Ladakh announces black-necked crane as state bird, snow leopard as state animal

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The union territory government of Ladakh on September 2 has announced snow leopard as its state animal and black-necked crane as state bird.

Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal said, ‘Ladakh Union Territory administration has announced snow leopard as its state animal and black-necked crane as its state bird. Black-necked crane is found in eastern Ladakh’s high-altitude wetlands and marshes.’