Nepal is home to immensely diverse wildlife and has a wide variety of animals across the country’s geographical variations. The country has established various national parks and conservation areas to protect the diverse species of flora and fauna. Many of these national parks are protected by an army which operates regular patrolling to stop the poachers.

More than 185 species of mammals are found in Nepal including the Bengal tiger, Bengal fox, clouded leopard, Indian rhinoceros, Indian elephant, marbled cat, red panda, snow leopard, and Tibetan wolf. These animals can be found in all the ecological belts, from snowy Himalayan Mountains to thick forests, to the plains.

You are likely to confront with some rare animals including the Asiatic elephant, Royal Bengal, the one-horned rhinoceros, monkey, hyena, jackal, antelope, wild boar, sloth bear and spotted deer. Nepal is not only prominent in the impressive array of large mammals, but also for the excessive selection of birdlife. In total Nepal is home to 900 species of bird, 32 of which are globally threatened.