A few centuries ago, the Indian one horned Rhinocerous ranged across the north Indian plains in the wetlands of the rivers Indus, Ganga, and Brahmaputra. Today this survivor from the prehistoric times is found only in pockets in the north eastern state of Assam and in Nepal.
The Asian elephant is one of three species in the order Proboscidea, the others being the Savanna elephant and the Forest elephant. The Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) is a one of three subspecies or races of the Asian elephant ''Elephas maximus". The other two subspecies of the Asian elephant are E. m. sumatranus on Sumatra and E. m. maximus of Sri Lanka. The Indian elephant for example, is larger, has longer front legs and a thinner body than the Asian elephant found in Thailand.
An average Asiatic Lion, also known as the Indian Lion, is generally 2.5 m to 2.9 m tall, and weighs between 200 to 250 kg. It has a majestic mane and a big tail tuft. Indian Lions move about in prides, comprising 2-3 male adults and more lionesses and cubs. They communicate with each other with a variety of grunts, meows, growls, moans and roars, and while female cubs stay with the pride, the males leave after they are three years old.
It used to be found all over India except the northeast. It does not live in dense forest but in open plains. It is one of the fastest animals on earth and can out run any animal over long distances.
Every wildlifer dreams to go on the quest of this elusive cat - snow leopard. Seeing snow leopard in its natural environment would skip a beat for sure. They have exceptionally long tail and thick fur to keep them warm diring the long winters. They dote on Bharal and ibex. Lot of personal preparation from individual is required to go on this trek into himalyas. Afterall they are called the ghost of mountains.