Other than India, the Bengal tiger also occurs in Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan. Tiger was adopted as our National Animal in place of the Lion in a meeting.Oct 24, 2009 - Tiger was chosen as the National animal of India due to its grace, Teddy Roosevelt wanted to change it to the grizzly (great brown) bear.The government's reply stated that tiger was adopted as national animal in place of lion at a meeting of the Indian Board for Wildlife held.Until 1973, the Lion was the national animal of India. In April 1973, Project Tiger was started to save the tigers in India.The Government of India introduced Tiger as a National animal, Peacock as bird, ... of the International Organisation for Animal Protection.
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Tiger was chosen as the National animal of India due to its grace, strength, agility and enormous power. As the tiger is also considered as the king of Jungle, it was an obvious choice for the National Animal category. Since time immemorial, the tiger has been considered as a Royal Animal. Often, The Tiger as the National Animal of India symbolizes the power, strength, elegance, alertness, intelligence and endurance of the natio