In which of the following States is lion-tailed macaque found in its natural habitat?
- Tamil Nadu
- Andhra Pradesh
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
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(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
- The lion-tailed macaque is a species listed on the IUCN red list, and it is exclusively found in India’s states of Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.
- It is endemic to the Western Ghats region.
- Despite having a relatively broad distribution range, the species faces significant challenges due to its small and fragmented habitat.