Wildlife of Chitwan

Stock Photography By Heather Farish

Chitwan is the best known wildlife national park in Nepal. Located in the Terrai, south of the mountains and close to the India border, the park is home to the Asian rhinoceros, deer, tigers, elephants and a plethora of birds. Exploring the park can be done on elephant back, in a canoe, by foot or in a jeep.

Mist rising over the Rapti river in Chitwan
Mist rising over the Rapti
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Rapti river in Chitwan National Park
Rapti river in Chitwan National
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Elephant safari into the Chitwan jungle
Elephant safari into the
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Chitwan mahoot on an Asian elephant
Chitwan mahoot on an Asian
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Elephant safari in Chitwan with rhinoceros
Elephant safari in Chitwan with
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Crocodile and heron on Chitwan river bank
Crocodile and heron on Chitwan
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Kingfisher in Chitwan National Park
Kingfisher in Chitwan National
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Boarding elephants for a jungle safari
Boarding elephants for a jungle
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Side of the face of an Asian elephant
Side of the face of an Asian
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Asian elephant resting trunk on post
Asian elephant resting trunk on
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Decorated face of an Asian elephant
Decorated face of an Asian
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One-horned Asian rhinoceros grazing
One-horned Asian rhinoceros
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Two One-horned Asian rhinoceroses
Two One-horned Asian
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Working Asian elephants crossing the river
Working Asian elephants
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Lizard in Chitwan National Park
Lizard in Chitwan National Park
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Bengal tiger paw prints
Bengal tiger paw prints
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Sunrise in Chitwan National Park
Sunrise in Chitwan National
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Greater one horned rhinoceros in water
Greater one horned rhinoceros
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Greater one horned rhinoceros in Chitwan
Greater one horned rhinoceros
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Greater one horned rhinoceros in Chitwan
Greater one horned rhinoceros
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Greater one horned rhinoceros in Chitwan
Greater one horned rhinoceros
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Asian elephants after bathing
Asian elephants after bathing
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Asian elephants spraying water
Asian elephants spraying water
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Elephant safari at Chitwan National Park
Elephant safari at Chitwan
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A river crossing on an elephant safari
A river crossing on an elephant
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Elephant safari at Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge
Elephant safari at Tiger Tops
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One elephant and mahout with an umbrella
One elephant and mahout with an
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1. Mist rising over the Rapti river in Chitwan. Chitwan National Park situated in southern Nepal is home to the single-horned Asian rhinoceros, tigers, deer, monkeys and a huge variety of birds. It can be explored on elephant back, on foot or by boat. Chitwan became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

2. Rapti river in Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park situated in southern Nepal is home to the single-horned Asian rhinoceros, tigers, deer, monkeys and a huge variety of birds. It can be explored on elephant back, on foot or by boat. Chitwan became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

3. Elephant safari into the Chitwan jungle. Chitwan National Park situated in southern Nepal is home to the single-horned Asian rhinoceros, tigers, deer, monkeys and a huge variety of birds. It can be explored on elephant back, on foot or by boat. Chitwan became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

4. Chitwan mahoot on an Asian elephant. Chitwan National Park situated in southern Nepal is home to the single-horned Asian rhinoceros, tigers, deer, monkeys and a huge variety of birds. It can be explored on elephant back, on foot or by boat. The elephants used on these safaris usually have their faces decorated and are under the control of a mahoot. Chitwan became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

5. Elephant safari in Chitwan with rhinoceros. Chitwan National Park situated in southern Nepal is home to the one-horned Asian rhinoceros (or Indian rhinoceros), tigers, deer, monkeys and a huge variety of birds. It can be explored on elephant back, on foot or by boat. Chitwan became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

6. Crocodile and heron on Chitwan river bank. Chitwan National Park situated in southern Nepal is home to the one-horned Asian rhinoceros (or Indian rhinoceros), tigers, deer, monkeys and a huge variety of birds. It can be explored on elephant back, on foot or by boat. Chitwan became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

7. Kingfisher in Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park situated in southern Nepal is home to the one-horned Asian rhinoceros (or Indian rhinoceros), tigers, deer, monkeys and a huge variety of birds. It can be explored on elephant back, on foot or by boat. Chitwan became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

8. Boarding elephants for a jungle safari. Chitwan National Park situated in southern Nepal is home to the single-horned Asian rhinoceros, tigers, deer, monkeys and a huge variety of birds. It can be explored on elephant back, on foot or by boat. Chitwan became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

9. Side of the face of an Asian elephant. Chitwan National Park situated in southern Nepal is home to the single-horned Asian rhinoceros, tigers, deer, monkeys and a huge variety of birds. It can be explored on elephant back, on foot or by boat. Chitwan became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. Close to Sauruha is an Elephant breeding centre where Asian elephants can be seen in close-up.

10. Asian elephant resting trunk on post. Chitwan National Park situated in southern Nepal is home to the single-horned Asian rhinoceros, tigers, deer, monkeys and a huge variety of birds. It can be explored on elephant back, on foot or by boat. Chitwan became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. Close to Sauruha is an Elephant breeding centre where Asian elephants can be seen in close-up.

11. Decorated face of an Asian elephant. Chitwan National Park situated in southern Nepal is home to the single-horned Asian rhinoceros, tigers, deer, monkeys and a huge variety of birds. It can be explored on elephant back, on foot or by boat. The elephants used on these safaris usually have their faces decorated. Chitwan became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

12. One-horned Asian rhinoceros grazing. Chitwan National Park situated in southern Nepal is home to the one-horned Asian rhinoceros (or Indian rhinoceros), tigers, deer, monkeys and a huge variety of birds. It can be explored on elephant back, on foot or by boat. Chitwan became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

13. Two One-horned Asian rhinoceroses. Chitwan National Park situated in southern Nepal is home to the one-horned Asian rhinoceros (or Indian rhinoceros), tigers, deer, monkeys and a huge variety of birds. It can be explored on elephant back, on foot or by boat. Chitwan became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

14. Working Asian elephants crossing the river. Chitwan National Park situated in southern Nepal is home to the one-horned Asian rhinoceros (or Indian rhinoceros), tigers, deer, monkeys and a huge variety of birds. It can be explored on elephant back, on foot or by boat. Chitwan became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. Many of the elephants there, such as these shown here are working elephants.

15. Lizard in Chitwan National Park. Besides the large animals, there are many birds, insects and reptiles that can be seen in Chitwan National Park. This lizard was seen at Tiger Tops Lodge.

16. Bengal tiger paw prints. Chitwan National Park, in southern Nepal, is home to a number of hard to see tigers. Footprints are the closest most people get to seeing them.

17. Sunrise in Chitwan National Park. The Indian Rhinoceros or Great One-Horned Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros unicornis, can be readily seen wild in national parks such as Chitwan, in the Terai region of Nepal.

18. Greater one horned rhinoceros in water. The Indian Rhinoceros or Great One-Horned Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros unicornis, can be readily seen wild in national parks such as Chitwan, in the Terrai region of Nepal.

19. Greater one horned rhinoceros in Chitwan. The Indian Rhinoceros or Great One-Horned Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros unicornis, can be readily seen wild in national parks such as Chitwan, in the Terrai region of Nepal.

20. Greater one horned rhinoceros in Chitwan. The Indian Rhinoceros or Great One-Horned Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros unicornis, can be readily seen wild in national parks such as Chitwan, in the Terrai region of Nepal.

21. Greater one horned rhinoceros in Chitwan. The Indian Rhinoceros or Great One-Horned Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros unicornis, can be readily seen wild in national parks such as Chitwan, in the Terrai region of Nepal.

22. Asian elephants after bathing. The Asian elephant, Elephas maximus, can be readily seen in the Terrai region of Nepal either wild in national parks or domesticated particularly used for elephant safaris in national parks such as Chitwan.

23. Asian elephants spraying water. The Asian elephant, Elephas maximus, can be readily seen in the Terrai region of Nepal either wild in national parks or domesticated particularly used for elephant safaris in national parks such as Chitwan.

24. Elephant safari at Chitwan National Park. An elephant safari is one method of transportation at Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge. This lodge is located in the jungle of Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal, requiring both jeep and canoe transport to reach it. An elephant safari is the ideal way to wildlife spotting especially to see the Asian one-horned rhinoceros, deer and, for the lucky, tigers.

25. A river crossing on an elephant safari. An elephant safari is one method of transportation at Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge. This lodge is located in the jungle of Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal, requiring both jeep and canoe transport to reach it. An elephant safari is the ideal way to wildlife spotting especially to see the Asian one-horned rhinoceros, deer and, for the lucky, tigers.

26. Elephant safari at Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge. An elephant safari is one method of transportation at Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge. This lodge is located in the jungle of Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal, requiring both jeep and canoe transport to reach it. An elephant safari is the ideal way to wildlife spotting especially to see the Asian one-horned rhinoceros, deer and, for the lucky, tigers.

27. One elephant and mahout with an umbrella. This elephant is getting grass to feed the ten elephants that Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge keeps. This lodge is located in the jungle of Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal, requiring both jeep and canoe transport to reach it.

 

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