Malabar Pit Viper: These are common snakes found in this forest, and they are found deep between their eyes and nose. It can be distinguished from common viper snakes by the triangular pit. They quench their thirst with rain water. They have very advanced and heat sensitive membranes, through which they hunt warm-blooded creatures – even in the darkest of people.
Lion Tailed Macaque : Many creatures found in this forest are found only here. Such as the extremely rare, Lion Tailed Macaque Monkey. Although they also eat insects and lizards, they mainly eat fruits, and in the rain forest they spend their lives on the trunks of trees, moving from one tree to another to feed themselves. The survival of the Lion-tailed Macaque Monkey mainly depends on a tree in the rain-forest, named – Kollenia. This tree bears a prickly fruit, which is an important part of the diet of this monkey.
Malabar Giant Squirrel : This is one of the largest squirrels in the world and can grow up to 3 feet in length. Dark colored hair is a common hallmark of these arboreal creatures. These arboreal organisms are common identities (arboreal organisms are those that spend most of their lives in trees).
New Guinea Langur : These are also called leaf monkeys, because these creatures mainly eat the leaves of rain-forest trees. Although the leaves of many such trees contain toxic substances, but the langars eat them without any side effects. That’s why. Presumably, because they have an extra stomach, and the toxic substances present in the plant lose their effect in one stomach before proceeding to digestion. There is a third monkey found in the Shola Forest, the Bonnet Macaque. These macaque monkeys spend a lot of their time feeding on the ground.
Their way of eating is slightly different. They quickly collect the food items in their cheeks and then sit in a safe place and eat them comfortably. Grooming each other is also an important part of their social life. is . In Shola forests, only one percent sunlight reaches the ground, due to which the nutrients in the soil are very less. Growing so many plants here is only possible because of a highly efficient recycling system, in which termites play an important role.