Mammals

Large mammals like elephants (Elephas maximus) are mostly confined to the sholas. Presence of Nilgiri langur, gaur (Bos gaurus), common mongoose and small carnivores were also recorded from the sholas. Sloth bear and jungle cat were recorded through indirect evidences. Indirect evidence of Blanfords rat (Cremnomys blanfordi), a rodent, was obtained by analyzing the small carnivore scat collected from the Sanctuary. Nilgiri tahr occurs on the ridge of the Kambakkallu gorge. Tigers are occasional visitors.