Nepal is formally the Federal Democratic Republic. Nepal has its own national bird and national animal. So, Nepal is a country of everything. It has preserved national birds and national animals. It has a feeling of nationality.
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 is a landlocked country which located in South Asia in between India and China. It is one of the country in the world which is considered as a Hindu nation as there is more than 80 percent of people are Hindu and remaining follow other religion like Buddhism Muslim and Christianity. Well after the long struggle of the people and after the long civil war now the nation is declared as the Democratic Republic from the monarchy system.
New constitution of Nepal has adopted many new systems in which the government has adopted a national emblem which symbolize the nation and its identity. There is a various national emblem that is found in our nation. Every nation has their national emblem which gives the identity and represents the basis of its constitutional philosophy all over the world.
The national emblem is very important for every country because they carry meaning, values and ideas about the nations. There is a different national emblem that is originated from the natural world and is very unique all over the world.
Nepal has a varied geography, including fertile plains, sub-alpine 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 multi-ethnic nation with Nepali as the official language.
The national animals and bird are the national symbols of Nepal. The national symbols are selected as per their value in Nepali society and the uniqueness it has. National Bird of Nepal is Danfe and national animal of Nepal is Cow. We will cover up the Condition of national animals in Nepal.
Here in this article, we are going to discuss the national birds and animals along with other national emblems of Nepal. There are different national emblem like the national flag, coat of arms (commonly known as the official seal of his majesty’s government depicting crown itself) national colour, national anthem itself. Well, the national animal of Nepal cow and national bird Danfe are considered as the identity of Nepal in the world.
National animal of Nepal is Cow
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.
Since many years cow has been the national animal of Nepal.
Recently one horned rhino was proposed as national animal but eventually cow was declared national animal. Being an agricultural based country, cow used to be one of the main income of Nepalese people in the past. People used to rear cows and sell the milk.
Cow also has religious significance. It is considered goddess Laxmi and is worshiped as a form of god. Cow is given respect of mother in Nepal. With all these reasons cow stands proudly as national animal of Nepal.Now the priorities of Nepali people have changed and also the income source.
Agriculture and farming is no more main profession. Remittance, service industry and all have become main profession. But still cow is still worshiped as Laxmi. It is considered to be the purest Animal. Killing and eating cow is illegal in Nepal. But there are some ethnic groups eat it but only when its dead.They don’t kill cow but eat it if it dies of natural cause.
As we have discussed above Nepal is considered as one of the nations in the world where the Hindu people are found mostly, so is known as the Hindu nation. There are many belief in the Hindu community in the religion. Hindu people worship different things like sun, moon, cow and many other stones statue as a symbol of god and goddess.
In the same way, the national animal of Nepal cow is also considered as the symbol of the Goddess Laxmi and Hindu people worship it every day and also in the different festivals like Tihar and many more.
We also say “Gau Mata” to Cow and is worship by the Hindu people all over the world. Hindu people do not eat the meat of the cow. It is also banned in Nepal to cut the cow and buy and sell the cow meat after declaring cow as a national animal of Nepal. All over the world cow represent Nepal and its identity till date.
National bird of Nepal is Daphe
The national bird of Nepal is Himalayan Monal. It is also called Daphe. The Himalayan mona also recognised as the impeyan monal, impeyan pheasant or Danfe is a bird of the genus Lophophorus of the pheasant family, Phasianidae.
Danfe is the national bird of Nepal which comes from the Himalayan region of Nepal. It is made national bird because of its rare existence in the world and mainly because of its bright colors. The main beauty of the bird lies in its colorful feathers. But only the male danfe has such features.
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. It is beautiful in the sense that it has a metallic colourization 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.
The national bird of Nepal, Danfe 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.
Danfe 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.
Danfe (commonly termed word in Nepal) belongs to the genus lophophorus of the pheasant family. Because of its inhabitant in the Himalayan region it is termed as Himalayan monal. As per the feature of the Phasianidae, it is a large bird with length of about 70 cm. The weight of male and female vary a bit with female weighing around 2000 g and male around 2200 g.
Lophophorus is the bird most commonly found in the hilly and Himalayan region of Nepal. It is also known as Danphe which are considered as one of the most beautiful birds found in the Himalayan region. It is considered as one of the most beautiful bird in the sense that it has a metallic colour combination of green, purple, red and green. This bird is found in the coniferous and mixed forest of high altitude forest.
This is one of the endangered species of bird that is about to extinct from the earth. Nepal has declared it as the national bird of Nepal to save it from vanishing from this earth. After declaring it as the national bird of Nepal now no one can hunt this bird for poaching and their number is gradually increasing day by day. This bird also represents Nepal in the world and give the identity of Nepal. Not only in Nepal this bird is also found in Himachal Pradesh of India Pakistan and Bhutan.
Male and Female Danfe lophophorous
The Male and female bird are distinct in their appearance. Adult males have multicolored feathers throughout their body whereas the female are dull in color. They have dark brownish feathers. Adult males have a long crest and multicolored feathers throughout their body, while the females, like in other pheasants, are dull in color with dark brownish-black feathers in the upper parts. The features that make the male bird stand out are metallic green long crest and changeable reddish colour on the back and sides of the neck. It has a prominent white back and tail feathers darker towards the tips. The lower parts of female is white. they have distinctive white patch in fore neck and white strip in the tail.Male and female resemble during first year but gradually they develop distinct features.
Condition of Danfe in Nepal
Despite being national bird, its very unfortunate that these this beautiful bird is in verge of disaaperrance. The numbers are lowering every year, And its tragic to say the the government are not doing quite effective work for saving these beautiful species. The main settlement area of the bird is Ramaroshan area ( area in the Achham district ).The scarcity of water sources and deterioration of jungle in the area is the region behind this. Locals complain that they now hardly see the bird these days. It would be a big shame for all of us if we don’t take timely actions and save the bird from extinction.