List of Indian State Animals 2021

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. 

Latest Update: 

  • 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

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:

S.No. States Animal
1 Andhra Pradesh Blackbuck
2 Arunachal Pradesh Mithun
3 Assam Indian One-horned Rhino
4 Bihar Gaur
5 Chhattisgarh Wild Buffalo
6 Goa Gaur
7 Gujarat Asiatic Lion
8 Haryana Blackbuck
9 Himachal Pradesh Snow Leopard
10 Jharkhand Elephant
11 Karnataka Elephant
12 Kerala Elephant
13 Madhya Pradesh Swamp Deer (Barasingha)
14 Maharashtra Giant Squirrel
15 Manipur Sangai
16 Meghalaya Clouded Leopard
17 Mizoram Serow
18 Nagaland Mithun
19 Odisha Sambhar deer
20 Punjab Blackbuck
21 Rajasthan Chinkara
22 Sikkim Red Panda
23 Tamil Nadu Nilgiri Tahr
24 Telangana Spotted Deer (Jinka)
25 Tripura Phayre’sLangur
26 Uttarakhand Musk Deer
27 Uttar Pradesh Swamp Deer (Barasingha)
28 West Bengal Fishing cat
S.No. Union Territories Animal
1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands Dugong
2 Chandigarh Indian grey Mongoose
3 Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu
4 Lakshadweep Butterfly Fish
5 Puducherry Squirrel
6 Ladakh Snow Leopard
7 Jammu and Kashmir Kashmir stag
8 The Government of NCT of Delhi Nilgai


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