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Mammals

Salil Dalvi - nov 22, 2018

Today Panna is the most outstanding, well-managed habitat for all those miscellaneous wildlife creatures of India. The national park is an ideal home to variety of flora and fauna including vultures, cheetals, chinkaras, sambhar and sloth bears. Panna is also an ideal home to the king of the jungles- the royal tigers (Panthera tigris) along with his fellow beings leopard (Panthera pardus), wild dog (Cuon alpinus), wolf (Canis lupus), hyaena (Hyaena hyaena), caracal (Felus caracal) and other smaller cats.

The wooded areas are dotted with sambar, the largest of Indian deers, chital and chowsingha. One can easily see nilgai and chinkara in most open areas in the grasslands, especially on the periphery.

Avifauna

Salil Dalvi - nov 22, 2018

The number of bird species found in Panna is 200 that include the migratory counts. One can find the species like white necked stork, bareheaded goose, honey Buuzzard, King vulture, Blossom headed Parakeet, Paradise flycatcher, Slaty headed Scimitar babbler for the most chirping and wildering effects in Panna.

Reptiles

Salil Dalvi - nov 22, 2018

Panna also boasts variety of snakes, including the python and other reptiles in the vicinity.

Flora in Panna Tiger Reserve

Salil Dalvi - nov 22, 2018

The areas of Panna Tiger Reserve have dry and hot climate. Such climate brings the dry Teak and dry mixed forest by coupling with shallow Vindhyan soils. The dominating vegetation type is miscellaneous dry deciduous forest inter spread with grassland areas. Other major forest types are open grasslands, open woodlands and riverines with tall grasses and thorny woodlands. The characteristic floral species discovered in this area are Tectona grandis, Diospyros melanoxylon, Madhuca indica, Buchnania latifolia, Anogeissus latifolia, Anogeissus pendula, Lannea coromandelica, Bosswelia serrata etc.