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Corbett National Park, Uttaranchal, India


Established as Hailey National Park in 1935, this park spread over 521 sq km was first renamed Ramganga in 1954 and then Corbett in 1957, in memory of Jim Corbett, a British tiger hunter turned conservationist and author of the classic Man-eaters of Kumaon. Located in the foothills of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas about 50 km northwest of Ramnagar town, the park consists mainly of the broad Patlidoon Valley, through which the Ramganga River flows west. The forest cover includes sal (Shorea), teak, oak, silver fir, spruce, cypress, and birch. India's Project Tiger was established here in 1973. Langur, sloth bear, Indian gray mongoose, Himalayan palm civet, elephant, wild boar, common otter, porcupine, barking deer, nilgai, black kite, shikra, Indian white backed vulture, black partridge, red jungle fowl, and peafowl are also found in the park. In all, the park contains 110 tree species, 50 mammals species, 580 bird species, and 25 reptile species. [Adapted from Encyclopedia Britannica.]

Shivalik hills

"A large hearted gentleman"
-- Jim Corbett (1, 2, 3, 4)

Wild elephants

Ramganga river


Termite hill (more)


Golden jackal


Sambhar deer


Morning fog


Wild Indian elephant


Ambling female


Spraying dirt


Butt shot


Common Indian monkey


Mother and child


Picking lice


Taking a break


Foothills of the Himalayas


Reservoir (more)


Ghariyal crocodile


Evening hues


Wild boar


Vulture


Eagle


Monitor lizard (more)


Sal forest


Morning light


Ramganga river


Local bird


Tame elephants


Ramganga river (1, 2)


Crossing the river


Looking for tigers


Weaver bird nests


Weaver bird nests


Chital (Spotted deer)


Wildflowers

Market day at Gaudhi village near Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh (en route Corbett National Park)


Animal trader


Animal market


Cows and buffaloes for sale


Potential purchase


Chili and spice


Chili and spice


Chili and spice


Chili and spice


Beans and lentils


Girls gathering cow dung


Tractor engine


Visitors


 

 

 

 

 

 

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