Betla was one of the first national parks in India to become a tiger reserve under Project Tiger.
Animals one can find at Betla include forest owls, drongos, tigers, civets and the rhesus monkey. Elephant rides are also offered.
2007-08-02: Jumbo Protest Against Overwork:
Juhi and Anarkali dislike being overworked. They also loathe going out in the noon or in the afternoon.
Faced with the recalcitrance, the bosses of these two female elephants are feeling helpless. Any remonstrance meets with a resounding shriek and stamping off the feet.
Such disobedience has not gone down well with the authorities of the Betla National Park. But they do not know how to deal with these disobeying elephants, who take tourists on a ride at the sanctuary.
Recently, when Juhi was forced to go on a third ride, she threw her mahout off her back.