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List of Indian state animals

India, officially the Republic of India is a country in South Asia. It is made up of 29 states and 7 union territories. All Indian states have their own government and theUnion 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.

State Common name Scientific name Image IUCN Category Notes
Andhra Pradesh Blackbuck Antilope cervicapra Blackbuck male female.jpg LC
Arunachal Pradesh Mithun Bos frontalis B4 darjeling para-5.jpg VU
Assam One-horned rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis Indian Rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis)1 - Relic38.jpg VU The state hosts majority (~2000) of Indian rhinos living in the Sub-continent (~2500)
Bihar Indian bison / Gaur Bos gaurus[2] Indian Gaur from anaimalai hills JEG5290.jpg VU
Chhattisgarh Wild water buffalo Bubalus bubalis arnee Indian Water Buffalo Bubalus arnee by Dr Raju Kasambe IMG 0347 (11) (cropped).jpg EN
Goa India bison/ Gaur/Gavoredo in Konkani Bos gaurus Indian Gaur from anaimalai hills JEG5290.jpg VU
Gujarat Asiatic lion Panthera leo persica Panthera leo persica male.jpg EN Lives exclusively in Gir Forest National Park
Haryana Blackbuck Antilope cervicapra Blackbuck male female.jpg NT
Himachal Pradesh Snow leopard Uncia uncia or Panthera uncia Snow leopard portrait.jpg VU
Jammu and Kashmir Kashmir stag/Hangul Cervus elaphus hanglu Cervus cashmeerianus Smit.jpg CR Found in Kashmir Valley and Dachigam National Park
Jharkhand Indian elephant Elephas maximus indicus IndianElephant.jpg EN
Karnataka Indian elephant Elephas maximus indicus IndianElephant.jpg EN Karnataka has the largest number of elephants in India[3]
Kerala Indian elephant Elephas maximus indicus IndianElephant.jpg EN Elephants are an integral part of Kerala's culture. See Elephants in Kerala Culture
Madhya Pradesh Barasingha (Swamp deer) Rucervus duvaucelii Barasingha.jpg VU
Maharashtra Indian giant squirrel Ratufa indica Malabar giant sqirrel.jpg LC
Manipur Sangai Cervus eldi eldi Cervus eldii2.jpg EN
Meghalaya Clouded leopard Neofelis nebulosa Clouded leopard.jpg VU
Mizoram Himalayan serow Capricornis thar Himalayan Serow Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary East Sikkim Sikkim India 13.02.2016.jpg NT
Nagaland Gayal/Mithun Bos frontalis B4 darjeling para-5.jpg VU
Odisha Sambar Rusa unicolor Sambhar deer.jpg VU
Punjab Blackbuck Antilope cervicapra Blackbuck male female.jpg NT
Rajasthan Dromedary Camel Camelus dromedarius Camelus dromedarius on Sinai.jpg LC
Sikkim Red panda Ailurus fulgens Ailurus fulgens RoterPanda LesserPanda.jpg EN
Tamil Nadu Nilgiri tahr Nilgiritragus hylocrius Nilgiri Tahr, Kerala.jpg EN
Telangana Spotted deer Axis axis White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) grazing - 20050809.jpg LC
Tripura Phayre's langur Trachypithecus phayrei Trachypithecus geei (Assam, 2006).jpg EN
Uttar Pradesh Swamp deer Rucervus duvaucelii Barasingha.jpg VU
Uttarakhand Alpine musk deer Moschus chrysogaster Moschus chrysogaster.jpg EN
West Bengal Fishing cat Prionailurus viverrinus Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) 3.jpg VU
Union territory Common name Scientific name Image IUCN Category
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Dugong Dugong dugon Dugong Marsa Alam.jpg VU
Chandigarh Indian Gray Mongoose[4][5] Herpestes edwardsi Common grey mangoose LC
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Not declared yet Not declared yet Not declared yet
Daman and Diu Not declared yet Not declared yet Not declared yet
Delhi Nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus Nilgauantilope Boselaphus tragocamelus Tierpark Hellabrunn-10.jpg LC
Lakshadweep Butterfly fish Chaetodon decussatus Bep chaetodon decussatus.jpg NT
Puducherry Indian palm squirrel Funambulus palmarum Squirrel Eating a peanut.jpg LC

See also

References

  1. ^ [www.affairscloud.com]
  2. ^ "State animal of Bihar (Gaur) - complete detail - updated". natureconservation.in. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  3. ^ Perinchery, Aathira (2017-08-16). "India has 27,312 elephants, census shows". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  4. ^ Symbols of Chandigarh (PDF). Chandigarh: Department of Forests and Wildlife, Chandigarh. 2013. p. 1.
  5. ^ "State Symbols of India". General Knowledge 2016/2017.

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