We all know that Tiger is the national animal. But how many of us know the state animals? Huh, state animals? This was my first reaction when I saw in today's "Young World", a The Hindu suppliment. I was surprised that we also have state birds, flower and tree!
Here is a complete list of animail, tree, bird and flower for every state in India. Some notable points:
- Elephant is the state animal for four states - Kerala, Karnataka, Jharkhand & Orissa
- Peacock is not just the national bird, the state bird for Orissa
- Lakshwadeep's state animal is Butterfly fish and for West Bengal its Fishing Cat :-)
- Coconut is Kerala's state tree & Sandal for Karnataka. Sounds appropriate. For Tamilnadu its Palm !