Q. “Papikonda National Park (PNP)” is recently seen in news, is related to which of the following states?

[A] Kerala

[B] Chhattisgarh

[C] Andhra Pradesh

[D] Karnataka

Answer: C

Papikonda National Park (PNP), with a dominant area covered with moist deciduous forest, has become home for the leopard cat (Prinailurus bengalensis) in the Eastern Ghats.  

  • The 1,012.86 sq km national park is on both sides of river Godavari in the northern Eastern Ghats. 
  • Of the 13 protected forests in Andhra Pradesh, the leopard cat has been sighted only in the PNP. 

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/papikonda-national-park-becomes-home-for-leopard-cats/article26981103.ece