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Animal life in India
- Great diversity in terms of wildlife is found in India.
- In the hot and humid forests, elephants are found in great number.
- In the swampy and marshy lands of Assam, one-horned rhinoceroses are found while in the arid lands wild ass and camels are found.
- Snow leopards and yaks are found in the snow-capped regions of the Himalayas while in the Peninsular region, Indian Bisons, deer, antelopes and monkeys are found.
- Many turtles, crocodiles and gavials (Gharial) are found in the rivers, estuaries and coastal areas.
- A variety of birds like Peacocks, the Great Indian bustard, Kingfishers, peasants, ducks, parakeets, cranes, and pigeons are found in the forests and wetlands of India.
- One significant feature of the wildlife in India is that it is the only country in the world where both tigers and lions are found.
Concept: Indian Wildlife
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