Q. “Mudumalai National Park” is often seen in news is located at?

[A] Tamil Nadu

[B] Andhra Pradesh

[C] Assam

[D] West Bengal

Answer: A

Explanation: Primarily nestled in the western side of Tamil Nadu, the national park shares borders with the states of Kerala and Karnataka.

  • A part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, the sanctuary is crusted with other national parks including Bandipur, Nagarhole, Wayanad, Mukurthi and Silent Valley national parks.
  • These parks and reserve forests together are spread across a whopping area of 3300 sq.km of forest land.
  • Mudumalai is home to 55 species of mammals, 227 species of birds, 50 species of fishes, 21 species of amphibians and 34 species of reptiles.
  • This includes many endangered species of animals including elephants, tigers, gaur and Indian Leopards.
  • Around 8% of the total bird species in India can be found in the region. When it comes to the flora of Mudumalai, you will come across a rich diversity of rare plants and trees that add to the natural charm and ecological balance of the park.