Consider the following statements :
1- Salt water crocodile is found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2- Shrew and tapir are found in the Western Ghats of the malabar region.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
|A|| 1 only|
|B|| 2 only|
|C|| Both 1 and 2|
|D|| Neither 1 nor 2|
Andaman and Nicobar Wildlife There are 96 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 9 National Parks and 1 Biosphere Reserve in these Islands. Mammals - Out of 55 terrestrial and 7 Marine mammal species reported so far, 32 species are endemic. Birds - As many as 246 species and sub species of birds are reported to inhabit these Islands, and of these, 99 species and sub species are endemic. Reptiles - There are 76 terrestrial reptiles of these 24 species are endemic. Marine Life - Islands harbour more than 1,200 species of fish, 350 species of echinoderms, 1,000 species of molluscs and many more lower forms of life. Among vertebrates dugongs, dolphins, whales, salt water crocodiles, sea turtles, sea snakes, etc., are common. Coral and Coral reefs - So far, 179 species of corals belonging to 61 genera have been reported. Reefs are mostly fringing type on eastern coast and barrier type on the western coast.
Tapir Tapirs are found in South America. They have four toes in front and three behind. The snout is prolonged shrew