Dehar Dun : The impact of global warming is not only having an impact on the glaciers and the receding snow lone, but also on the flora and fauna. And even snakes are moving to higher altitudes as the temperatures are becoming more conducive to their survival.
According to a project under taken by specialists of the Wildlife Institute of India here, the King Cobra, which was earlier last seen upto heights of 1700 metres, had now also made its habitat at heights of 1840 metres.
The project states that earlier the king Cobra was seen at an altitude of 1700 metres in the north-east at Nagaland, which was the highest the reptile was seen at.
But the scientists undertaking the project now saw the snake at a height of 1840 metres at village near the Kanchenjunga Reserve in Sikkim.
A journalist with over 40 years of experience, Jagdish Bhatt was Editor, Hill Post (Uttarakhand).
Jagdish had worked with India’s leading English dailies, which include Times of India, Indian Express, Pioneer and several other reputed publications. A highly acclaimed journalist, he was a recipient of many awards
Jagdish Bhatt, aged 72, breathed his last on 28th August 2021 at his Dehradun residence.