World Snake Day: 16 July

Tags: Important Days

World-Snake-Day-16-JulyWorld Snake Day was celebrated on 16 July 2023 at the National Zoological Park, (Delhi Zoo) in New Delhi.

An Overview of the news:

  • The purpose of celebrating World Snake Day is to protect snakes by raising awareness about the snakes of India, mistrust about snakes and the importance of snakes in our ecology.
  • On this occasion, the snake rearing staff conducted the enrichment activity by providing cage furniture in the reptile house. Along with this, tree plantation was also done inside the snake houses.
  • After Mission Life with about 350 visitors and young children at the Reptile House talks about snakes and healthy living.
  • Reptile House Walk was organized on this occasion.
  • Presently 31 snakes of 07 species are present in the National Zoological Park.

National Parks of India:

  • There are currently 106 national parks in India.
  • The largest national park in India is the Hemis National Park (Ladakh).
  • The smallest national park in India is South Button National Park (Andaman and Nicobar Islands).
  • The first national park of India is Jim Corbett National Park (Uttarakhand), which was established in 1936.
  • Cheetah was introduced to Kuno National Park in India for the first time after independence.
  • The maximum number of tigers in India is located in Madhya Pradesh, followed by Karnataka.
  • The maximum number of 11 national parks in India is in the state of Madhya Pradesh, where there are a total of 11 national parks.

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