is a haven for a wide spectrum of wildlife. The
topography of Rajasthan ranges from the barren
desert, scrub-thorn arid forests,rocks and ravines
to wetlands and lush, green forests. And each
of these areas houses a large variety of animal
and bird life. Some of them rare while some endangered.
to tigers, black bucks,chinkara, the rare desert
fox,the endangered caracal, the great Indian bustard,
gavial, monitor lizard, wild boars, porcupine.
Migratory birds like the common crane, ducks,coots,
pelicans and the rare Siberian cranes,imperial
sandgrouse, falcons, buzzards flocks to this state
during the winter months. Typical areas representing
each of the ecosystems have been earmarked as
special areas wildlife. Rajasthan boasts of two
National Parks, over a dozen Sanctuaries and two
Closed Areas. Most of these areas are open to
visitors round the year but are closed briefly
during the monsoon.