India is a country rich in biodiversity and various animal species are found across the Indian states and union territories. In this article, we shall discuss the list of animals that are the symbols for the 28 states and 8 Union Territories.
This is important from the perspective of the prelims phase of the IAS Exam. Candidates preparing for the upcoming civil services exam or other government exams must update themselves with the list of Indian state animals.
Also, visit the linked article and get updated with the List of Indian state birds.
- The Union Territory of Ladakh has declared Snow Leopard as its state animal. Snow Leopard is found in Ruspshu and Nubra valleys as well Changspa region of Leh district and Zagla in Zanskar in Kargil region.
- With the death of the sole female Buffalo in the government conservation centre of Chhattisgarh, the state animal of Chhattisgarh is on the verge of extinction. The Sitanadi-Udanti tiger reserve in the state is one of the habitats of the species
Also, read about the Species in News important for UPSC Prelims 2023.
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State-wise List of Animals in India
India is a biodiverse country and contains various kinds of species. The list below shows India’s State animals:
|3||Assam||Indian One-horned Rhino|
|9||Himachal Pradesh||Snow Leopard|
|13||Madhya Pradesh||Swamp Deer (Barasingha)|
|23||Tamil Nadu||Nilgiri Tahr|
|24||Telangana||Spotted Deer (Jinka)|
|27||Uttar Pradesh||Swamp Deer (Barasingha)|
|28||West Bengal||Fishing cat|
|1||Andaman & Nicobar Islands||Dugong|
|2||Chandigarh||Indian grey Mongoose|
|3||Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu||–|
|7||Jammu and Kashmir||Kashmir stag|
|8||The Government of NCT of Delhi||Nilgai|
Aspirants can also refer to the following links:
- National Flower of India
- National Emblem of India
- National Bird of India
- National Animal of India
- National Flag of India
Candidates preparing for government exams can also get the list of important Static GK topics at the linked article.
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Frequently Asked Questions on Indian State Animals
Q 1. What is the state animal of the national capital of India?
Q 2. Which is the national animal of Ladakh?
Q 3. Which three Indian states have elephants as their State animal?
Q 4. Indian grey Mongoose is the state animal of which Indian state or union territory?
Q 5. Swamp Deer or Barasingha is the state animal of which state(s)?
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|UPSC Syllabus||IAS Hindi|
|National Song of India||National Aquatic Animal of India|
|National Calendar of India||National River of India|