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The nilgai or blue bull is the largest Asian antelope and one of the most commonly seen species of wild animals in india. Nilgai is diurnal creature found onhabitting indian grasslands. Their range covers national parks plains and low hills with shrubs.


Woodpecker's don't have any vocal cards that mean they cant make sound. Drumming trees with their beaks play an important part of their communication with each other!

Drumming- also called tapping and rapping is a woodpecker's act of rapidly pecking on a resonant object to create a pattern of sound.


Hornbill are called 'Farmers of the forest' as they dependent on tropical forest habitats that contain large, tall trees and disperse the seeds of many trees and keep the forest alive.

Most Hornbill species in india are listed as vulnerable or near threatened by the international union for conservation of nature. The major threats to these birds are hunting and loss of habitat.

Lion Tailed Macaque

It is a medium to sized macaque of southern india Lion-tailed macaques are found in dense forests along the western Ghats. The call of this monkey is like a human and sounds like 'Coyeh' or a coo.

They don't often come to the ground they are excellent swimmers and are quadrupedal i.e. they walk on all four limbs. It is a good climber and spend most of its life in the upper branches.

Indian Bull Frog

Hoplobatrachus tigerinus. It is also known as Indus Valley Bull frog.It is a large species of frog found in India. They inhabit holes and bushes near permanent water sources.the frog does not stay in water for a long time;it spends most of its time and feeding in surrounding vegetation.

They feed on various type of insects,invertebrates,mice,shrews, young frogs,earthworms,roundworm,juvenile snakes,and small birds.

Snow Leopard

Snow leopards can't roar. Snow leopards are found at atitudes between 3000 and 5,200 meters (9,800 and 17,000 feet) in the high, rugged mountains of Central Asia including the himalayan mountains. Snow leopards can kill prey weighing as three times their own body weight. Cubs are born blind and don't gain their sight until they're nine days old. Snow Leopards are an endangered species.

Barn Owl

(Tyto alba) Barn Owls can see an object at 2 meters with an illumination of 0.00000073 foot candlles. This is equivalent to a person seeing an object by the light of a match a mile way.They have also super sensitive heaieing.They usually hunt at night.

Honey Badger

Honey badgers have been listed in the Guinness Book of World Record as "the most fearless animal on the planet"!! Their thick skin helps protect them from the deadliest of all snakebites. they are very aggeressive manmmals and known to fight off lions and leopards on a few occasions.Its diet consists of beetles,scorpions,tortoises,lizards,snakes,rodents as well as monogoose.They also like to eat roots, berries and bulbs.


Ants are capable of carrying objects 50 times their own body wight with their mandibles.


crows can recognize human faces and will even hold grudges against people they dont't like.

Things To know

Rules & Regulation

Please follow the rules and regulation as per the wildlife protection act 1972 to avoid impose punishment for violating the same. The schedules give absolute protection to certain species and these cannot be infringed on any account.Offences related to trade and commerce in trophies, animals articles etc. Derived from certain animals attracts a term of imprisonment up to three years and/or a fine up to Rs. 25,000/-.

Things To Do

Melghat Tiger Reserve offers various activities like day safari, Night Safari, Full day Safari, Night Machaan Stay, Kayaking, Elephant ride, Trekking, Adventure activities like zorbi ball, Burma bridge, River crossing, Parallel bridge and many more. These various activities are available at tourist destination like Aamzari, Semadoh, Kolkas, Harisal, Shahanur. The tribal dance show can be arranged on request. Home stay facility is also provided to experience the culture & day to day life style of tribal.

Place To Go

Melghat tiger reserve has many places to explore. The popular destination for the tourism point of view are Chikhaldara, Aamzari, Semadoh, Kolkas, Harisal & Shahanur. Please find the details in 'How to reach" to these various destination in Melghat Tiger Reserve

Events Of Melghat

Melghat keeps organizing various event for all. The list of popular events -Be a Naturalist, Mel-Con, Ephil Dodo, Bird Race, Monsoon Trek, Logo banao Logo, Photography competitions etc. To get updates about these events please follow our page Melghat Tiger Reserve on facebook.