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Name of State Animal and State Bird has Been Declared in Ladakh

In Ladakh, the snow leopard declared as the state animal and the black-necked crane as the state bird. In this regard, a notification  issued by the Forest Department of the UT.

Name of state Animal and State bird has Been Declared in Ladakh

Almost two years after the reorganization of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The administration of Ladakh has designated the snow leopard as the state animal and the black-necked one. Crane  declared as the state bird for the Union Territory. A notification in this regard was issued by the Union Territory of Forest, Ecology and Environment.

Honorable Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh

“The Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Ladakh  pleased to declare the “Snow Leopard” (Panther unica) and “Black-necked Crane” (Grus nicricolis) as the State Animal and State Bird of the Union Territory of Ladakh respectively. This notification will come into force from the date of issue of

Black-Necked Stork

The black-necked stork, which was also the state bird of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. In India found only in Ladakh. The black-necked crane is a tall bird classified as “vulnerable”.

crane height and weight

Its height is about 1.35 meters. The wingspan is about 2-2.5 meters and it weighs about 6-8 kilograms! It has a bright red crown on its head. Usually seen in pairs. Their courtship dance has inspired the charts – one of the famous folk dances of Ladakh.

The mountainous region of the western and eastern Himalayas is the habitat of snow leopards in India. They  mainly found in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. It is pertinent to mention that Hangul was the state animal of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. In which Ladakh  also included.

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