List of Indian state animals

India, officially the Republic of India is a country in South Asia. It is made up of 28 states and 8 union territories. All Indian states have their own government and the Union territories come under the jurisdiction of the Central Government. As most of the other countries India too has a national emblem—the Lion Capital of Sarnath.

Apart from India's national emblem, each of its States and Union Territories have their own state seals and symbols which include state animals, birds, trees, flowers etc.[1] A list of state animals of India is given below. See Symbols of Indian states and territories for a complete list of all State characters and seals.

StatesEdit

State Common name Binomial name Image IUCN Category Notes
Andhra Pradesh Blackbuck Antilope cervicapra   LC[2]
Arunachal Pradesh Mithun Bos frontalis   VU
Assam One-horned rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis   VU The state hosts majority (~2000) of Indian rhinos living in the Sub-continent (~2500)
Bihar Gaur Bos gaurus[3]   VU
Chhattisgarh Wild water buffalo Bubalus bubalis arnee   EN
Goa India bison/ Gaur/Gavoredo in Konkani Bos gaurus   VU
Gujarat Asiatic lion Panthera leo persica   EN Lives exclusively in Gir Forest National Park
Haryana Blackbuck Antilope cervicapra   LC[4]
Himachal Pradesh Snow leopard Uncia uncia or Panthera uncia   VU
Jharkhand Indian elephant Elephas maximus indicus   EN
Karnataka Indian elephant Elephas maximus indicus   EN Karnataka has the largest number of elephants in India[5]
Kerala Indian elephant Elephas maximus indicus   EN Elephants are an integral part of Kerala's culture. See Elephants in Kerala Culture
Madhya Pradesh Barasingha Swamp deer Rucervus duvaucelii   VU
Maharashtra Indian giant squirrel Ratufa indica   LC
Manipur Sangai Cervus eldi eldi   EN
Meghalaya Clouded leopard Neofelis nebulosa   VU
Mizoram Himalayan serow Capricornis thar   NT
Nagaland Gayal/Mithun Bos frontalis   VU
Odisha Sambar Rusa unicolor   VU
Punjab Blackbuck Antilope cervicapra   LC
Rajasthan Dromedary Camel Camelus dromedarius   LC
Sikkim Red panda Ailurus fulgens   EN
Tamil Nadu Nilgiri tahr Nilgiritragus hylocrius   EN
Telangana Spotted deer Axis axis   LC
Tripura Phayre's langur Trachypithecus phayrei   EN
Uttar Pradesh Swamp deer Rucervus duvaucelii   VU
Uttarakhand Alpine musk deer Moschus chrysogaster   EN
West Bengal Fishing Cat Prionailurus viverrinus   VU

Union territoriesEdit

Union territory Common name Binomial name Image IUCN Category Notes
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Dugong Dugong dugon   VU
Chandigarh Indian Gray Mongoose[6] Herpestes edwardsi   LC
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Not yet designated
Delhi Nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus   LC
Jammu and Kashmir Kashmir stag/Hangul Cervus elaphus hanglu   CR Found in Kashmir Valley and Dachigam National Park
Ladakh Domestic yak Bos grunniens   D
Lakshadweep Butterfly fish Chaetodon decussatus   NT
Puducherry Indian palm squirrel Funambulus palmarum   LC

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.affairscloud.com/symbols-of-states-of-india/
  2. ^ falsemail@gen.iucnsis.org (2016-06-21). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Blackbuck". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2020-03-22.
  3. ^ "State animal of Bihar (Gaur) - complete detail - updated". natureconservation.in. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  4. ^ falsemail@gen.iucnsis.org (2016-06-21). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Blackbuck". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2020-03-22.
  5. ^ Perinchery, Aathira (2017-08-16). "India has 27,312 elephants, census shows". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  6. ^ Symbols of Chandigarh (PDF). Chandigarh: Department of Forests and Wildlife, Chandigarh. 2013. p. 1.

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