Q. “Great Himalayan National Park” is often seen in news, is located in which of the following states?

[A] Uttarakhand

[B] Himachal Pradesh

[C] Sikkim

[D] Arunachal Pradesh

Answer: B

MOST wildlife photographers and birders would say that the western tragopan is a tough bird to find.  

  • This rare and elusive bird of the pheasant family with striking plumage lives in the high altitudes of the Himalaya;  
  • The highest population of the bird is in the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, 75 kilometres from Kullu town.  
  • The Tragopan genus has five species: the western tragopan, the satyr tragopan, Blyth’s tragopan, Temminck’s tragopan and Cabot’s tragopan.  
  • The first four are found in India and the last one can be found only in China. 

Source: The Hindu