Telangana adopted the State Bird and State Animal. Indina Roller (Palapitta) is the State Bird while Deer (Jinka) is the State Animal of Telangana. Cassia auriculata (Tangedu Puvvu) has been adopted as the State Flower and Prosopis Cineraria (Jammi Chettu) received the status of State Tree.
The decision comes after the selection committee chaired by CM K Chandrasekhara Rao finalized the state symbols.
Giving his remarks on the symbols, KCR said, “Telangana state symbols showcase its culture, traditions, history and moral values. In united Andhra Pradesh, the state symbols were selected through And-hra angle. Since Telangana state has been formed, the state symbols should go with Telangana culture”.
Expressing his views on deer being adopted as the state animal, KCR said, “Deer has carved a niche in Indian history. It has a key role in Ramayana. Deers are spread over entire Telangana. Among the wild animals in forests, deer is the most delicate and innocent one. Deer resembles the heart of Telangana people”.