16 frog species, 3 snake species spotted in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary for first time

Q.  Which Wildlife sanctuary carried out the first of its kind reptile amphibian surgery in India?
- Published on 11 Aug 16

a. Chinnar
b. Bharatpur
c. Kaziranga
d. Manas

ANSWER: Chinnar
16 frog species and 3 snake species were spotted in Chinnar Wildlife Sanitary during the first phase of the reptile amphibian survey carried out from August 5-8
  • Survey conducted in Idukki under Mummer Wildlife Warden was carried out 24/7 on 11 differing habitats including rain shadow areas, high altitude grasslands and thorny shrubberies
  • 31 species of amphibians and 29 reptiles were spotted during the survey including ghat tree go, Gunther’s vine snake and Anamali gecko.
  • Due to its varying climatic conditions, the sanctuary reportedly has one of the richest biodiversities in Kerala

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