Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Malabar Civet”:
1.It is endemic to India and was first reported from Kerala.
2.It is nocturnal in nature and found exclusively in the
Western Ghats. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: Malabar Civet is considered to be one of the world’s rarest mammals. It is endemic to India and was first reported from Travancore, Kerala.

  • It is nocturnal in nature and found exclusively in the Western Ghats.
  • Habitat: Wooded plains and hill slopes of evergreen rainforests

Source: Shankar IAS Environment book

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