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  • February 27, 2023
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Environment & Ecology
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Context: Recently , Orangutans smuggling was caught by authorities.

About  Orangutans:


  • Orangutans are great ape’s native to the rainforests of Indonesia and Malaysia.
  • They are now found only in parts of Borneo and Sumatra.
  • They have proportionally long arms and short legs and have reddish-brown hair covering their bodies.
  • Bornean and Sumatran orangutans differ a little in appearance and behavior.
  • The Bornean orangutan is  estimated as Endangered as per IUCN status.
  • The Sumatran are categorized as Critically Endangered as per IUCN status.
  • The Tapanuli orangutan is the most endangered of all great apes.


Previous Year Questions

Q.1) With reference to India’s biodiversity, Ceylon Frogmouth, Coppersmith Barbet, Gray Chinned Minivet and White-throated Redstart are (2020)

  1. Birds
  2. Primates
  3. Reptiles
  4. Amphibians

Q.2) Consider the following statements: (2019)

  1. Asiatic lion is naturally found in India only
  2. Double-humped camel is naturally found in India only
  3. One-horned rhinoceros is naturally found in India only

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


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