UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2015

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    Which of the following National Parks is unique in being a swamp with floating vegetation that supports a rich biodiversity?

    A)  Bhitarkanika National Park

    B)  Keibul Lamjao National Park

    C)  Keoladeo Ghana National Park

    D)  Sultanpur National Park

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Exp. [b] Keibul Lamjao National Park is located in Manipur. Loktak lake is the famous site of this park. It is the only park with floating vegetation in India. Eld's deer/thamin or brow-entered deer (Panolia eldii), which is an endangered species, is found in Keibul Lamjao National Park. Bhitarkanika National Park is located in Kendrapara district of Odisha. Dominant species in this park are giant salt water crocodiles, Indian python, king cobra, olive ridley turtles (one of the famous species of this park); white bellied sea eagle. Keoladeo National Park is located in Bharatpur (Rajasthan). Important species of this park are Siberian crane, stork, sambhar, chital, coot, heron, teal etc. Sultanpur National Park is located in Sultanpur which is few kilometres away from Gurgaon (Haryana) which is a bird paradise. It is famous for its migratory as well as resident birds.

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