Which among the following endangered mammals of India is / are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972?
1. Black Buck
2. Chinkara
3. Chiru
4. Indian Wild Ass
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [C] 1, 2, 3 & 4

Chiru is the common name of Tibetan antelope (Pantolops hodgsonii), and it is a threatened species of Antelopes. To enhance protection of Chiru, its prime habitats have been declared as Wildlife Sanctuaries viz.  Karakorma Wildlife Sanctuary and Changthang Cold Desert Wildlife Sanctuary. I just wanted to make you aware that Jammu & Kashmir Government has its own wildlife Protection act of 1978. Chiru is in list I of that act and it is also protected by the Indian wildlife act. Thus it one of the few species which are protected by the two acts.

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