Q. “Bhitarkanika National Park and Bhitarkanika Sanctuary” is often seen in news is located in which of the following state?

[A] Andhra Pradesh

[B] Kerala

[C] Tamil Nadu

[D] Odisha

Answer: D

The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary (Odisha) is one of India’s biggest estuarine crocodile habitats and a major coastal eco-system.  

  • It was declared as a National Park because of its ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological and zoological association and importance and for the purpose of protection in 1998.  
  • In August 2002, it was designated as the second Ramsar site (i.e. Wetland of International importance). 

Source: The Hindu