When it comes to animal diversity, we only talk about a place like Africa or Amazon forest, overlooking our own Indian Wild Life.
India, a South-Asian country with a diverse land, consisting of 29 states and seven union territories with a total 79.42 million hectares of forest area.
India contains some of the rarest and beautiful animal species with thousands of ants and frog species.
From the world-famous Bengal Tiger to the rarest Lion Tailed Macaque.
Our National Emblem consists of these animals as a sign of pride, prosperity and wealth.
Likewise, each of the Indian-States has their state seals and state symbols. These symbols include state animals, birds, trees, flowers and even butterflies.
Maharashtra is the home of Western Ghats. ( Sahyadri )
It is one of the eight “hottest hotspots” of biological diversity in the world.
Yes! One of the Eight, In the World.
So, be ready to get amazed as we bring you some of the most beautiful species who are the state symbols of Maharashtra.
1. State Animal Of Maharashtra – Indian Giant Squirrel
Its natural habitat is the tall, branched trees, which helps them in the building of their nest.
The species plays a vital role in shaping the ecosystem of its habitat by engaging in seed dispersal.
2. State Butterfly Of Maharashtra – Blue Mormon
5. State Flower Of Maharashtra – Pride of India
Scientific Name – Lagerstroemia speciosa
As beautiful as this flower is, there is a story behind its arrival in our country, Swedish naturalist with their colonial capture brought this flower to India.