World Snake Day: 16 July
Tags: Important Days
World 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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