Q. One horned rhinoceros is found in the following pairs of states?

[A] Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura

[B] West Bengal and Assam

[C] Arunachal Pradesh and Assam

[D] West Bengal and Tripura

Answer: B

Explanation: One horned Rhinoceros:

  • They are found in the Indian subcontinent.
  • The one-horned rhinoceros (Indian rhinoceros) are the largest of the rhino species.
  • They are mainly found in Assam, West Bengal, and Uttar Pradesh.
  • There are 2,640 rhinoceros in four protected areas in Assam.
  • Pabitora Wildlife Reserve
  • Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park
  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Manas National Park.
  • 90% are found in Kaziranga National Park.
  • It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
  • The National Rhino Conservation Strategy was launched in the year 2019 for the conservation of big-horned rhinos.
  • Indian Rhino Vision 2020 was launched in 2005, it is an ambitious effort to attain a wild population of at least 3,000 greater one-horned rhinos spread over seven protected areas in the Indian state of Assam by the year 2020.

Source:  ENVIS