Corbett National Park was the first Tiger Reserve under the project in India. So from that point of view, Corbett is one of the oldest as well as the largest national parks in India. The Park is an ideal home for many majestic animals like the Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, and many other wild animals. Due to the healthy population of the wild today, Corbett is one of the best-preserved parks with 164 numbers of tigers and over 600 elephants. As per the recent survey, Corbett reveals the highest density of tiger population in the country at 20/100 square kilometres.
Apart from Royal Bengal Tiger Corbett is also home to a sizeable population of the endangered Asiatic elephant and other critically endangered species including the Ghariyal. Some of the other known mammal species residing in Corbett include Asiatic Black Bear, Hog Deer, Walking Deer, Sambar, Sloth Beer, Yellow-throated marten, Otters, and many more to list. Corbett also hosts a diversity of aqua fauna and birdlife with approximately 600 species including the great pied hornbill, White-Backed Vulture, Hodgson's bushchat, orange-breasted green pigeon, Pallas fish eagle, golden oriole, tawny fish owl, Indian Pitta, Scarlet Minivet and reptile-like critically endangered Ghariyal, mugger Crocodiles, the king Cobra and many more to list.
The Tiger is not only the star attraction of the Jim Corbett National Park but is the most celebrated of the wild animals in India. This wonderful creature of God symbolizes the power of nature and finds an important place in our culture, mythology, and legends. The Majesty has been treated and worshiped as the ruler of the forest.