Bardia National park was established in 1988 as the royal Bardia national park. The national parks cover an area of 968 km square. The national park is located in the western district of Bardia and is surrounded by the villages by an ethnic group known as ‘Tharu’. Bardia national park is one of the most perfect conservation areas in Terai and the conservation area is home to Bengal tiger and famous one-horned rhinos. The national park is covered in the riverine forest and the vast sal. The tall elephant grass in the area is the habitat for the animals is that roam freely. In comparison to other national parks, we can see more tigers in Bardia national park which also attracts the visitors to catch the glimpses of the tigers. The national park provides a wide range of vegetation types. The Karnali rivers and the small lakes are the habitats for the 125 recorded fishes. Apart from the fishes and the crocodile, there are 23 reptiles and amphibian species found. The national park is also home to 53 mammals including rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, swamp deer, and wild elephants. The exotic Gangetic dolphin is also seen sometimes on the surface of the Karnali.