Re-notification issued for tiger, peacock as national symbols

Updated: Jul 12, 2011, 14:33 PM IST

New Delhi: With the notification of tiger and peacock as India`s national animal and bird not making into official records, the Ministry of Environment and Forests yesterday issued a re-notification for this purpose.

"The Government of India had notified tiger and peacock as national animal and national bird respectively. However, the said notifications are not forthcoming in the official records of the Ministry of Environment and Forests for quite some time," a government release said here.

"In view of this, the MoEF re-notifies the tiger as the national animal and peacock as the national bird of India," Additional Director General of Forests (Wildlife) Jagdish Kishwan was quoted as saying in the release.

PTI