State Symbols of Kerala

State Butterfly of Kerala: Malabar Banded Peacock (Papilio buddha)/Image Credit: Vinayraja

Following are the state symbols of Kerala:

State Animal of Kerala: Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus indicus)
The Indian Elephant is Kerala's official state animal. It is revered and regarded as a symbol of the state's power, sagacity, and cultural heritage.

State Bird of Kerala: Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis)
The Great Hornbill is the state bird of Kerala. It is renowned for its brilliant colours and horn-like casque atop its beak.

State Tree of Kerala: Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera)
The Coconut Palm is the state tree of Kerala. It is of great cultural and economic significance to the state. Kerala is often referred to as the "Land of Coconuts" due to the abundance of coconut palms in the state.

State Flower of Kerala: Kanikkonna (Cassia fistula)
Kanikkonna, also known as the Indian laburnum or golden shower tree, is the state flower of Kerala. Its brilliant yellow flowers are a sight to behold and are associated with the state's Vishu festival.

State Fish of Kerala: Pearl Spot (Etroplus suratensis)
The Pearl Spot, also known as Karimeen in the local language, is the state fish of Kerala. It is a highly prized freshwater fish found in the backwaters and lakes of Kerala for its flavour and culinary significance.

State Butterfly of Kerala: Malabar Banded Peacock (Papilio buddha)
The Malabar Banded Peacock is the state butterfly of Kerala. It is a colorful and endemic butterfly species found in the Western Ghats, a mountain range running through the state.

State Fruit of Kerala: Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)
Jackfruit is the state fruit of Kerala. It is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world and is widely cultivated in Kerala. It is a vibrant, endemic butterfly species found in the Western Ghats, a state-spanning mountain range.

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