Sangai deer found in Manipur to be accommodated to second home

Q.  Sangai “dancing” deer are found in which part of NE?
- Published on 17 May 16

a. Myanmar
b. Manipur
c. Nagaland
d. Assam

ANSWER: Manipur
 
Scientists at Wildlife Institute of India, have been assigned the task to provide a second home to 110 Sangai or dancing deer which are brow antlered and one of the most endangered species in the world
  • Once found in all of NE India and Indo China, the dancing deer are now confined to small pockets of Manipur, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao, and Vietnam.
  • Sangai are now restricted to the Keibul Lamjao National Park in the SE fringe of Loktak Lake in Manpur
  • The Sangai are called dancing deer because they dance on the green grassland or phumdis which are floating vegetarian occupying a large surface area of the lake. On this floating biomass, the Sangai are often found. They feed on the Phumdis.

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