Elephant -India's Heritage animal

Elephant,the great pachyderm has been declared the national heritage animal of India by ministry of environment.

Elephant (Elephas maximus)the great Indian pachyderm has been declared the National Heritage Animal of India on 22/10/10 by the environment ministry.This has been done to save this largest mammal on land.Elephant has been a part of Indian's cultural life since time immemorial.It is a most revered animal.But due to reduction in land area and rapid growth of railways there has been an alarming instances of deaths of elephants.More cases of man elephant conflict are coming to light.This step will go a long way to save this magnificent animal from extinction.India's economy has often been compared to elephant.when India hosted Asian games in 1982 , the mascot of the games was an elephant better known as Appu.Time has come to save Appu.


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