PANNA NATIONAL PARK
BROWN FISH OWL CLOSE TO KEN RIVER
Date: 3 Mar 2011
We saw this beautiful Brown Fish Owl
waiting for its prey close to the banks of Ken River in Panna National Park. Thanks to our awesome Naturalist Deepu for pointing out this beautiful bird.
GIANTS BATTLE - NILGAI
Date: 3 Mar 2011
A hot coffee in a winter morning is always welcome. On our way back for breakfast we saw 2 male Nilgai (or
blue bull) sizing up each other and displaying dominance. Tails upright and heads up showing their white patch under their neck, circling...
BALOO ? SLOTH BEAR
Date: 3 Mar
This sighting took us completely by surprise, at roughly 8:30 am we were talking about how nocturnal animals are so difficult to see after daybreak, but
not impossible to see when all of a sudden we saw a big ball of black fur running in the...
Discover the beautiful jungle of Panna National Park and learn about the rich
biodiversity of Central India from an &Beyond trained naturalist. Travel in comfort in a specially
designed Tata open 4x4 safari vehicle. Enjoy twice-daily safaris in the Park and tick off Panna's ten Star Birds (a unique Taj and &Beyond programme).
Panna FaunaPanna is home to the majestic Bengal tiger, as
well as the leopard, wild dog, wolf, hyena, caracal and other, smaller cats. The Park's rock escarpments and undisturbed vales are the favoured home of the sloth
bear, while the wooded areas are dotted with sambar, the largest of the Indian deer, chital and chowsingha. Nilgai and chinkara are frequently spotted in most
open areas in the grasslands, particularly on the periphery of the Park.
Panna FloraPanna's hot and dry climate has combined with the
shallow Vindhyan soils to create dry teak and mixed forests. The dry, deciduous forest that covers the majority of the Park is interspersed with open grasslands.
The Park is located on a vast plateau, dominated by a tropical forests, deep ravines, cascading waterfalls and thick teak forests. The Ken River flows through
the reserve from north to south, with dense riverine thickets lining its banks.