Animals in Dudhwa

Fresh pug marks and the scratching on nearby trees are signs of the presence of Tiger. Tiger is an animal which uses stealth to hunt and survive and in the forest of Dudhwa the tall grass and dense vegetation, further hidden from our eyes, makes the sighting of this majestic animal even more exciting and memorable. It is said that the Tiger sees every visitor to the forest and only the lucky ones see it.

Forest of Dudhwa is full of life, where else can one see five species of deer namely the Chital or Spotted Deer, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Swamp Deer and the Sambar. Wild Boars, the primary prey of the Tiger is found in abundance here. Leopards, Jungle cats, Fishing cats and Leopard cats silently move on the forest floor hunting small animals.

At dusk, the creatures of night- Porcupines, Civets, Jackals and Bats become active and one should keep a look out for them from the safety of the guest houses.

Hispid Hare is the rarest mammal to be found in Dudhwa. The grasslands are not only the home to Hispid Hare but also provide Elephants, which have migrated from Nepal, their fodder grounds.


Reptiles are cold-blooded animals and includes the Snakes, Lizards, Turtles and crocodiles.

The Lizards found in Dudhwa include the Monitor Lizard, Gecko, Garden Lizard and Indian Chameleon.

Pythons can be sighted near the marshes and an alert eye can also see the Rat Snake, Cobra, Common Krait or the Banded Krait among the fifteen other species found here.

The Muggar Crocodile lie basking in the Sun along the river banks and tal of Dudhwa and an early morning Sun also invites Turtles to the banks to gather the heat. Of the thirty one species of Turtle found in India , fifteen are found in Dudhwa.