India is one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world with three biodiversity hotspots, the Eastern Himalayas, the Western Ghats or (Sahyadri), and the Hills of India belonging to the Myanmar (Burma) border. Zoological Survey of India identifies over 89,000 species in the country. Of these there are protests number 2577, mollusia 5070, anthropoda 68389, amphibian 209, mammalian 390, reptilian 456, members of protochordata 119, pises 2546, aves 1232 and other invertebrates 8329.
Indian Animals include the Elephant
, Indian bison (Gaur
), Indian Rhinoceros, Swamp deer. Himalayan wild sheep, Ibex, Shrew, Tapir, Markhor, Thamin spotted deer, Nilgai, Indian Antelope (Black Buck), Tiger
, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Marbled Cat etc. Several birds like pheasants geese, ducks, mynahs, parakeets, pigeons, cranes, hornbills, and some birds inhabit in Indian forests and wet lands.