Natural vegetation and animals in Western Ghats
Natural vegetation and animals in the Western Ghats
The Western Ghats receive abundant rainfall up to 250 cm annually. High rainfall and hot and humid climate have led to the growth of luxuriant forests in the region. While a portion of the Sahyadri Mountains have tropical rainforests, the southern parts have the typical ‘shola’ forests which have a wide variety of species. The Western Ghats are the home of a variety of wildlife such as elephant, bison, leopard, black panther, tiger, bear, wild boar and several species of langur.