Mammals

  • English Name: Bagh
  • Common Name:Tiger, Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Scientific Name: Panthera leo persica.
  • Distribution:India and Burma (Myanmar)
  • General Description :
    The tiger is the biggest carnivorous animal of cat family. It can walk upto 20 km. during night. It is a good swimmer by birth. It’s main food is big mammals like wild boar, deer etc. A male tiger has a territory of about 30 – 35 sq. km. area in which 3 – 6 tigresses live and it prevents intrusion of other male tigers into its territory. Every tiger has unique black stripes on its skin.
  • Size: The height at the shoulders is about 3.5 ft (110 cm). The maximum recorded total length of a male Tiger is 2.92m (115 inches) including the tail.
  • Weight: Adult males weigh 160 to 190 kg, while females weigh 110 to 120 kg.
  • Food in Zoo: Buffalo beef,Mutton, chicken .
  • Sexual Maturity: 3 – 4 years.
  • Gestation Period: 105 +- 5 days.
  • Average Life Span: 10-15 yrs.(In wild)
  • Conservation Status: WP Act (1972) – Schedule I, IUCN RedList – Endangered
  • CITES: Appendix – I
  • Reason: Habitat loss and fragmentation, Poaching.

  • English Name: Asiatic Lion
  • Common Name:Asiatic Lion
  • Scientific Name: Panthera leo persica.
  • Distribution:Asiatic lions were once distributed upto the state of West Bengal in east and Rewa in Madhya Pradesh, in central India.
  • General Description :
    The male Asiatic lion has a relatively short, sparse and darker mane compared to the fuller mane of the African lion. As a result, the male Asiatic lion’s ears tend to remain visible at all times. The most distinguishing characteristic of the Asiatic lion is the longitudinal fold of skin that runs along its belly.
  • Size: Male – 2.75 – 2.90 mtr. (including tail). Female – About 2.65 mtr. (including tail).
  • Weight: Male 180 – 230 kg. Female about 165 kg.
  • Food in Zoo: Buffalo beef , Mutton, chicken .
  • Sexual Maturity: 5 years.
  • Gestation Period: 100 to 119 days.
  • Average Life Span: 18 yrs.
  • Conservation Status: WP Act (1972) – Schedule I, IUCN RedList – Endangered
  • CITES: Appendix – I
  • Reason: Habitat loss and fragmentation, Poaching.

  • Common Name:Leopard, Panther
  • Scientific Name:Panthera Pardus
  • Distribution:India, Srilanka and Africa.
  • General Description :
    An animal of cat family, Tendua is found in forests and grasslands. Skin is yellowish-grey and has hollow black rosettes on it (cheetah, now an extinct animal in India but found in Africa, has sound black rosettes on its skin). tendua is expert tree climber. Animals of prey are usually deer, cattle, monkey, porcupine, birds etc.
  • Size: Male 2.15 2.90 m(including tail).
  • Weight: Male 65-75 kg. Female 50-60 kg.
  • Food in Zoo: Buffalo beaf,mutton, chicken .
  • Sexual Maturity: 21/2-4 years.
  • Gestation Period: Whole year/90-105 days.
  • Average Life Span: About 12-15 years.
  • Conservation Status: WP Act (1972) – Schedule I, IUCN RedList- Endangered
  • CITES: Appendix – I
  • Reason: Habitat loss and fragmentation, Poaching.

  • Hindi Name: Hanthi
  • Common Name:Asiatic Elephant.
  • Scientific Name:Elephas maximus
  • Distribution:Indian Sub continent, Malasia and Indonesia.
  • General Description :
    The elephant is the biggest land animal of the earth which may have more than 3m shoulder height. Asiatic and African elephants are the two species in the world. The Asiatic elephant is smaller than the African elephant. It has small ears, three nails in legs and an upper lip at end of trunk. Some of the Asiatic elephants have tusks and they are called “Tuskers” Tuskless male is called “Makhana” They move in herd under the leadership of a female elephant. Grass, leaves, branches, roots, sugarcane etc are the main items of food. An adult elephant can eat 150 kg. foodin a day. They have poor eyesight but keen sense of smelling.
  • Weight: 3-5 M.T.
  • Food in Zoo: Soaked rice, Masoor & gram, Gur, Salt, Banana, Green grass, fresh leaves & twigs, sugarcane etc.
  • Sexual Maturity:18-18 years.
  • Gestation Period: At the end of rainy season and onset of autumn / 20-22 Months.
  • Average Life Span: About 80 years.
  • Conservation Status: WP Act (1972) – Schedule I, IUCN RedList – Endangered
  • CITES: Appendix – I
  • Reason: Habitat loss and fragmentation, Poaching.

  • English Name: Bison
  • Common Name:Bison
  • Scientific Name: Bos gaurus.
  • Distribution:India, China, Malaysia, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Combodia, Laos
  • General Description :
    The bison has long shaggy brown fur, a mane and beard under its chin and a long tail with a tuft of hair at the end. It has a big head with short black horns and a hump on its shoulders.
  • Size: 4.6 m.
  • Weight: 700 – 1000 kg.
  • Food in Zoo: Grass, Bran, Grams, Gram Husk.
  • Sexual Maturity: 3 years.
  • Gestation Period: 283 days.
  • Average Life Span: About 26 years.
  • Conservation Status: WP Act (1972)- Schedule -I, IUCN RedList-Vulnerable.
  • CITES: Appendix – I

  • English Name:HIPPOPOTAMUS
  • Common Name:HIPPOPOTAMUS
  • Scientific Name: Hippo amphibious
  • Distribution:Found in Africa
  • General Description :
    These large mammals spend most of their life in water-including giving birth, suckling young and mating. Lives in Lakes, swamps and flowing rivers.
  • Weight: 1400 – 3200 kg
  • Food in Zoo: Green grass, Hay/straw, Wheat/Rice, bran, Carrot, Cabbage, Ripe Banana, Potato etc.
  • Sexual Maturity: 3 – 4 years.
  • Average Life Span:About 47 years

  • English Name: HIMALAYAN BLACK BEAR
  • Common Name:HIMALAYAN BLACK BEAR
  • Scientific Name: Selenarctos thibetanus
  • Distribution:Kashmir, the Himalayas and Assam, China, Japan, Myanmar and the Malayan countries, Baluchistan.
  • General Description :
    Steep forest hills are the favoured habitat of this bear. In Himalayas, during summer, they may be seen near the limits of tree line. During winter, most of them come down to the lower valleys. Food varies with season. In summer, they live largely on wild fruits, berries and nuts of various kinds. This is the season when honey is to be had. Insects, termites and the larvas of beetles provide variety of their diet. Fields of ripening corn or maize are raidedin the summer / rainy seasons.
  • Size: Male – 2.75 – 2.90 mtr. (including tail). Female – About 2.65 mtr. (including tail).
  • Weight: 90 – 150 kg.
  • Food in Zoo: Apple, Bread, Milk, Banana etc.
  • Sexual Maturity: 3 – 4 years.
  • Gestation Period: Late autumn / 210 – 215 days.
  • Average Life Span: About 24 Years. (In wild)
  • Conservation Status: Included in schedule II of Wildlife (Protection) Act (1972), IUCN Red List :Vulnerable.
  • CITES: Appendix – I
  • Reason: Habitat loss and fragmentation.

  • Enlish Name: sloth bear
  • Common Name: sloth bear
  • Scientific Name: Melursus ursinus.
  • Distribution: low hills bordering the outer range of the Himalayas from Punjab to Arunachal Pradesh.
  • General Description :
    Sloth bears have shaggy, dusty-black coats; pale, short-haired muzzles; and long, curved claws which they use to excavate termites and ants. Sloth bears’ nostrils can close completely, protecting the animals from dust or insects when raiding termite nests or beehives.
  • Size: Sloth bears grow 5 to 6 feet (1.5 to 2 meters) long, stand 2 to 3 feet (0.5 to 1 meters) high at the shoulder.
  • Weight: Male 180 – 230 kg. Female about 165 kgweigh, on average, 200 to 300 pounds (90 to 140 kilograms).
  • Food in Zoo:Honey,Milk, Rice, Jaggery,Ripe Banana, Green Maize, sweet Potato etc.
  • Sexual Maturity: 2 to 3 years.
  • Gestation Period: 4 to 7 months.
  • Average Life Span: 40 years
  • Conservation Status: WP Act (1972)- Schedule – I,It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List,
  • CITES: Appendix – I
  • Reason: mainly because of habitat loss and degradation.

  • English Name: Jungle Cat
  • Common Name: Jungle Cat
  • Scientific Name: Felis chaus
  • Distribution:Jungle cat is widely distributed in India in open forests and scrub,It is found practically all over the Peninsula from the Himalayas to Cape Comorin.
  • General Description :
    The jungle cat is a medium-sized, long-legged cat, and the largest of the extant Felis species.
  • Size: This cat stands nearly 36 cm (14 in) at shoulder.
  • Weight: weighs 2–16 kg (4.4–35.3 lb).
  • Food in Zoo: Fish, birds.
  • Sexual Maturity: 11 months.
  • Gestation Period: 2 months.
  • Average Life Span: The lifespan of the jungle cat in captivity is 15 to 20 years; this is possibly higher than that in the wild.
  • Conservation Status: WP Act (1972)- Schedule – II,It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN RedList.
  • CITES: Appendix – II

  • English Name: Common Langur
  • Common Name: Common Langur
  • Scientific Name: Presbytis entellus.
  • Distribution:India and Sri Lanka,as well as in parts of Pakistan,Bhutan and Bangladesh.
  • General Description :
    This is a long-limbed, long tailed, black faced monkey. The agility of a langur in tree tops, its stupendous leaps and bounds and the precision with which it makes them are astonishing. They are pure vegetarian, eating only wild fruits, flowers, buds, shoots and leaves. The skin color is normally blackish-grey.
  • Size: 60 cm.
  • Weight: Males weigh an average of 37 lb (16.9 kg), while females weigh an average of 26 lb (11.7 kg).
  • Food in Zoo: Gram, Tuber, Banana, Seasonal fruits, Boiled rice, Milk etc.
  • Sexual Maturity: 4 – 5 Years.
  • Gestation Period: January – February / 150 – 180 days.
  • Average Life Span: 20 – 31 Years
  • Conservation Status: WP Act, 1972, Schedule – II
    IUCN RedList – Least Concerned
  • CITES: Appendix – I

  • English Name: Rhesus Macaque
  • Common Name: Rhesus Macaque
  • Scientific Name: Macaca mulatta.
  • Distribution:The Himalayas, Assam Northern and Central India, Myanmar and adjoining Countries.
  • General Description :
    Monkeys live in large troop near or in villages and towns and in groves round tanks and temples. Plants and their parts, insects etc. are their food items. The color of the skin is normally yellowish-grey and the body part at the base of the tail is red.
  • Size: Male: 53 cm (Adult), Female: 47 cm (Adult).
  • Weight: 10 – 30 kg.
  • Food in Zoo: Gram, Tuber, Banana, Seasonal fruits, boiled rice, milk etc.
  • Sexual Maturity: 3 – 4 years.
  • Gestation Period: Whole year / 140 – 220 days.
  • Average Life Span: 20 – 31 years.
  • Legal Conservation Status :Included in Schedule II of the wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. IUCN RedList- Least Concern
  • CITES:Appendix -II

  • English Name: Indian muntjac
  • Common Name: Indian muntjac
  • Scientific Name: Muntiacus muntjak.
  • Distribution:Found across southern India, including the Western Ghats, in the dry forests of central India, the evergreen temperate forests of the Himalayas and the dense rainforests of northeast India
  • General Description :
    Its calls sound like barking, often when frightened by a predator, hence the common name “barking deer”. Males have canines, short antlers that usually branch just once near the base, and a large postorbital scent gland used to mark territories.
  • Size: 99 cm.
  • Weight: 18 kg.
  • Food in Zoo:sprouts, seeds,
  • Sexual Maturity: 1 – 2 years.
  • Gestation Period: 214 days.
  • Average Life Span: 211.2 months
  • Legal Conservation Status :Included in Schedule II of the wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. IUCN Red list – Least Concern
  • CITES: Not Listed.

  • Enlish Name: Deer Sambar
  • Common Name: Deer Sambar
  • Scientific Name: Rusa unicolor.
  • Distribution: But it is mainly found in the central India. They can easily be spotted at Kanha, Corbett, Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh, Gir, Dudhwa, Manas, Kaziranga and Sariska.
  • General Description :
    Sambar deer are light brown or dark with a grayish or yellowish tinge. The underparts are paler. Old sambars turn very dark brown, almost the color black. Their coat of dark short hair is coarse, and their undersides have creamy white to lighter brown hair. The color of the coat is usually consistent around the body, but it can vary from almost dark gray to yellowish-brown. Males have unique stout, rugged antlers with three points, or tines. Their tail is quite long for deer, generally black on top and a dirty white or whitish underneath. They have long, strong legs, the upper color being dark brown, with the inner parts of the legs a paler or dirty white. Their brownish gray ears are long.
  • Size: Head and body length varies from 1.62 to 2.7 m (5.3 to 8.9 ft), with a 22 to 35 cm (8.7 to 13.8 in) tail.
  • Weight: 546 kg (1,204 lb), though more typically 100 to 350 kg (220 to 770 lb). .
  • Food in Zoo: Grasses, seasonal fruits.
  • Sexual Maturity: 2 years.
  • Gestation Period: 9 months.
  • Average Life Span: Sambar deer can survive 20 years in the wild and up to 26 years in captivity.
  • Legal Conservation Status :Included in Schedule II of the wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.IUCN RedList- Least Concern
  • CITES:Not Listed

  • English Name: Spotted Dear
  • Common Name: Spotted Dear
  • Scientific Name: Axis axis.
  • Distribution: Axis axis (Indian spotted deer, or chital); stags sparring (in native range). Kanha, Madhya Pradesh, Central India
  • General Description :
    The chital is a moderately sized deer.The dorsal (upper) parts are golden to rufous, completely covered in white spots. The abdomen, rump, throat, insides of legs, ears, and tail are all white.Chital have well-developed preorbital glands (near the eyes) which have stiff hairs.
  • Size: Males reach nearly 90 cm (35 in) and females 70 cm (28 in) at the shoulder; the head-and-body length is around 1.7 m (5.6 ft).
  • Weight: Mature males can weigh up to 98 to 110 kg (216 to 243 lb). The tail, 20 cm (7.9 in) long.
  • Food in Zoo: Seasonal Fruits, Grasses.
  • Sexual Maturity: 9 to 10 months.
  • Gestation Period: 227 days.
  • Average Life Span: 15 years.
  • Legal Conservation Status :Included in Schedule II of the wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. IUCN RedList- Least Concern
  • CITES:Not Listed

  • English Name: Striped hyena
  • Common Name: Striped hyena
  • Scientific Name: Hyaena hyaena.
  • Distribution:It is found in human-dominated landscapes in Rajasthan.
  • General Description :
    Striped hyenas are a bit smaller than spotted and brown hyenas and are the least studied. They have a broad head with dark eyes, a thick muzzle, and large, pointed ears. Their muzzle, ears, and throat are entirely black, but their coat may be golden yellow, brown, or gray with black stripes on the body and legs.
  • Size: 60 – 80 cm.
  • Weight: 22 – 55 kg (Adult).
  • Food in Zoo: Buffalo Meat
  • Sexual Maturity: 2 to 3 years.
  • Gestation Period: 90 to 91 days.
  • Average Life Span: 12 yrs.
  • Legal Conservation Status :Included in Schedule III of the wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. IUCN RedList – Near Threatened
  • CITES:Not Listed

  • English Name: Black Buck
  • Common Name: Black Buck
  • Scientific Name: Antilope cervicarpa..
  • Distribution:India
  • General Description :
    The Black Buck is one of the most beautiful antelopes of the world. Adult males are dark brown to velvet black with white undersides. Female and young are fawn above and white below. Horns are spiraled. They are found in a herd of 20-30 animals, in open and grass and scrub forests. The food consists of grasses, leaves and fruits of babul species. When alarmed, they run very fast.
  • Weight: 20 – 50 kg.
  • Food in Zoo: Soaked gram and mungdal, khalli of ground nut, chokar of wheat, crushed maize, salt, green grass & leaves etc.
  • Sexual Maturity: 1.5 – 2 years.
  • Gestation Period: 80 – 120 days.
  • Average Life Span: 10 – 15 years.
  • Legal Conservation Status :Included in Schedule I of the wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. IUCN RedList – Vulnerable
  • CITES:Appendix III

  • English Name: Blue Bull
  • Common Name: Blue Bull
  • Scientific Name: Boselaphus tragocamelus.
  • Distribution: Open forests of India and adjoining cultivated land.
  • General Description :
    It is the biggest antelope of India. It is called Blue Bull due its blue color
    mixed with gray. Open and hilly forests having grasses and bushes are their haunts. They
    damage agriculture crop adjoining forests. Female and kids live together but the male lives
    to roam alone. Generally they drink water, take rest and excrete at fixed places.
  • Size: the head-and-body length is typically between 1.7–2.1 metres (5.6–6.9 ft).
  • Weight: 50 – 100 kg.
  • Food in Zoo: Chokar of wheat, Crushed maize, Tisi khalli, Mahua, Salt, Green grass & Leaves etc..
  • Sexual Maturity: 2 – 3 years.
  • Gestation Period: Whole Year / 240 – 270 days.
  • Average Life Span: 15 – 21 years.
  • Legal Conservation Status :Included in Schedule III of the wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. IUCN RedList- Lower Risk
  • CITES:Not Listed

  • English Name: INDIAN PORCUPINE
  • Common Name: INDIAN PORCUPINE
  • Scientific Name: Hystrix indica.
  • Distribution: Whole India to Sri Lanka, Baluchistan, Iran, Middle-East Asia
  • General Description :
    Porcupines form a separate family of rodents, easily recognized by their hair, modified more or less completely into spines. Other rodents have spines, but never so long or forma… Its neck and shoulders are covered with a crest of bristles 6 to 12 inches long. The Indian Porcupine favours rock hill sides and inhabits both open land and forest. It shelters by day in caves, amongst rocks or in a burro dug by itself. Its eyesight is poor but it has keen sense of hearing and smelling. Its favorite food is fruits, roots, tubers and grains.
  • Size: 50-90 cm long.
  • Weight: 11-18 kg.
  • Food in Zoo: Gram, Carrot, Chukandar, Brinjal, Banana etc.
  • Sexual Maturity: About 11 months.
  • Gestation Period: Whole year / 90 days.
  • Average Life Span: About 20 years.
  • Conservation Status: WP Act (1972)- Schedule -IV,IUCN Redlist – Least Concerned
  • CITES: Not Listed

  • English Name: Jackal.
  • Common Name: Jackal.
  • Scientific Name: Caris aweus.
  • Distribution:India, Srilanka, Myanmar, South-East Thailand and South-West Europe.
  • General Description :
    Jackal lives in almost any environment in humid forest country or in dry, open plains or desert. They usually come out from caves/bushes etc. dusk and retire by dawn. They do good work in clearance of carcasses and offal, Some are poultry thieves or take to killing lambs, kids and sickly goats and sheep. Generally they live in pairs
  • Size: 69 – 81 cm.
  • Weight: 8-10 kg.
  • Food in Zoo: Buffalo meat.
  • Sexual Maturity: 1 years
  • Gestation Period: December-January / 63 days..
  • Average Life Span: 12 years
  • Conservation Status: Included in Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.
  • CITES: Appendix – III

  • English Name: Common Fox
  • Common Name: Common Fox
  • Scientific Name: Vulpes vulpes.
  • Distribution: Distribution extending from the foothills of the Himalaya to the southern tip of peninsular India; from Sindh province of Pakistan on the Western side to southern Bangladesh on the eastern side
  • General Description :
    Foxes are small to medium-sized, omnivorous mammals belonging to several genera of the family Canidae. Foxes have a flattened skull, upright triangular ears, a pointed, slightly upturned snout, and a long bushy tail. Twelve species belong to the monophyletic “true foxes” group of genus Vulpes.
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs. (680 grams)
  • Food in Zoo: Buffalo Meat , Chicken Meat.
  • Sexual Maturity: 10 months.
  • Gestation Period: 52 days.
  • Average Life Span: 2 to 5 yrs.
  • Conservation Status: Included in Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. IUCN Redlist – Least Concern.
  • CITES: Not Listed.

  • English Name: Common Palm Civet Cat
  • Common Name: Common Palm Civet Cat
  • Scientific Name: Paradoxurus hermaphroditus..
  • Distribution: Jammu & Kasmir, Assam, Whole Indian penensula except the desert zone
  • General Description :
    The Asian palm civet’s long, stocky body is covered with coarse, shaggy hair that is usually greyish in colour. It has a white mask across the forehead, a small white patch under each eye, a white spot on each side of the nostrils, and a narrow dark line between the eyes. The muzzle, ears, lower legs, and distal half of the tail are black, with three rows of black markings on the body.
  • Size: Male – 2.75 – 2.90 mtr. (including tail). Female – About 2.65 mtr. (including tail).
  • Weight: Male 180 – 230 kg. Female about 165 kg.
  • Food in Zoo: Minced goat meat, minced chicken meat, ripe banana, cucumber & seasonal fruits.
  • Sexual Maturity: About 11 months
  • Gestation Period: About 90 days.
  • Average Life Span: 9 to 11 Years
  • Conservation Status: WP Act- 1972 ; Schedule II, IUCN Red list : Least Concern
  • CITES: Appendix – III
  • Reason: Poaching & habitat loss.

  • English Name: Leopard Cat
  • Common Name: Leopard Cat
  • Scientific Name: Prionailurus bengalensis.
  • Distribution:n India, they are the second most abundant small felids, after the jungle cat. … Leopard cat densities were highest in Bhadra.
  • General Description :
    A leopard cat is about the size of a domestic cat, but more slender, with longer legs and well-defined webs between its toes. Its small head is marked with two prominent dark stripes and a short and narrow white muzzle..
  • Size: head-body lengths of 38.8–66 cm (15.3–26.0 in), with long 17.2–31 cm (6.8–12.2 in) tails.
  • Weight: leopard cats weigh 0.55–3.8 kg (1.2–8.4 lb).
  • Food in Zoo: Chicken Meat.
  • Sexual Maturity: 13 – 14 months.
  • Gestation Period: 70 days.
  • Average Life Span: 12 to 17 yrs.
  • Conservation Status: Included in Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.
    IUCN Redlist: Least Concern.
  • CITES: Appendix II.

  • English Name: Wild Boar
  • Common Name: Wild Boar
  • Scientific Name: Sus scrofa.
  • Distribution:Madhya Pradesh, India, Karmajhiri range.
  • General Description :
    The wild boar is an omnivorous mainly nocturnal animal closely related to the domestic pig. It was exterminated from the British Isles in medieval times. Wild boars were imported from the Continent for meat farming in the 1980s, and escaped animals established themselves in the wild in the early 1990s. On the Continent, wild boar cause significant damage to agriculture, and act as reservoirs for swine fever and other porcine diseases. The wild boar can be shot all year round, provided that it is listed on the fire-arms certificate.
  • Size: 90 – 200 cm (Adult, Without Tail).
  • Weight: Male: 75 – 100 kg. Female: 60 – 80 kg.
  • Food in Zoo: Crushed Maize, Chopped Leafy Vegetables, whole grains, Wheat Bran
  • Sexual Maturity: 1 Years.
  • Gestation Period: 115 Days.
  • Average Life Span: 10-14 yrs.
  • Conservation Status: Included in Schedule III of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. IUCN Red List: Least Concern.
  • CITES: Not Listed.

  • English Name: Slow Loris
  • Common Name: Slow Loris
  • Scientific Name: Nycticebus.
  • Distribution: The species has the largest geographic range of all slow loris species and is native to Northeast India, Bangladesh and Indochina (Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Vietnam, southern China and Thailand).
  • General Description :
    Slow Lorises might be primates, but they are more sloth like than monkey like. They have relatively short limbs, a small stub of a tail, and large round eyes. These little primates also have dark patches of fur around their eyes, giving them a mask-like appearance.
  • Size: Head-to-body length for the Bengal slow loris is 10 to 15 in (26 to 38 cm).
  • Weight: weighs up to 4.4 lb (2 kg).
  • Food in Zoo: Seasonal fruits,eggs.
  • Sexual Maturity: Between 18 to 24 month’s.
  • Gestation Period: 191 days.
  • Average Life Span: 20 yrs.
  • Conservation Status: Included in Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. IUCN Redlist : Vulnerable.
  • CITES: Appendix – I

  • English Name: Indian Giant Squirrel
  • Common Name: Indian Giant Squirrel
  • Scientific Name: Ratufa indica.
  • Distribution: This species is endemic to India, with main sections of its distribution in the Western Ghats, Eastern Ghats and Satpura Range as far north as Madhya Pradesh
  • General Description :
    The Indian giant squirrel, or Malabar giant squirrel, is a large tree squirrel species in the genus Ratufa native to forests and woodlands in India. It is a diurnal, arboreal, and mainly herbivorous squirrel.
  • Size: head–and–body length of 25–50 cm (10 in–1 ft 8 in).
  • Weight: 1.5–2 kg (3.3–4.4 lb).
  • Food in Zoo: Soaked Bengal Gram,Carrot, Apple, Ripe Banana,other Seasonal Fruits.
  • Sexual Maturity: 2 years.
  • Gestation Period: 84 days.
  • Average Life Span: 20 yrs.
  • Conservation Status: Included in Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. IUCN Redlist: Vulnerable.
  • CITES: Appendix – II

  • English Name: Chevrotain
  • Common Name: Chevrotain
  • Scientific Name: Tragulina.
  • Distribution:The Indian Spotted Chevrotain is a denizen of evergreen and deciduous forests of India and may be partial to well-watered areas.
  • General Description :
    Chevrotains are small even-toed ungulates that make up the family Tragulidae, the only extant members of the infraorder Tragulina. The 10 extant species are placed in three genera, but several species also are known only from fossils.
  • Size: 51 cm to 56 cm.
  • Weight: 1.5 kg to 5.3 kg.
  • Food in Zoo: Soaked Bengal Gram,Carrot, Cabbage,Ripe banana, Leafy Vegetables and green Grass.
  • Sexual Maturity: 3 – 4 years.
  • Gestation Period: 159 days.
  • Average Life Span: 10-15 yrs.(In wild)
  • Conservation Status: Included in Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. IUCN Redlist – Least Concern
  • CITES: Not Listed