tiges were adopted as our national aimal

Do you now? – Tiger grabbed the lion’s national animal status.

In 1948 when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to declare the Asiatic lion as the national animal, after that in 1972, the Bengal Tiger was adopted as a National Animal by the Indian Board for Wildlife. This means Tiger took over the Lion status. Interesting hmmm.

The main reason given was that the tiger was important worldwide and is found in 16 different states across the country whereas Lion is only found in Gir at Gujarat.
Do you know? There were 9 subspecies of tigers: Bengal, Siberian, Indochinese, South Chinese, Sumatran, Malayan, Caspian, Javan, and Bali. Sadly, the Caspian, Javan, and Bali are extinct. The rest of our 6 subspecies are endangered.
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