Animals Of Gir National Park

OrderFamilyEnglish Name Scientific Name Local Name
Insectivorous Soricidae Grey Musk Shrew Sencus murinus Chachunder
Insectivorous Erinaceidae Pale Hedgehog Paraechinus micropus Shero
Chiroptera Pteropodidae Flying Fox Pteropus giganteus Shiyal
Chiroptera Pteropodidae Short Nosed fruit bat Cynopteerus sphinx Chamachidiyu
Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Indian pipistrelle Pipstrellus coromandra -
Chiroptera Emballonuridae Bearded Sheattailed Bat Tophozous melanopogon -
Primates Cercopithecidae Hanuman Langur Presbytis entellus Hanuman Langur
Pholidata Manidae Indian Pangolin Manis crassicaudata Kidikhau
Lagomorpha Leoporide Indian Hare Lepus nigricollis Sasloo
Rhodentia Sciuridaeatus Five stripped farm squirrel Funambulus pennanti Panch tapkavali
Rhodentia Cricetidae Indian Gerbille Tetra Indica Ooonder
Rhodentia Meridae Field Mouse Mus boonduga Kshetriya Oonder
Rhodentia Meridae Common house rat Rattus rattus rattus oonder
Rhodentia Meridae Kutch Rock Rat Rattus rattus girensis Kutch Oonder
Rhodentia Meridae Rock Rat Rattus rattus rufescens Oonder
Rhodentia Meridae Bandicoat Rat Bandicota indica
Rhodentia Meridae Indian Mole Rat Bandica bengalensis
Rhodentia Hystelidae Indian Porcupine Hystrix indica Shahudi
Carnivora Canidae Jackal Canis aureus Shiyal
Carnivora Canidae Indian Fox Vulpes engalensis Lonkdi
Carnivora Mustelidae Ratal or Honey Badger Mellivora capensis Ghokhodiya
Carnivora Viverridae Small Indian Civet Vivericula indica Vij
Carnivora Herpestidae Common Mongoose Herpestes edwadsi Naliya
Carnivora Herpestidae Small Indian Mongoose Herpestes auropunctatus Nano Naliya
Carnivora Herpestidae Ruddy Mongoose Herpestes smithi Naliya
Carnivora Hyaenidae Stripped Hyena Hyaena hyaena Jharakh
Carnivora Felidae Asiatic Lion Panthera Leo parsica Sinh
Carnivora Felidae Leopard / Panther Panthera pardus Dipdo
Carnivora Felidae Jungle cat Felis Chaus Jungli Biladi
Carnivora Felidae Desert cat Felis Libyca Raan Biladi
Carnivora Felidae Rusty Spotted cat Felis rubignosa Taapkavari Biladi
Artiodactyla Suidae Indian Wild Boar Sus Scrofa Jungli Bhund
Artiodactyla Cervidae Sambar Cervus unicolor Sambar
Artiodactyla Cervidae Chital/Spotted Deer Axis axis Chital
Artiodactyla Bovidae Chinkara / Indian Gazelle Gazelle gazelle Chinkara
Artiodactyla Bovidae Blackbuck Antilope cervicapra Kaliyar
Artiodactyla Bovidae Chowsingha Tetracerus quadricornis Chowsingha
Artiodactyla Bovidae Nilgai / Blue bull Baselaphus tragocamelus Nilgai

Population Name of Animals

  • Lion 523
  • Leopard 500
  • Hyaena 147
  • Chital 46000
  • Sabar 3870
  • Nil Gai 1040
  • Chowsingha 700
  • Chinkara 510
  • Wild Boar 3310

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  1. Do not disturb the animals during day time as most of the nocturnal animals sleep during day time.
  2. Do not try to irritate the animals or make them angry by teasing them.
  3. Take official guides along with you on the park trip.
  4. Do not smoke inside the park.
  5. Do not use flash or intrusive photography.
  6. For the safety of the visitors, walking and hiking within the vicinity of the park is not allowed.
  7. Camping and picnicking is not allowed within the park.