SSC Ecology And Environment Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-2

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    One of the following Indian species whose number has been left to just 195 due to excessive poaching and capturing in forests of South India and is in endangered list is

    A)  Largest lemur, Idri idri

    B)  Lion tailed macaque, Macaca silenus

    C)  Asiatic wild ass, Asinus hemionus

    D)  Great Indian bustard, Ardeotis

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] The lion-tailed macaque or the wanderoo, is an Old World monkey endemic to the Western Ghats of South India. An assessment for IUCN reports 3000-3500 of these animals live scattered over several areas in Kerala. A local census concluded in 2007, conducted in the Then District of Tamil Nadu, put their numbers at around 250, which was considered encouraging, because till then, no lion-tailed macaques had been reported in that specific area.

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