Q. “Madhav National Park” is located in which of the following state?

[A] Tamil Nadu

[B] Madhya Pradesh

[C] Maharashtra

[D] Jharkhand

Answer: B

Explanation: The Madhav National Park is situated near Shivpuri town and is a part of the upper Vindhyan hills.

  • The Park was the hunting ground of Mughal emperors and Maharaja of Gwalior. It got the status of a National Park in 1958.
  • There are two entry points for the park; one situated on NH-25 (Old Jhansi Road) about 5 km from Shivpuri town while the other is on NH-3 (Agra-Mumbai Road) at a distance of 7 km from Shivpuri towards Gwalior.
  • The Park is gifted with a diverse ecosystem comprising of lakes, forests and grasslands. The forest is home to antelopes like Nilgai, Chinkara and Chowsinga and Deer including Chital, Sambar and Barking Deer.
  • Animals like the Leopard, Wolf, Jackal, Fox, Wild Dog, Wild Pig, Porcupine, Python etc are also sighted in the park.

Source: SHANKAR IAS Environment