UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2015

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    Which one of the following is the national aquatic animal of India?

    A)  Saltwater crocodile        

    B)  Olive ridley turtle

    C)  Gangetic dolphin

    D)         Gharial

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Exp. [c] India has declared Gangetic Dolphin as the National Aquatic Animal of India. It is a rare species of dolphins found only in India and neighbour countries. Dolphins are amongst one of the oldest creatures in the world along with some species of turtles, crocodiles and sharks. They share their habitat with crocodiles, fresh water turtles and wetland birds. Dolphin inhabited rivers are?Ganga, Chambal, Gandak and Brahmaputra from the Asom-Arunachal Pradesh border to India-Bangladesh border.

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