The Eight Rare and Unique State Animals of North-East India

The seven sister states along with one brother are the least explored region of India so called as Paradise Unexplored. The forest covered area of this region is home to some of the rare and unique animals in the world such as distinct Clouded Leopard,greater one-horned rhino and Red Panda. Here is the list of most beautiful state animals of the Seven Sister States and one Himalayan state of Sikkim.

Unique and Rare State Animals of Eight North Eastern States of India

Red Panda – Sikkim


The red cat-bear is one of the rare and unique animal of India, found only in the Eastern Himalayas of Indian territories and other parts of neighbouring countries. Khangchendzonga National Park and Namdapha National Park are two protected areas where the beautiful state animal of Sikkim, red panda can be spotted in the wild.

One Horned Rhino – Assam

Great Indian Rhino

The greater Indian one-horned rhinoceros is the large and One of the rarest mammal in the world. Around 2,000 Indian rhinoceros or one-horned Rhino are live in the wild forest of Kaziranga, Pobitora,Manas and Orang national parks of India.

Gayal – Arunachal Pradesh


Gayal is another large cattle and domesticated form of the big Indian gaur,found mostly in the north-east areas of India. Mithun is known as Gayal are a separate species from the Gaur or a hybrid.

Clouded Leopard – Meghalaya


The most uncommon and rare Clouded leopards is one of the smallest of the five big cats found in India. Distinct Clouded Leopard is the state animal of Meghalaya also occur in West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and other neighbouring states.

Gaur – Nagaland


The Gaur or Indian Bison is one of the most impressive creatures and the largest extant bovine, found mainly at Southeast Asia. Indian Bison is the tallest species of wild cattle but listed as vulnerable.

Sangai – Manipur


The brow antlered deer is rare and endangered species found only in the marshy wetland of Keibul Lamjao National Park in Manipur state. Sangai, the state animal of Manipur lives in parts of largest freshwater lake, the Loktak Lake, one of the seven world’s Ramsar sites. Photo Credit: kanglaonline.

Hoolock Gibbon – Mizoram


The Hoolock Gibbon is the only species of Ape found in Indian subcontinent,range of the Western hoolock gibbon extend from north-east India to neighbouring countries.

Phayre’s Langur – Tripura


The Phayre’s Langur is also known as Phayre’s leaf monkey, species of lutung, a group of Old World monkeys found in Tripura in north-east India and some part of neighbouring countries. The arboreal lutung is mostly feeds on leaves.

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