Biodiversity

Consider the following:

  • 1. Black-necked crane
  • 2. Cheetah
  • 3. Flying squirrel
  • 4. Snow leopard

Which of the above are naturally found in India?

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  2. 1, 3 and 4 only
  3. 2 and 4 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3 only

Answer

The cheetah is a large feline inhabiting most of Africa and parts of Iran.

The black-necked crane is a medium-sized crane in Asia that breeds on the Tibetan Plateau and winters mainly in remote parts of India and Bhutan. Flying squirrel, a species of rodent, is found in China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand. The snow leopard is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia.

The correct option is B.