Consider the following statements:
1. Wild elephants have been protected under the Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972
2. Captive Elephants in India don’t come under the purview of Wild Life Protection Act
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [A] Only 1

Elephant (Both in wild as well as captive) is an endangered species included in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Animals included in Schedule 1 need high level of protection. It provides for the certificate of ownership and makes it mandatory for the elephant owners to provide adequate facilities for the housing, maintenance, and upkeep of captive elephants.

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