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West Bengal State Animal : Fishing Cat
In West Bengal Bengali the fishing cat is known as ‘Mach-baghrol and ‘bagh-dasha’. Mach means fish and bagha means tiger. It is a medium-sized wild cat of South and South-East Asia. It is the largest of the Prinailurns cats. Its coarse fur is olive-grey to ashy-grey with darker stripes on the shoulder and roundish or oval-shaped spots on its flanks and sides. It has short tail. It is about twice the size of domestic cat. It inhabits in swamps and marshy areas. Their existence is threatened by the destruction of wet lands. In 2018, the IUCN classified them as Endangered animal.
West Bengal State Bird : White Throated Kingfishers
White throated kingfishers have bright blue back. The large legs are bright red. They have thick, reddish-orange bills and dark chocolate coloured heads, bellies and shoulders. They are carnivorous. A white patch found on the throat and the breast. The flight of the bird is rapid and direct.
West Bengal State Flower : Night Flowering Jasmine
Night Flowering Jasmine, is West Bengal’s state flower. Locally it is known as ‘Shephali’. The tree of the flower falls into the category of shrub. It bears scintillating fragrance. The magnificence of the flower consists in its scintillating fragrance. The flowers are born with the tendency at growing in clusters of two or seven, they open at dusk and closes at dawn. The flower also has also the usage in commercial purpose as a natural resource of a yellow dye.
West Bengal State Tree : Chattim
Chatian or Chattim is the state tree of West Bengal. It is an evergreen tree that can attain height of up to 100 feet. With its small flowers greenish yellow in colour, the tree comprises of large leaves organised in clusters of seven. It provides many medicines. It is also a major contributor of paper.
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