Fauna in Bandhavgarh - Mammals of Bandhavgarh

Mammals of Bandhavgarh

Incredible Mammals of Bandhavgarh National Park

Rich biodiversity can be seen in Bandhavgarh. Below are the mammals of Bandhavgarh that can be seen during a wildlife safari in Bandhavgarh:

Tiger - Mammals of Bandhavgarh


Tiger is the common name for Panthera Tigris and is the most charismatic animal of India. It has an orange pelage with broad stripes which are black in colour. These stripes are unique to each tiger and can also act as the identification for each.


Leopard is the common name for Panthera Pardus and is said to be the most adaptable big cat of the Indian Subcontinent. It has a yellow pelage with rosettes which are black in colour.

Spotted Deer

Spotted Deer is the common name for Axis Axis Erxleben and has a reddish-brown pelage. It is also the most common Indian deer.

Sambar Deer

Sambar is the common name for Rusa Unicolor is the largest Indian deer with a dark brown pelage.

Blue Bull

Blue bull is the common name for Boselaphus tragocamelus and is the largest Indian Antelope.

Wild Boar

Indian Wild Boar / Pig is the common name for Sus Scrofa. It has a short muzzle and is a large forest pig.

Indian Bison

Gaur is the common name for Bos Taurus and is a bovine, in fact, largest in India.

Grey Langur

Langur found in Central India jungles are Northern Plains Langur, the Latin name is Semnopithecus Entellus. They have a yellowish-brown or pale orange pelage.

Indian Gazelle

Gazelle Bennetti common called Indian Gazelle is an ungulate found in India and has brown pelage.

Four-horned Antelope

Four-horned antelope is the common name for tetracerus quadricornis and can be characterised as a smaller than Indian Gazelle and has light brown pelage.

List of Other Incredible Mammals of Bandhavgarh:

  • Barking Deer – Muntjac
  • Jungle Cat
  • Chinkara
  • Four-horned Antelope
  • Indian Gaur
  • Wolf
  • Indian Wild Dog
  • Jackal
  • Indian Fox
  • Sambar
  • Spotted Deer
  • Muntjac/Barking Deer
  • Striped Hyaena
  • Sloth Bear
  • Common Langur
  • Rhesus Macaque
  • Wild Boar
  • Small Indian Civet
  • Common Palm Civet
  • Honey Badger
  • Ruddy Mongoose
  • Common Mongoose
  • Indian Pangolin
  • Indian Tree Shrew
  • Grey Musk Shrew
  • Fulvous Fruit Bat
  • Flying Fox
  • Indian False Vampire
  • Indian Pipistrelle
  • Five-striped Squirrel
  • Indian Porcupine
  • Indian Mole Rat
  • Indian Hare

Checklist: Mammals of Bandhavgarh

A checklist of mammals in Bandhavgarh National Park, put together to help you keep a record of mammals seen during your wildlife safari.

SpeciesCommon NameLocal NameScientific Name
CatsTigerBagh / SherPanthera tigris
Leopard /PantherTendua / GulbaghPanthera pardus
Jungle CatJunglee BilliFelis chaus
Antelopes, GazellesBlue BullNilgaiBoselaphus tragocamelus
ChinkaraChinkaraGazella gazella
Four-horned AntelopeChowsinghaTetraceros quadricornis
BovineIndian GaurGaurBos gaurus
DogsWolfBhediyaCanis lupus
Indian Wild DogDhole/Sone Kutta/Jungle KuttaCuon alpinus
JackalGidhar / SiyarCanis aureus
Indian FoxLomdiVulpes bengalensis
DeerSambarSambarCervus unicolor
Spotted DeerChitalAxis axis
Muntjac/Barking DeerKakarMuntiacus muntjak
HyaenaStriped HyaenaLakar-bagghaHyaena hyaena
BearsSloth BearBhalu / ReechMelursus ursinus
Apes, Monkeys,LemursCommon LangurLangurPresbytis entellus
Rehus MacaqueBandarMacaca mulatta
PigWild BoarJunglee SuarSus scrofa
CivetsSmall Indian CiverKasturiViverricula indica
Common Palm CiverKasturiParadoxurus hermaphroditus
WeaselsHoney BadgerKabar BijooMelivora capensis
MongooseRuddy MongooseNevlaHerpestes smithii
Common MongooseNevlaHerpestes edwardsi
PangolinsIndian PangolinChinti KhorManis crassicaudata
InsectivoresIndian Tree ShrewBans GilahriAnathana ellioti
Grey Musk ShrewChachunderSuncus murinus
BatsFulvous Fruit BatChamgadarRousettus leschenaulti
Flying FoxChamgadarPteropus giganteus
Indain False VampireChamgadarMegaerma lyra
Indian PipistrelleChamgadarPipistrellus coromandra
RodentsFive-striped SquirrelGilahriFunambulus pennati
Indian PorcupineSehiHystrix indica
Indian Mole RatChuhaBandicota bengalensis
HaresIndian HareKhargoshLepus nigricollis

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