Prelims MCQ – Hemis National Park

Consider the following statements about the Hemis National Park:
1. It is a high altitude national park located within the Lahaul and Spiti district in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
2. It is the only national park in India north of the Himalayas.
3. It has high density of snow leopards.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A.
1 and 2 only
B.
2 and 3 only
C.
1 and 3 only
D.
1, 2 and 3
Explanation :
Hemis National Park is a high altitude national park in the eastern Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. Hence, Statement 1 is incorrect
It is the only national park in India north of the Himalayas,  the largest notified protected area in India (and thus the largest national park of India), and is the second largest contiguous protected area, after the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and surrounding protected areas. It has high density of snow leopards. Hence, Statements 2 and 3 are correct.

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