National Bird and Animal of Nepal

Nepal is formally the Federal Democratic Republic. It is a landlocked united state in South Asia. It is positioned commonly in the Himalayas but additionally consists of parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. With an estimated population of 26.4 million, it is 48th largest country by using population and 93rd largest country through the area. It borders China in the north and India in the south, east, and west while Bangladesh is located inside solely 27 km of its southeastern tip and Bhutan is separated from it by the Indian kingdom of Sikkim. Nepal has a varied geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and largest city. Nepal is a multiethnic nation with Nepali as the official language.

The National animal of Nepal is a cow. The cow is considered as the national animal of Nepal because it is a Hindu country and the Hindu people worship cow as the incarnation of goddess Laxmi. Due to which there is a huge respect for the cow. Most of the people keep a cow as the domestic animal as the cow provides milk and form milk much other product are formed like gee curd paneer and many more. The cow is worship every year in Tihar in Laxmi puja. It is considered one of the biggest festivals in Nepal. As the cow has been declared as a national animal, killing cows internal the country has been banned. If each person is found doing such activities, he/she will be punished by the present constitution of Nepal.

The national bird of Nepal Himalayan monal. The Himalayan monal also recognised as the impeyan monal, impeyan pheasant or Danfe is a bird of the genus Lophophorus of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. It is the national bird of Nepal, where it is known as the “Danfe” in Nepali It is one of the most stunning birds in Nepali is the Himalayan Monal. Beautiful in the sense that it has a metallic colouration combination of green, purple, red and green. It is especially large about 70 cm long. It is basically determined in the excessive altitudes of Nepal in between 2400 and 4500 meters, generally in Hilly and the Himalayan region. It gives 4 to 6 eggs at a time after 27 days of conception. It is found in Himalayan area where small bushes and rhododendron is available.  In summer, you can see Danfe in rocky, grass-covered meadows while in winter, you can see them in the coniferous and combined forest. The male is colourful which represents the colours and looks like an oil sleek, whereas female Himalayan Monal is a bit dull looking and grey. Besides the lack of colour, it is still as majestic as male. It is an endangered species due to its poaching. So, Nepal has declared it as the national bird to guard it against being disappeared from the earth. No one is allowed to hunt this species in Nepal. It can tolerate snow and even find its foods in the snow. It is even located in Himachal Pradesh of India, Pakistan, and Bhutan.

 

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