Q. “Pakhui tiger reserve” is recently seen in news is located at?

[A] Assam

[B] Arunachal Pradesh

[C] Nagaland

[D] Manipur

Answer: B

Explanation: Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the foothills of the Eastern Himalaya, in the East Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh.

  • It was given its status in 1977 and was earlier part of the Khellong Forest Division. It was declared a tiger reserve in 2002.
  • The habitat is comprised of lowland semi-evergreen, evergreen and Eastern Himalayan broadleaf forests.
  • Over 300 species of flowering plants (angiosperms) have been recorded in the lowland areas of the park. It is also abundant in orchids.
  • The Pakhui Tiger Reserve (PTR) is home to large cats like the tiger, leopard and the clouded leopard, and canids like the wild dog and Asiatic jackal.
  • The elephant, barking deer, Indian bison and sambar deer are the most commonly spotted herbivores here.

Source: SHANKAR IAS Environment