Q. Navegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve was recently seen in the news. In which of the following State the tiger reserve is located?

[A] Bihar

[B] Maharashtra

[C] Uttar Pradesh

[D] Madhya Pradesh

Answer: B

Recently, a rare Melanistic Leopard (commonly known as Black Panther) has been recorded in Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR) of Maharashtra.

Strategically, the Tiger Reserve is located in the heart of the central Indian Tiger landscape which contributes almost one-sixth of the total tiger population of the country.

Sightings of the black leopard were earlier reported in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve and the Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra.

Source: The Indian Express