Periyar is a protected area, and a nature reserve in the South Indian State of Kerala, set high in the mountains of the Western Ghats along the border with Tamil Nadu. This place is famous for elephant. Altogether 62 different kinds of mammal have been recorded in Periyar, including many threatened ones. Periyar is a highly protected tiger reserve and elephant reserve.
There are an estimated 53 tigers (2010) in the reserve.Tourists also come here to view the Indian elephants by the Periyar lake. The elephant number around 900 to 1000 individuals. Other mammals found here include gaur, Bison, sambar (horse deer), barking deer, mouse deer, Dholes (Indian wild dogs), mongoose, foxes and leopards.
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