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Leaves don't rustle! Water doesn't trickle! Grasses stop to move! Even the wind pauses to hold its breath and watch the drama unfold! Then all of a sudden the Jungle springs to life! Langurs groan. Branches of trees begin to swing under their springing jumps. Fleeting hooves rustle the grass. Heavy bodies splash the water. Spotted Deers let out the alarm call. Let it be known - the King is here - "Hail, the King!" Lesser creatures flee. The King sweeps a gaze over his Kingdom. Period. Utter silence. The show begins.

Flora in Pench National Park

A The Pench National Park is very rich in fauna and a number of endangered species have made it their habitat. There are 25 tigers under this umbrella of the Park. 39 species of mammals, 13 species of reptiles, 3 species of amphibians and over 170 varieties of birds have already been listed.Apart from mammals and other land-based wildlife, the park is also rich in bird life.

According to an estimation of the wildlife authorities, the bird population in the park counts to be over 210 species like barbets, bulbul, minivets orioles, wagtails, munias, mynas, waterfowls and blue kingfishers.

Reptiles
S.No Family / Name Scientific Name
1 Common Sand Boa
Eryx conicus
2 Red Sand Boa Eryx johnii
3 Indian Rock Python Python molurus
4 Common Vine Snake Ahaetulla nasutus
5 Buff-Striped Keelback Amphiesma stolatum
6 Checkered Keelback Xenochrophis piscator
7 Common Cat Snake Boiga trigonata
8 Common wolf snake Oligodon fasciatus
9 Banded Kukri Snake Oligodon arnenesis
10 Rat Snake Ptyas mucosa
11 Russell's Viper Daboia russellii
12 Saw-scaled Viper Echis carinatus
13 Spectacled CobraTouch-Me NotMimosa pudicaVIICucurbitaceae
14 Madras Pea Pumpkin Mukia maderaspatena
15 Common Fringe-Flowered VineTrisy Eclipta Prostate(=alba)
16 Graham's Groundsel Senecio grahamiIXConvolvulaceae
17 Little Glory Evolvus alsinioides
18 Indian Flapshell Turtle Lissemys punctata


Amphibians
S.No Name Scientific Name
1 Common Toad
Bufo melanostictus
2 Marbled Toad Bufo Stomaticus
3 Ornate Microhylid Microhyla ornate
4 Common Tree Frog Polypedates maculates
5 Skitterig Frog Euphlystis cyanophlyctus
6 Indian Bull Frog Hoplobatrachus tigerinus
7 Jerdon's Bull Frog Hoplobatrachus crassus
8 Indian Cricket Frog Limnonectes limnocharis


Butterflies
S.No Name Scientific Name
1 Common MormonPrinceps
Polytes romulus
2 Great MormonPrinceps Memnon agenor
3 Yellow Swallowtail Papilio Machaon
4 Crimson Rose Pachliopta hector
5 Common Rose Pachliopta aristolochiae aristolochiae
6 Great Egg Fly Hypolimnnas bolina
7 Danaid Egg Fly Hypolimnas missipus
8 Common Sailer Neptis hylas varmona
9 Baronet Symphaedra nais
10 Common Grass Yellow Eurema hecabe contubrnalis
11 Common Jezebel Delias eucharis
12 Cabbage whit Pieris canidia indica
13 Common tiger Danaus genutia



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