IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 22
Identify the fauna with the help of information given below:
- This fauna is a primate, endemic only to wet evergreen forests in western ghats of India
- This fauna comes under endangered species of India
- Omnivorous in nature, have black coat and have been largely affected by poachers as its meat has medicinal value.
Select the correct option from below:
[A] Nilgiri monkey
[B] Slender loris
[C] Brown palm civet
[D] Lion-Tailed Macaque
Lion tailed macaque is a fauna endemic to Western Ghats only. It ranks among the rarest and most threatened primates. It is a diurnal rainforest dweller. It is a good climber and spends majority of its life in the upper canopy of tropical moist evergreen forests.