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Gir national park and wild sanctuary is located at
A. Madhya Pradesh
B. Gujarat
C. Rajasthan
D. Tamil Nadu

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Hint: The protected areas in which the flora and fauna are present in their natural habitat are known as a national park. This area is maintained by the national government. It is an important centre open for public recreation.

Complete Answer:
- A national park is an area where the plants and animals thrive in their natural habitat. Commercial activity or exploitation of resources is illegal. It is being made for the conservation of wildlife in their natural habitat. It can be open for human recreation. Any kind of poaching or hunting is forbidden. The animals enjoy comfortably in the natural ecosystem.
- Gir National park and wildlife sanctuary is established to protect Asiatic lions. It is a dense deciduous forest which homes several biodiversity including vultures, python, crocodile, birds, pelicans etc. It is located in western India in the state Gujarat.
- Anamalai Tiger reserve is located in Tamil Nadu.
- Kanha national park, Bandhavgarh national park famous as tiger reserves are located in Madhya Pradesh.
- Ranthambore National park, a famous tiger reserve is located in Rajasthan.

The correct answer is (B). Gir national park is located in Gujarat.

Note: The best time to visit Gir is December to march. It is closed from 16 June to 15 October every year. Even though it is a well protected area, several instances of poaching have been recorded. Other threats to the Asiatic lion are natural calamities like flood, fires, and epidemics.