals such as hogs, boars, sambas, sloths, pangolins, elephants, langurs and gorals. Further, the presence of Himalayan Black bears, black bucks, yellow-throated martens, spotted deers and Indian Grey Mongoose enhances the charm and beauty of this park. Also, change in climatic conditions of the Corbett makes it a preferable habitat among the resident as well as the migratory birds like eagles, parakeets, peacocks and jungle fowls.
Apart from being the first national park of India, the Jim Corbett National Park is also the first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger. Flourish with a wide variety of flora, it is an ideal habitat for the tigers. However, sighting of tigers by the visitors at Corbett is rarer. This is because they are the ruler of the forest and love to stay within their marked territories. Tigers are indeed the most popular wild animals among the wildlife and adventure lovers visiting this Tiger Reserve of India. more..
The Jim Corbett Park houses about 700 elephants. During summers, visitors can easily spot the groups of elephants throughout the jungle. They can even take pleasure of elephant safari as it is the major attraction in Jim Corbett National Park. It is one of the best ways of exploring the beauty and wildlife of the park. Elephant ride in Corbett will take the visitors through dense forests, deep valleys and craggy tracks. It offers a lingering delight to the adventure seekers.
Jim Corbett is certainly a heaven on earth for the nature and bird lovers. They can witness a wide variety of birds and have a wonderful experience. During winters, an increase in the number of birds is often found in the Corbett because of the arrival of migrant birds like ducks, osprey, etc. These beautiful birds come all the way from East Africa, Europe and Central Asia. Apart from these migrant birds, even many Himalayan birds take shelter in this national park in winter season due to the extreme chilling climatic conditions in the Himalayan Mountains.
A feral population of the Leopards, another large cat can be easily seen in the Corbett National Park. Visitors can spot a plenty of leopards in the low land jungles of the Corbett. This place is a paradise for wildlife photographers and allows them to capture close moves of this powerful animal. Himalayan Goral also known as Naemorhedus goral is a bovid species that can be found across the Himalayan region. It is a goat like animal, which is mostly active at sunrise and sunset. Tourists may spot Himalayan Gorals eating grasses, leaves and fruits while walking inside the core of the Jim Corbett.