The Ladakh administration has declared snow leopard its state animal and black-necked crane state bird.

A notification in this regard was issued on Tuesday by Pawan Kotwal, Principal Secretary, Forest, Ecology and Environment.

“The Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Ladakh is pleased to declare snow leopard (Panther unica) and black–necked crane (Grus nicricollis) as state animal and state bird, respectively, of the Union Territory of Ladakh,” Kotwal said in a notification.

Source: 02 September, 2021, The Tribune