UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Some species are endemic to a region that they do not found or rarely found beyond its natural habitat. Consider the following pairs and find out the correct pairs.
    Mammals Habitat
    1. Barasingha Boggy areas of Terai
    2. Indian wild ass Little Rann of Kutch
    3. Hangul deer Kashmir
    4. One-horned rhinoceros North-East India

    A)  Only 2             

    B)  2 and 4            

    C)  1, 2 and 3                    

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] India is a mega diverse country with many endemic species restricted to specific regions. Barasingha or Swamp deer are endemic to boggy areas of Terai at the foothill of Himalaya. Indian wild ass is endemic to Little Rann of Kutch. The one horned rhinoceros, once found throughout the Gangetic plains now restricted only to Asom of North-East India. Hangul deer found only in Kashmir. Among other mammals are wild buffalo or gear is endemic to terai region. Lion-tailed macaque found only in Southern-Western Ghats and Annamalai. Rare Golden langur live along the banks of the Manas river in Asom.

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