List of Endangered Animals in India

India is home to a tremendously diverse population of animals, many of which are endangered or threatened species. Hunting, habitat destruction and ecosystem instability that the biggest icon of India's many animals are also at risk of extinction. According Indianetzone, 410 mammal species are threatened in India - the amount that represents about 9 percent of all mammals in the world.

Whales And Other Cetaceans

List of endangered species in India also includes whales and other cetaceans. Ganges and Indus river dolphins are the two species of river dolphin. These creatures almost blind risk of contaminated water, hunting, fishing nets on rivers and dams. SEI whale, humpback, sperm and blue whales are also threatened the Indian waters.


The Bengal tiger is one of India's most visible endangered creatures. This tiger has been associated with India since British colonial occupation. However, other big cats native to India are in trouble, too. These include the Himalayan snow leopard and the Asiatic lion. According to Wildlife Tours in India, only about 350 of these lions exist.

Rhinoceroses And Elephants


These large herbivorous forest are threatened by poaching and habitat loss. The Indian one-horned rhinoceros has declined as grazing land has been converted into farmland. Its cousin, the Sumatran rhino is a creature of the forest and now live only in small scattered populations. It is considered critically endangered. The elephant in India or Asia has not been threatened by poaching as well as the African elephant, but loss of habitat. According to Animal Info remained around 20,000 elephants in the wild in India.

Small Mammals


Many of the Indians are less impressive animals at risk, too. Several species of shrew, like the Andaman and Nicobar Jenkins shrews, there are only small populations. Servant of the mouse, or a stiff bristly Hare Hare, Kondana hair soft and rat particolored bats are at risk. Namphada flying squirrel is considered critically endangered. species of bats, including rare Salim Ali Fruit Bat, bat Wroughton free-tail bat tube from the nose of Peter, is also a problem. Unfortunately, these small creatures are rarely focuses on the conservation of animal campaigns.

Primates (Monkey)

India is home to a number of endangered primates, including reduced leaf monkey, golden monkey leaves ginnon hoolock and lion-tailed macaques. Many of these creatures have never been common and have difficulty adjusting to the colonies. They are also threatened by the pet trade and by poachers who capture research facilities and zoos.

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