D. Ering Wildlife Sanctuary
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- Two rescued wild animals, a Fishing Cat and a Python, were released in the Ering Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh‘s East Siang district.
- D'Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in Arunachal Pradesh.
- It was established in 1978.
- Most of this sanctuary, about 80% is covered with grass, the rest are riverine forests mixed with bamboo and secondary forests.
- The sanctuary is 13km away from Pasighat, home to a variety of plants, trees and animals.
- It is home to two of the great cats-the Tiger and the Leopard.
- Here, one can find the endangered Takin, Hoolock Gibbon, Red Panda, Slow Lories and Capped Langur.
- This park is situated between the Siang and Sibya rivers, east of Pasighat town.
- The rivers, through their meandering courses, create several large and small islands or chaporis that form the sanctuary.
- Eighty per cent of the sanctuary comprises alluvial wet grassland, while the remaining consists of woodland and waterbodies.
- The sanctuary is divided into three ranges namely Borguli, Anchalghat, and Namsing.
- Borguli and Anchalghat are the major entry points to the sanctuary.
- Apart from these animals, wild buffaloes, wild elephants, Hog Deer, etc. are found here in abundance.
- The sanctuary becomes home to migratory birds during the winter season and shelters species of birds from Siberia and Mongolia.
- The Anchalghat range, characterized by shorter grasslands, is one of the world’s best sites for the critically endangered Bengal florican.
- Other birds of interest include pied harriers, hen harriers, greater thick-knees, Himalayan rubythroats, bright-headed cisticolas, graceful prinias, chestnut-crowned warblers, and cinereous vultures.
- Among other wildlife, the most ubiquitous residents of the national park include Asian elephants and Asiatic buffaloes.
Q. Consider the following statements with reference to D'Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary:
1. D'Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in Assam.
2. This park is situated between Lohit and Subansiri rivers.
3. Most of this sanctuary, about 80% is covered with Bamboo.
How many of the above are correctly matched?
A) Only 1
B) Only 2
C) All 3
Answer: D) None