Owing to its several national parks, wildlife reserves, bird sanctuaries and thousands of acres of dense forests and mangroves, India is as much a wildlife haven as it is a cultural one. Over the past several years however, we as a nation have continued to cut down our forests at an unprecedented growth, without once thinking about the animals who seek shelter here. To add to that, factors such as climate change and poaching have only added to the dwindling animal numbers. As a result, several wildlife species now stand at the risk of extinction.
It is now time that we, as travellers look beyond the traditional lion and tiger safaris, visit these exotic animals in their natural habitat and spread awareness about their ordeal. Here are the ten of India's rarest animals and where you can spot them before it might be too late: