The 8 Most Rare State Animals of North East India

North East India is covered by a belt of eight states, commonly referred to as the seven sisters and one brother. The forest in this region is covered by some of the most rarest and unique state animals.

Here is a list of some unusual animals found in this region:

1.  One – Horned Rhino

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The Kaziranga National Park in Assam is home to over 2000 one- horned rhinos. The greater Indian one-horned rhinoceros are one the largest and  rarest mammals in the world. It is also recognized as the official state animal of Assam.

2. Clouded Leapord 


The clouded leapord is one of the rarest of the big cats found in India. It is also the state animal of Meghalaya. But they are found in the region of West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and the neighboring states.


3. Red Panda

Red Panda

The red cat-bear is one of the most  rarest and unique animal of India. This animal is  found only in the Eastern Himalayas of Indian territories and other parts of neighbouring countries. The red panda can be spotted in the wild in Khangchendzonga National Park and Namdapha National Park.

4. Gayal

Arunachal Pradesh – Gayal (Bos frontalis)

Gayal belongs to the family of the large cattle’s and is also a housetrain type of Gaur. It is also the state animal of Arunachal Pradesh a northeastern state of India. This breed of cattle can also be seen in Bangladesh.

5. Sangai 


The brow antlered deer is rare and endangered species found only in the marshy wetland of Keibul Lamjao National Park in Manipur state. Sangai, the state animal of Manipur lives in parts of largest freshwater lake, the Loktak Lake.

6. Hoolock Gibbon

The Hoolock Gibbon is the only ape found in India. Western Hoolock Gibbon are found  from north-east India to neighboring countries.

7. Phayre’s Langur

The phayre’s langur is the state animal of Tripura. It is also known as the Phayre’s leaf monkey, species of lutung, a group of Old World monkeys.


8. Gaur 

Gaur aka Indian Bison

The Gaur or Indian Bison is one of the most impressive creatures and the largest extant bovine, found mainly at Southeast Asia. Indian Bison is the tallest species of wild cattle but listed as vulnerable and found in Nagaland.