Flora & Fauna In Silent Valley National Park
Silent Valley is treasure trove of many natural plants and species. It is place with some of very rare plantations and insects that is hardly found in the other parts of world. The park is known for its rich diversity of flora and fauna and birthplace for some of the rare plantations, birds and insects. Every year biological researchers discover new varieties of plants in this biosphere region of green vegetation.
Silent Valley biosphere reserve is abundant with much diversity of species such as animals, reptiles, birds and insects. We can spot 730 species of insects, 34 species of mammals and 16 types of birds here. Lion-tailed Macaque is one of the lionized and endangered animals along with NiligiriLangur, Malabar Giant Squirrel, NiligiriTahr and Gaur. Some of other notable animals are Tiger, Leopard, Mongoose, Indian Civet, Dhole, Indian Pangolin, Sambar, Spotted Deer and many more to count.
The park has wide range of birds. Nilgiri Wooden Pigeon, Malabar Parakeet, Grey headed bulbul are among the rare birds found here along with Brain-tailed Grassbird, Rufous Babbler, Niligiri Laughing Thrush and White bellied Shortwing. 128 Varieties of colorful butterflies, 400 species of moths, earthworms, leeches are also found insidet this national park.
The wet rainforest of silent valley is rich in many species of Trees and Plants in which some of the plants are endemic to the Valley. The valley region itself has numerous diversities of Flowering plants, Orchids, Ferns, Liverworts, Lichens and Algae. Many botanical researchers find a new variety of plants every often and it’s a treasure trove for botanical students to explore rich diversity of plantations. The skyscraping trees shroud the forest area and lush green plants makes this place a very dense jungle with colorful flowers.