University of Hyderabad has a wide range of Birds and animals. There are approximately 120 varieties of birds on the campus. It’s one among the few urban forest areas which has animals in natural habitat, like Spotted Deers, Wild Boars, Star Tortoises etc. and Snakes -Indian Rock Python, Vipers, Cobras, Boas, Kraits etc. The University also has a good number of herbs and medicinal Plants.


Every semester the WILD LENS Team organises Nature Walk, which is meant for creating awareness about the Campus Biodiversity and its Historical Significance. This semester also a Nature Walk was organised. As part of this walk the students visit various areas in the University which include the Mushroom rock, one of the historic natural rock formations, listed in the Archaeological Survey of India. The Campus has a Monolithic rock which is as old as 2000 BC.

The University also has a 400 year old Ranganatha Swamy temple, Pile up rocks, etc. Few artefacts were recovered in 2001 and 2002 in the excavations led by the central government, which were maintained in a small Museum.


WILD LENS works for the Nature and Wildlife Protection and has carried out activities that include Lakes clean up drives, Rescuing wildlife – Peacocks, Deers, Star Tortoises and Snakes, initiating the arrangement of water tubs for the first time for wildlife in summer, controlling fire accidents, conducting Bird Walks with Hyderabad Birding Pals to enumerate the types of birds in campus and help in catching poachers and trespassers.

By Ravi Jillapalli, WILD LENS Group E-mail :

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