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Jim Corbett National Park - Wildlife
Rated amongst the finest national parks of India, the Corbett National Park has the privilege of being the first national park of the country, developed and nurtured by Late Jim Corbett in the year 1936.
The Corbett National Park also enjoys the privilege of being the first national park of India to be covered under the famous Project Tiger (Project Tiger was lunched to protect the diminishing tiger population in India in 1973).
Located in the picturesque surroundings of lush green forests and a series of ridges running parallel to the valley, the park covers an area of 520.8 sq. km and is famous for its individualistic scenic beauty. The wildlife in Corbett National Park is quite rich and varied, difficult to be found in any other national parks of India.
According to a 2-year long survey conducted by a team of wildlife specialists, the wildlife in Corbett National Park comprises of about 50 mammal species, 580 bird species, 25 reptile species and 110 tree species.
The varied wildlife in Corbett National Park ranges from large mammals to the lesser ones, the birds, the reptiles and amphibians, the fishes, the insects, the mollusks, the crustaceans and more. But the Corbett National Park is known for its ferocious yet handsome Royal Bengal Tigers. The park offers congenial environmental conditions for growth and survival of the Royal Bengal Tigers and its prey such as 4 kinds of Deer, Wild Boar and other lesser animals.