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In the revised forest survey by H.G. Champion and S.K. Sethi, the different types of forests found in Mangalore Forest Division are also to be seen in Udupi district. However, no area represents a particular type of forest and transition from one forest to the other is very conspicuous. It can be generalized that, out of total area of forest, evergreen forests constitute 0.5%, semi evergreen forest 54%, and humid deciduous forest 42% and the other types make up 3.5%. But, between them it is not possible to demarcate the boundaries.
Almost all the animals of South India are represented in Udupi taluk. They include wild animals like tiger, leopard, elephant, gaur, sambar, wild bore, rabbit, brown squirrel, macaque and other animals. The district is also known for rich reptiles and birds.