Q. “Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary” is recently seen in news is located at?

[A] Kerala

[B] Tamil Nadu

[C] Telangana

[D] Odisha

Answer: A

Explanation: Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Idukki is home to the Great Grizzled Squirrel of India. Numbering less than 200, they are among the most endangered species on the planet.

  • Its unique location in the Western Ghats has ensured it gets less than 2 months of rainfall annually.
  • The wildlife along with the deciduous trees makes it an ideal spot for trekking aficionados.
  • The beautiful Sandalwood forest nearby is highly recommended for a visit. One can view herds of gaur and elephants strolling around casually in this area.
  • Dry deciduous forests, high ranges and some grassland add to the diversity of the sanctuary.
  • While making the journey from Karimuthi to Chinnar, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Hanuman Langur and peacocks can be spotted alongside the road.