List of Indian state animals
India, officially the Republic of India is a country in South Asia. It is made up of 29 states and 9 union territories. All Indian states have their own government and the 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 of Sarnath.
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. 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.
|Union territory||Common name||Scientific name||Image||IUCN Category|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Dugong||Dugong dugon||VU|
|Chandigarh||Indian Gray Mongoose||Herpestes edwardsi||LC|
|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|
|Lakshadweep||Butterfly fish||Chaetodon decussatus||NT|
|Puducherry||Indian palm squirrel||Funambulus palmarum||LC|
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