Ready to learn more interesting facts on countries around the world! For the next couple weeks we will be discovering some interesting factoids about Asia and the Pacific that you may not know.

First up- India!

India has a population of about 1.3 Billion people and is the seventh largest country in the world. Cows are considered sacred and are allowed to roam the streets because they are thought to be one of humankind’s seven mothers because they offer milk, as a natural mother does. Although cows are considered sacred, the national animal of India since 1973 is the Bengal Tiger. The lion was originally the national animal until an initiation to protect the tigers of India began, therefore declaring the tiger as the national animal. The tiger is known as the Lord of the Jungle and displays India’s wildlife and wealth as well as strength, agility, and power.