Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Wildlife

National Parks in India

The first National Park in India was set up in 1935 in the foot hills of the Himalayas in Uttar Pradesh and was known as Hailey National Park. It later came to be known as Corbett National Park, after the famed wildlife lover Jim Corbett and is now under . In 1970, there were only five National Parks in total, namely Kanha, Bandavgarh, Shivpuri, Taroba and Corbett. But now more and more areas within an wildlife sanctuary or not, were earmarked as National Parks and about 103 of them exist in India as per National Wildlife database 2015. Roughly about 40,500 sq. km constitute the National parks.