20 June 2006

National Animal

Tiger the magnificent animal is scientifically called the Panthera Tigris (Linnaeus), the national animal of India, is a rich-coloured well-striped animal with a short coat. The combination of grace, strength agility and enormous power has earned the tiger great respect and high esteem. Out of the eight races of the species known, the Indian race, the Royal Bengal Tiger is found throughout the country (except the north-western region) and also in neighboring countries like Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. To check the dwindling population of tigers in India, which came down to just 1,827 in1971, ‘Project Tiger’ was launched in April 1973.

Since then, the tiger population has shown a gradual increase and the census of 1993 puts the tiger population of the country at 3,750. So far, 23 tiger reserve have been establish in the country under this project, covering an area of 33,406 sqkm.

The tiger needs to be emulated to remain alert & swift while working towards our goals in life.

Wah! Kya sher hai!!!

Dynamic India
Thanks to chyk.