Species of animals and plants confined to certain specific geographical areas are called endemic species. Following are the three species of animals endemic to India.
(i) Lion-tailed macaque : It is endemic to south-west India is one of the most threatened primates.
(ii) Asiatic lion : Asiatic lion is endemic to Gir National Park, Gujarat .
(iii) Nilgiri ibex : These are endemic to Nilgiri Hills and the Southern position of the Western Ghats range in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.