Q. Which one of the following animals can be easily found in Periyar National Park?

[A] Indian Rhinoceros

[B] Lion-tailed Macaque

[C] Blackbuck

[D] Great Indian Bustard

Answer: B

Explanation –

  • Lion-tailed Macaque: This rare and endangered primate is endemic to the Western Ghats and is known to inhabit Periyar National Park. They are found in the states of Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. They are listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List.
  • Indian Rhinoceros: This species is not found in Periyar National Park. It’s primarily found in other parts of India, such as Kaziranga National Park in Assam.
  • Blackbuck: While blackbucks are found in some parts of India, they are not typically associated with the habitat of Periyar National Park. The park’s terrain, which consists mainly of tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, is not the preferred habitat for blackbucks.
  • Great Indian Bustard: This critically endangered bird species is not found in Periyar National Park. It’s found in dry grasslands and scrublands of other parts of India, not in the moist, forested areas of Periyar.

Source: The Hindu