Bandhavgarh National Park being a dry deciduous and tropical land brings amazing dense forest trails where one can discover many glittering species of wild creatures amidst the lush surroundings. Interestingly, there are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds in the area with common langurs and rhesus macaque representing the primate group.
The Bandhavgarh national Park is best known as the white tiger country where large variety of tiger species can be found and were also being witnessed in the old state of Rewa since many years. The last one was captured by Maharaja Martand Singh in the year 1951 and today the white tiger called Mohun is on display in the palace of Maharaja of Rewa.
Earlier the place Bandhavgarh reserve was being named as Shikargarh and was maintained as the game preserve where hunting was being proudly carried away as well as with their protection.
White Tigers, Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Gaur, Chausingha and Chinkara, the Asiatic jackal, Bengal fox, sloth bear, ratel, grey mongoose, striped hyena, jungle cat, leopard and tiger. The artiodactyls frequently sighted are wild pig, spotted deer, samber, chausingha, nilgai and chinkara with mammals like dhole, the small Indian civet, palm squirrel and lesser bandicoot rat and little grebe, egret, lesser adjutant, sarus crane, black kite, crested serpent eagle, black vulture, Egyptian vulture, common peafowl, red jungle fowl, dove, parakeet, Indian roller can also be found in abundance. Reptilian fauna include cobra, krait, viper, ratsnake, python, turtle and a number of lizard varieties, including varanus.
Apart from that the park also boasts variety of species of birds like Grey Hornbill, Common Teals, Red Jungle Fowl, and White Breasted Kingfisher etc.