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Consider the following fauna:1. Lion-tailed Macaque2. Malabar Civet3. Sambar Deer

How many of the above are generally nocturnal or most active after sunset?
(a) Only one
(b) Only two
(c) All three
(d) None

The correct answer is (b) Only two.

  • Lion-tailed Macaques are diurnal animals, meaning they are most active during the day.
  • Malabar Civets are nocturnal animals, meaning they are most active at night.
  • Sambar Deer are crepuscular animals, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk.

Therefore, only two of the three animals listed are generally nocturnal or most active after sunset.

Reflection in IAS EXPRESS

Source: Prelims Sureshots >> Environment >> Threatened Species in India
Source: Prelims Sureshots >> Environment >> Threatened Species in India

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