The Jim Corbett National Park is heaven for the adventure seekers and wildlife adventure lovers. It is not just a national park but a place which is very rich in Biodiversity, consisting of various species of reptiles, birds, trees and mammals. In this post, we have come out with brief facts about Jim Corbett National Park, let us check them out.
Facts about Jim Corbett National Park:
1. Great avifauna consisting of around 580 species of birds:
The park despite having many wild animals and plant species also serve a great purpose of being a great avifauna consisting of around 580 species of birds and is a great sight to watch for bird lovers. Corbett is one of the biggest avifauna that we find today in India.
2. Area of 520.8 km2:
Corbett National Park is India’s first national park which comprises of hills, rivers, marshy areas, grass lands and large lake spread over an area of 520.8 km. sq.
3. Elevation of Jim Corbett Park is between 1,300 feet to 4,000 feet:
The elevation of the Jim Corbett National Park ranges from 1,300 feet (400 m) to 4,000 feet (1,200 m).
4. Due to good monsoon in the area, the park is closed for almost half of the year as the time is utilized to construct the roads that get destroyed due to the monsoons.
5. Comprises of Trees and Grasslands:
The dense forests in the park includes mainly Sal, Haldu, Peepal, Rohini and Mango trees, and these trees are spread over almost 73% of the Corbett National Park, only 10% of the area consists of grasslands.
6. Home to many species:
It is a house to around 110 tree species, 50 species of mammals, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species.
7. Home to the Royal Bengal Tiger and the first park to start Project Tiger:
The center of attraction of the park is that it is a home to the national animal of India, Bengal Tiger of India. The Jim Corbett National park was the first park to start the Project Tiger, the most important initiative taken by the Government of India to protect the Royal Bengal Tiger.
In a recent survey, it was found that 70% of total population of Bengal Tiger take shelter in the Corbett National Park, which is a very big achievement and that shows that the National Park has met its requirements and is very much successful in meeting out its objectives of saving the Royal Bengal Tiger.