Ranthambore National Park is one of the most well-known parks, securing the topmost position in all the national parks in the world. The history behind the park grabs many tourists’ attention, and for these reasons, travel freaks come to this place with a lot of enthusiasm and excitement. Thus, let us see and learn more about this park and the thrilling of this wildlife sanctuary. The park is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, and the park got its name from the famous fort called Ranthambore. The fort is located in the middle of the jungle, which gives the imperial era’s story.
Before India’s independence, most of the places were covered with green forests, but with industrial development and as the population grew, deforestation increased, and wildlife began to suffer extinction. It called upon the need to give attention to nature, and the government started to conserve the wildlife, among which they tried to reserve the most famous Royal Bengal Tiger. From then, the Ranthambore National Park was declared to be one of the tiger conservation programs instigated in 1973.
Before the end of the imperial era, the ground was the elusive hunting area for the Maharajas of Jaipur. Tourists come here to explore the deep forest by jeep safari. You can obtain the safari by Ranthambore Safari Booking before entering the park.
You will be surprised to know that due to lockdown and the Covid-19 pandemic, many rare species were captured by the forest cameras. The less tourist influence in the park remained closed for a continuous 5-7 months; the species could move freely and independently enough to creep in the forest.
A video went viral recently that a pair of caracals came were spotted by the forest department’s cameras. The species is scarce as they have a shy nature and cannot be seen because of the vast crowd visiting the park. Many of us don’t have heard about this name before; Caracal also named Siygosh because its ears are black. They are found mainly in the Kutch of Gujarat, Ghana of Bharatpur, and Ranthambore National Park.
The numbers are so small, approx. half of the number of tigers in Ranthambore National Park. They love to eat birds, and their primary food is Peacock in birds. They belong to the cat family and look familiar to cats. These are medium in size and are native to Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, and India, listed as a threatened species in the IUCN Red List.
Thus, it can be said that humans are responsible for taking away the independence of many species. They cannot even roam freely in their natural habitat because of humans’ increasing interference in their lives. But thanks to our government, they are taking extraordinary measures to conserve these rare species in the Ranthambore National Park with special care.