The annual Sangai Festival was celebrated in northeastern state of Manipur.
It is a grand festival named after the state animal, Sangai, the critically endangered brow-antlered deer found only in Manipur.
It showcases tourism potential of Manipur in field of arts & culture, handloom, handicrafts, indigenous sports, cuisine, music and adventure sports of state etc.
It also showcases ‘Ras Leela’, state’s classical dance form along with various other folk dance performances.
The sangai is an endemic and endangered subspecies of brow-antlered deer found only in Manipur.
Once it was found across Manipur Valley in abundant now only its remaining natural habitat is found in Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP), the only floating national park in the world.
It is listed as critically endangered species by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
KLNP is floating biomass in Manipur’s Loktak Lake.
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