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Which of the following National Parks is home to the famous deer Hangul?
A)Dachigam National Park J and K
B)Keibul Lamjao National Park, Manipur
C)Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
D)Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh

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Hint: 1)The name of the park stands for the 10 villages that were relocated during its formation.
2)This national park was established in 1981.

Complete answer:
The Hangul deer is also called as the Kashmir Stag. It is found in the Dachigam National Park in Jammu and Kashmir, hence its name. The Dachigam National Park is situated in the western Himalayas at an altitude that ranges from 5500 feet to 14000 feet above sea level.

Hangul is the main animal, i.e. what the National Park is known for. Other than that there are a number of diverse species present in the park. They include animals like; leopard, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan brown bear, Himalayan weasel, long-tailed marmot, otter etc. The species of birds include; cinnamon sparrow, black bulbul, Himalayan rubythroat, wallcreeper, bearded vulture, Kashmir flycatcher, chough, etc.

The flora in this park consists of coniferous forests, mostly broad leafed species. Between these forests there are pastures, meadows, waterfalls, deep gullies and other beautiful landscapes. In the interior of the national park, there is a lake called Marsar lake. From this lake a river flows downwards, called the Dagwan River which is well known for its fish population.

Hence, the correct answer is option (A)

Note: 1)The Hangul is a critically endangered species.
2)Earlier during 1940, there used to be 3000 to 5000 of them. Habitat destruction, poaching and other factors led to the decline in their number.
3)According to the 2019 census, there are only 237 of them left.
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