Saddle Peak National Park

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Saddle Peak National Park is a national park in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It was set up in 1979.[1][2]

Climate[edit]

It covers an area of 33 square miles (85.47 km2). The climate here is typically oceanic. Temperature usually varies between 20–30 °C (68–86 °F).[3] June to October is the rainy season.[3]

Fauna[edit]

Among the animals found here are Andaman wild pig, Andaman hill myna, Andaman imperial pigeon, water monitor, dolphins, whales and the Saltwater crocodile.[2][3]

Flora[edit]

The Saddle Peak National Park is surrounded by moist, tropical vegetation as well as deciduous evergreen forest.[3][2] The species Scolopia pusilla and Cleistanthus robustus are found in these Islands that are not found in the mainland India.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bisht, R.S. (1995). National parks of India. New Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India. p. 71. ISBN 8123001789. 
  2. ^ a b c Negi, S.S. (1993). Biodiversity and its conservation in India. New Delhi: Indus. p. 190. ISBN 8185182884. 
  3. ^ a b c d Negi, S.S. (2002). Handbook of national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and biosphere reserves in India (3rd rev. ed. ed.). New Delhi: Indus Pub. Co. p. 52. ISBN 8173871280. 
  4. ^ New Reports to the Flora of India from Saddle Peak National Park, North Andaman. Rheedea. Vol. 19 (1 & 2) 69-71. 2009

Coordinates: 13°09′31″N 93°00′20″E / 13.15861°N 93.00556°E / 13.15861; 93.00556