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Activity Discussion Essay Which is the National Animal of India? Reply To: Which is the National Animal of India?

  • Ishita

    June 25, 2021 at 4:13 pm
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    National Animal

    Tiger is the national animal of India. It symbolizes the wealth and wildlife of the country. It has a strong and powerful body. In 1973 tigers were declared the national animal of India in place of lions. Tiger has grace, strength , agility and power. Tiger is a wild animal. . They are descendants of the family of cats. The colour of its body is brown with black stripes. It also looks like a big cat. It can climb trees and swim very well. It has a big and strong body and a long tail. It runs faster than other animals. It has padded feet and sharp claws. There are a total of four teeth in which two in the upper jaw and two in the lower are much larger and longer than the other teeth. The tiger is a meat eater. It is in the category of carnivorous mammals. The origin of tigers is probably from Asia or Africa. The long tail of the tiger played a most important part in hunting. It helps to maintain balance while running fast behind prey. Tigers rarely live in a group, they basically live alone and hunt alone. If a tiger has trouble in finding food then it can eat birds, eggs or berries. And when it cannot find any kind of food at all then it eats any kind of flesh available. Tiger has unique eating habits. An adult tiger requires around 12 pounds of flesh to eat however it may eat 55 to 60 pounds of flesh during night. A tigress having 3 young cubs needs around 280 kg of flesh every 20 days. It is very strong and courageous and intelligent too. The Chinese often use tigers in medical antidotes. Tigers are found in Western, eastern and central parts of India. Poachers threaten the existence of tigers. The government has declared many laws to save the habitat of tigers, including very strict punishment. The number of tigers has gone up recently which is a good thing. But we should look into this matter more seriously and save the tigers. They are pride of India.

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