Fauna or wildlife includes 45 species and east to spot animals are royal Bengal tiger, barasingha , squirrel, Langur, jackal, chital, Sambar, wild dog , gaur and bison. Indian fox, sloth bear, panther, striped hyena, leopard, nilgai, porcupine, wolf and pangolin mark their presence in the park.
More than 230 species of Indian and migratory birds consist of the cattle egret, black ibis, crested and hawk eagle, greater racket tailed drongo, Leaf warblers, peafowl, golden oriole, stork, white breasted kingfisher, Large green and crimson breasted barbet, hornbill, woodpecker, Hair crested drongo, Common teal, Pintail and many more make Kanha paradise for bird watching. Kanha is also home of amphibians, fishes, reptiles like cobra, krait, Russell viper, copper headed snake, monitor lizard and many others.
Special permission from Forest Department must be obtained to explore the core area of the forest Kanha has two entrances in and Mukki and Kilsi is the best route to spot tigers in the wild.