Natural vegetation and Animals in the Western Ghats

1. High rainfall, hot and humid climate leading to deep weathering has favored luxuriant growth of natural vegetation in the Ghats section. A portion of south Sahyadri is gifted with tropical rain forests.
2. In the south we have typical 'shola' forests having a variety of species. Eucalyptus and teak are to be seen in the plantation forests.
3. In the Central Ghats dense forest areas are located in some parts.
4. The Sothern portion of the western Ghats provide a habitat for a variety of wild life such as elephants, bison, leopard, black panthers, tigers, bears, wild boars and a variety of langur.