Wednesday, 8 February 2017

India's Prominent National Parks and Sanctuaries

India's Prominent National Parks and Sanctuaries

India's Prominent National Parks and Sanctuaries

National parks and sanctuaries are natural or semi-natural or developed lands that are primarily used to conserve the wild nature. 

Here is the list of major national parks and sanctuaries to safeguard natural habitat of endangered and conservation-reliant species.

National Park/Sanctuary State Animals
Bandhavgarh National Park Madhya Pradesh Tiger, Panther, Cheetah, Sambhar
Bandipur National Park Karnataka Chital, gray langurs, Indian giant squirrel, leopard, sambar deer, indian elephants, honey buzzard, red-headed vulture
Jim Corbett National Park Uttarakhand Elephant, Panther, Nilgai
Dachigam National Park Jammu and Kashmir Kashmiri Stag, Black bear, Leopard
Dalma Sanctuary Jharkhand Elephant, Leopard, Pigs
Dudhwa National Park Uttar Pradesh Panther, Leopard, Cheetal, Sambhar
Kewaldeo Bird Sanctuary Bharatpur (Rajasthan) Siberian Crane, Water fowls and land birds
Gir Forest National Park Gujarat Asiatic lion
Kaziranga National Park Assam Rhinoceros, Tiger
Manas Sanctuary Assam Elephant, panther, bear, capped langur
Betala Tiger Project Palamu(Jharkhand) Elephant, Tiger, Buffalo, Deer
Periyar National Park Kerala Elephant, Panther, Nilgai, Langur, Reptiles, Malabar Frog
Ranthambore National Park Rajasthan Tiger, Deer, Panther, Lion
Sundarbans National Park West Bengal Leopard, Tiger, Pig, Deer
Madhav National Park Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh Panther, Chital, Sambhar
Sariska Tiger Reserve Rajasthan Tiger, Sambhar
Kanha National Park Madhya Pradesh Tiger, Leopard, Sambhar, Deer
Hazaribagh National Park Jharkhand Panther, Leopard, Deer


Q: Which national park has the Highest known tiger density in the World?

Answer: Kaziranga National Park


Q: Which is the oldest National Park?

Answer: Jim Corbett National Park (established in 1936)


Q: Which is the smallest national park?

Answer: South Button Island National Park in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for Dugong, dolphin, water monitor lizard, blue whale.


Q: Which national park has the largest area?

Answer: Hemis National Park (Jammu & Kashmir) - 4400 km²


Q: Name the national park reserved for the great Indian bustard, an endangered species found only in India?

Answer: Desert National Park, Rajasthan


Q: Name the Only floating park in the world

Answer: Keibul Lamjao National Park, Manipur


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