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Nagzira National Park

12th December, 2023 Environment

Nagzira National Park

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  • The two tigresses translocated to low-density zones in Navegaon Nazira Tiger Reserve (NNTR) in eastern Maharashtra.

Nagzira National park

  • Nagzira National Park is situated in the Gondia district of Maharastra.
  • Nagzira is home to many endangered species.
  • This sanctuary is notable for its wealth of birds and is a bird watcher’s paradise.
  • One remarkable bird, “Bar-headed Goose” which is a winter migrant from Ladakh and Tibet inhabits Chorkhamara tank located adjoining the sanctuary.
  • The vegetation is diverse ranging from dry mixed forests to moist forest.
  • The forest type is Southern Tropical dry deciduous forests.
  • The major flora in includes tree species, small trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses and a few under-shrubs.
  • Major trees are Ain, Dhavda, Bija, Garari, Tinsa, Tendu and Surya. Teak grows sparsely while Bamboos grow plentifully.
  • There are more than 34 – species of mammal found in the sanctuary such as are Tiger, Panther, Jungle Cat, Small Indian Civet, Palm Civet, wolf, Jackal, Sloth Bear, Ratel, Common Giant Flying Squirrel, Gaur, Four Horned Antelope, Mouse Deer, Pangolin.
  • It houses about 36 species of reptiles out of which about 6 species are of endangered status namely Indian Rock Python, Dhaman, Indian Cobra, Russel’s Viper, Checkered Keelback and Common Monitor.
  • It also has a lot of interesting varieties of amphibian, like frogs and toads.
  • These are Tree-frog, Bull-frog, Six-toed frog, an uncommon toad; Ramanella montana etc.
  • There are many varieties of fresh water fishes in the Nagzira lake and the other water-bodies around this sanctuary.
  • The invertebrate fauna includes a number of butterfly and other insect species.
  • Large wild mammals present here include the Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, gaur, sambar, nilgai, chital, wild boar, sloth bear, Indian muntjac, Indian spotted chevrotain and dhole. There is also an Indian elephant named Rupa.


Q. Consider the following statements in reference to Nagzira National Park:

1.    Nagzira National Park is situated in Goa.

2.    The vegetation is diverse ranging from dry mixed forests to moist forest.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

A) 1 only

B) 2 only

C) Both

D) None

Answer: B) 2 only