Q. With reference to snow leopard consider the following statements:
1.They are the top predator in the food web of mountain ecosystem.
2.They are found in Hemis National Park.
3.They are listed as endangered in the IUCN Red Data Book.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A
Notes:

Snow leopard are the top predator in the food web of mountain ecosystem and act as an indicator of the health of the mountain ecosystem. They are found in Hemis National Park in Ladakh.  Statement 3 is incorrect. Snow leopard are listed as vulnerable in the IUCN Red Data Book.

Source: The Hindu