Q. “Kali Tiger Reserve” is recently seen in news is related to which of the following state?

[A] Kerala

[B] Karnataka

[C] Assam

[D] Bihar

Answer: B

Explanation: Anshi National Park came into existence after a portion of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary was carved out in 1987. It was brought under Project Tiger in 2007 along with the adjoining Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • Situated in Uttara Kannada district, the combined area of Anshi Dandeli Tiger Reserve measures 1300 sq km.
  • It was renamed Kali Tiger Reserve in 2015. The river Kali, known as the lifeline of the tiger reserve, cuts across the forestland.
  • The park is bestowed with plentiful wildlife. Aside from tigers, the main predators in the park are leopard, sloth bear and dhole. Black panthers are also found here, albeit seen rarely.

Source: The Hindu