The State of Madhya Pradesh also known as Central India is heavily forested albeit the cover has declined at many places. The perfect ecosystems are found in the Protected Areas of the State. Also known as MP, the wild mammals found here inhabit the protected areas and are found very rarely outside of them.
With constant conservation efforts by the State Government, the PAs have seen a rise in the population of herbivores and carnivores. At many places especially in the reserved forests, the conservation efforts are negligible and the mammalian population is completely decimated although there are exceptions
Among the herbivores, both the deer species and antelopes are found in the State. The tiger population in comparison with other states is very high and hence MP is known as the tiger state.