Indian Endangered Species: Do You Know About Them?

By Saurabh Shukla

Bengal Tiger

Bengal tigers, primarily found in India, face endangerment due to habitat loss and poaching, with less than 2,000 remaining in just 7% of their historical range.

Asiatic Lion

With only 500-650 individuals left in India's Gir Forest, Asiatic lions are endangered due to habitat fragmentation, accidental drownings, and human-wildlife conflicts.

Snow Leopard

Snow leopards, with a population of around 500 in India, are threatened by poaching, prey depletion, conflicts with communities, and habitat loss from human activities.

One-horned Rhinoceros

Once nearly extinct, the Indian Rhinoceros population has rebounded to around 3,700 due to conservation efforts, facing threats from poaching, flooding, and human-wildlife conflicts.


Endangered due to poaching and habitat loss, blackbucks in India, with a population of around 25,000, face threats from stray dogs, pesticides, and vehicles.

Lion-tailed Macaque

With a population of around 4,000 in the Western Ghats, these monkeys are threatened by hunting, habitat loss, and changing behaviors due to human influence.

Resplendent Tree Frog

Critically endangered, discovered in 2010 in Kerala, this rare frog species is found only in Eravikulam National Park, with around 300 individuals, warranting urgent conservation efforts.

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