Q. Consider the following statements regarding Sundaland Hotspot:
1. Only Nicobar is Indian Part of Sundaland Hotspot.
2. It is home to species like orangutans and pig-tailed langurs.
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

The part of India that falls in the Sundaland Hotspot is the Nicobar Islands. Interestingly, it extends to the tectonic plates under the Indian Ocean.  

  • The hotspot is home to iconic species like orangutans, pig-tailed langurs, Javan and Sumatran rhinos, and proboscis monkeys found only in Borneo.  
  • Sundaland also has the distinction of being home to the world’s largest flowers, the rafflesia, which measure one metre across. 

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/children/wild-wonderlands/article34686553.ece