List of Indian state animals

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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 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. 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
Andhra Pradesh Blackbuck Antilope cervicapra Blackbuck male female.jpg NT
Arunachal Pradesh Gayal Bos frontalis B4 darjeling para-5.jpg
Assam One-horned rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis Indian Rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis)1 - Relic38.jpg VU
Bihar Gaur/Gavoredo in Konkani Bos gaurus Indian Bison (Gaur) 1 by N. A. Naseer.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 Gaur/Gavoredo in Konkani Bos gaurus Indian Bison (Gaur) 1 by N. A. Naseer.jpg VU
Gujarat Asiatic lion Panthera leo persica Panthera leo persica male.jpg EN
Haryana Blackbuck Antilope cervicapra Blackbuck male female.jpg NT
Himachal Pradesh Snow leopard Uncia uncia or Panthera uncia Snow leopard portrait.jpg EN
Jammu and Kashmir Kashmir stag/Hangul Cervus elaphus hanglu Cervus cashmeerianus Smit.jpg CR
Jharkhand Indian elephant Elephas maximus indicus IndianElephant.jpg EN
Karnataka Indian elephant Elephas maximus indicus IndianElephant.jpg EN
Kerala Indian elephant Elephas maximus indicus IndianElephant.jpg EN
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
Nagaland Gayal/Mithun Bos frontalis B4 darjeling para-5.jpg
Odisha Sambar Rusa unicolor Sambhar deer.jpg VU
Punjab Blackbuck Antilope cervicapra Blackbuck male female.jpg
Rajasthan Camel [[]] [[]]
Sikkim Red panda Ailurus fulgens Ailurus fulgens RoterPanda LesserPanda.jpg EN
Tamil Nadu Nilgiri tahr Nilgiritragus hylocrius Nilgiri Tahr, Kerala.jpg
Telangana Spotted deer Axis axis White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) grazing - 20050809.jpg
Tripura Phayre's langur Trachypithecus phayrei Trachypithecus geei (Assam, 2006).jpg
Uttar Pradesh Swamp deer Rucervus duvaucelii Barasingha.jpg
Uttarakhand Alpine Musk Deer Moschus chrysogaster Moschustier.jpg EN
West Bengal Fishing cat Prionailurus viverrinus Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) 3.jpg VU
Union territory Common name Scientific name Image
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Dugong Dugong Dugong Marsa Alam.jpg
Chandigarh Indian Gray Mongoose[2][3] Herpestes edwardsi
Common grey mangoose
Indian gray mangoose
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
Lakshadweep Butterfly fish Chaetodon decussatus Bep chaetodon decussatus.jpg
Puducherry Indian palm squirrel Funambulus palmarum Squirrel Eating a peanut.jpg

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.affairscloud.com/symbols-of-states-of-india/
  2. ^ Symbols of Chandigarh (PDF). Chandigarh: Department of Forests and Wildlife, Chandigarh. 2013. p. 1. 
  3. ^ "State Symbols of India". General Knowledge 2016/2017. 

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