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Jungle, the name applied to the thickets of trees, shrubs, and reeds which are found in many parts of India, particularly at the southern base of the Himalayas and the mouth of the Ganges. The jungle is often impassable, and generally swampy and unhealthy. The jungle flora and fauna are very peculiar. Wild beasts, snakes, and monkeys abound in the jungle districts.