Bannerghatta National Park

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A Bengaluru-based NGO recently sought Prime Minister’s intervention against unauthorised constructions around Bannerghatta National Park.

About Bannerghatta National Park:

  • Location: It is located near Bangalore, Karnataka, in the hills of the Anekal range.
  • It was declared as a National Park in 1974
  • In 2002 a portion of the park became a biological reserve, the Bannerghatta Biological Park. It is the first biological park in India to have a fenced forested elephant sanctuary
  • In 2006, India's first butterfly enclosure was inaugurated at the park.
  • River: Suvarnamukhi stream, the main source of water for the animals of the park, runs through the centre of the park.
  • Vegetation: There are three types of vegetation that can be found: Dry Deciduous Scrub Forests, Southern Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests and Southern Tropical Moist Mixed Forests.
  • Flora: Include Narcissus latifolia, Schleichera oleosa, Sandalwood, Neem, Tamarind, Bamboo, Eucalyptus etc.
  • Fauna: Prime habitat for several species, including the endangered Asian Elephant, Indian gaur, Tiger, Sambar deer, Spotted deer, Leopard, Wild dog, Wild pig, Sloth bear, Common mongoose,  Pangolin, Slender loris, Black-naped hare, etc.


Q1) What is a National Park? 

A national park is a large area of land which is protected by the government because of its natural beauty, plants, or animals, and which the public can usually visit.

Source: Bengaluru NGO seeks PM’s intervention against unauthorised constructions around Bannerghatta National Park