Ladakh adopts State animal and bird Ladakh adopted two endangered species, snow leopard and black-necked crane, as State animals and State birds, two years after it was carved out as a separate Union Territory (UT) from the erstwhile State of J&K. “The snow leopard (Panther unica) and black-necked crane (Grus nicricollis) shall be the State animal and State bird respectively of the UT of Ladakh from the date of issue of the notification,” reads an order issued b
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