The Nilgiri Tahr, Gaur, Sloth Bear, Nilgiri Langur, Tiger, Leopard, Giant Squirrel and wild dog are common. Half the world population of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr lives here. Panthers are usually sighted in the open grasslands while Civet cats and Jungle cats live in the Sholas.
Eravikulam National ParkLocationIdukki, Kerala, India and Pooyamkutty forest, Ernakulam district, Kerala, IndiaNearest townMunnar, Palani, Theni, Kothamangalam, AdimaliCoordinates10.2°N 77.083°EArea97 km2 (37 sq mi) . Three major types of plant communities are found in the Park – grasslands, shrublands and forests. The terrain above 2000m is covered primarily by grasslands. However, there are numerous small patches of forests in hollows and gullies in these areas. The deeper valleys are extensively forested. Shrublands predominate along the bases of the cliffs and interspersed in rocky slab areas. The antibacterial glandulosum is found here. As this is monate forest vegetation many small mosses, lichen are also found here.