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Photo Blog: Wildlife In Kerala

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access_time May 10, 2017 chat_bubble_outline 0 comments 3591 views

Known for its sun-kissed beaches, backwater cruises and age-old traditions of Ayurveda, God’s Own Country, Kerala is also a treasure trove of exotic wildlife!

Kerala’s lush green landscape has a huge forest area of 11,125 sq km and is home to 5 national parks and 13 wildlife sanctuaries. From tigers, wild elephants, mongooses and exotic birds, the wildlife here draws a majority of the tourists. Here’s a look at these beautiful animals you must visit these national parks and sanctuaries for:

Stripe-Necked Mongoose, Periyar National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary

They say, you are lucky if you can spot the stripe-necked mongoose at the Periyar National Park

You’re lucky if you can spot the stripe-necked mongoose at Periyar National Park

Spotted Deer, Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary

Did you know the spotted deer is known to "roar" as a challenge to rival males (and possibly attract females)

Did you know the spotted deer is known to “roar” as a challenge to rival males (and possibly attract females)?

Peacock, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Behold the majestic beauty of the Indian peacock

Behold the majestic beauty of the national bird of India, the peacock

Mugger Crocodile, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

The mugger or Indian crocodile is 16 ft tall, with a snout that gives them an appearance of the American alligator

The mugger (Indian crocodile) is 16 ft long, with a snout that gives an appearance of the American alligator

Wild Boar, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Did you know: The boars always roam in packs? So if you spot one, you are sure to spot many following after

Did you know that boars always roam in packs? So if you spot one, more are sure to follow

Malabar Giant Squirrel, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

Fact: The malabar giant squirrels are wary and shy in nature

Fact: The shy Malabar giant squirrel can jump up to 20 feet from tree to tree

Sloth Bear, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary

Fun Fact: Sloth bears are the only bears that carry their young ones on their back

Fun Fact: Sloth bears are the only bears that carry their young ones on their back

Malabar Trogon, Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary

Spend your early morning tracking rare species like malabar trogon at Chimmony Sanctuary

Spend your early morning tracking rare species like the Malabar trogon at Chimmony Sanctuary

Hanuman Monkey, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Play with the cutest gray langurs, also called as hanuman monkeys at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Play with the cutest gray langurs, also known as Hanuman monkeys at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Lion-Tailed Macaque, Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary

 Spot the appealing wanderoos or lion-tailed macaques roaming around freely in the Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary

Spot the appealing wanderoos or lion-tailed macaques roaming freely in Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary

Sambar Deer, Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary     

 Did you know: the sambar deer has been reported to eat between 130 and 180 different plant species

Did you know that the sambar deer has been reported to eat between 130 to 180 different plant species?

White-Breasted Waterhen, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

Get clicking! The shots of the majestic white-breasted water-hens are not to be missed!

Get clicking! Shots of the majestic white-breasted water-hens are not to be missed!

Indian Bison/Gaur, Kurinjimala Sanctuary

Experience the rare pleasure of seeing the 7 ft endangered gaur or Indian bison here

Experience the rare pleasure of seeing the 7 ft tall endangered gaur or Indian bison

Bengal Tiger, Eravikulam National Park

The tigers are the most sought after animals for the tourists at the Ervikulam National Park

Most tourists who visit Ervikulam National Park come for a sighting of the tiger

Nilgiri Tahr, Silent Valley National Park

The male nilgiri tahrs are also called as 'saddle-backs'

Male nilgiri tahrs are also known as ‘saddle-backs’

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Aishwarya Menon

Aishwarya loves stories. Be it the illustrious tales told in movies or the glorious travel experiences, she believes there's always story behind everything. Apart from binge-watching an unhealthy amount of TV shows and movies, she also constantly dreams about someday settling in the mountains. Follow her escapades on Twitter and Instagram: @TheBlurryFiles

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