State animals of India

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 !

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