SSC Ecology And Environment Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-2

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    Which of the following pairs of an animal and a plant represents endangered organisms in India?

    A)  Banyan and Black buck

    B)  Bentinckia nicobarica and Red Panda

    C)  Tamarind and Rhesus monkey

    D)  Cinchona and Leopard

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Bentinckia nicobarica is a species of flowering plant in the Arecaceae family. It is found only in India. This palm is endemic to Nicobar Islands, found in Great Nicobar, Katchal, Nancowry and Car Nicobar Islands. Its population is rapidly declining. It is threatened by habitat loss. The red panda also called lesser panda, red bear-cat, and red cat-bear, is a small arboreal mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and south western China that has been classified as endangered by the IUCN as its wild population is estimated at less than 10,000 mature individuals.

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