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29th April, 2023 Environment

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  • A tiger was caught on camera-trap at the Kalesar National Park in Haryana’s Yamunanagar district. The last sighting of tiger in the Kalesar area was in 1913.

About the national Park

  • The Kalesar park is adjacent to Simbalbara National Park in the Himachal’s Sirmaur district.
  • These two parks are connected to Rajaji National Park through a dense forest. It appears that tigers are using this corridor to move around.


  • Kalesar National Park is situated in the foot hills of Shiwalik ranges of mighty Himalayas.
  • It falls under Yamunanagar District of Haryana, sharing boundary with three States viz., Himachal Pradesh, Uttranchal & U.P.
  • The Yamuna river form the Eastern boundary with Uttar Pradesh, the main Shiwalik ridge separates State boundary among Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & Uttaranchal in the north.

Significance of the name

  • Kalesar National Park is named after the Kalesar (shiva) temple located in protected area.


  • The whole area is full of bio-diversity having dense Sal forests, Khair forests and patches of grass lands, which support an amazing variety of plants and animal species.


  • The Kalesar National Park is home to a large number of wild animals like leopards, elephants, wild boar, sambar and several species of birds.


  • The park was declared as National Park on 8th December 2003 having an area of 11570 acres.
  • Just adjacent to the National Park is Kalesar Wildlife Sanctuary and it was notified on 13th December 1996, having an area of 13209 acres.


Q) How many of the following statements with reference to Kalesar National Park is/are incorrect?

a. It is situated in the foot hills of Aravalli ranges.

b. It is adjacent to Simbalbara National Park of Uttarakhand.

c. It is home to a large number of wild animals like leopards, tigers and lions.

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Only 3
  4. None of the above

Correct Answer: 3