National animals are cultural symbols of the country they represent. Every country has it’s own national animal that represents the ideals of its population. Sometimes this leads to very interesting situations. For example, the national animal of Scotland is actually a fictitious creature – The unicorn!
Remember the movie Kung-Fu Panda? Yup, that’s China’s national animal. Which animal do you picture of when I mention Spain? If you thought of a bull, guess what..you hit the jackpot! Similarly, Australia’s animal is the red kangaroo while India’s national animal is the Bengal tiger. We present to you photographic list of the national animals of 16 countries. Enjoy!
National Animal of United States – The Bald Eagle
National Animal of India – The Royal Bengal Tiger
National Animal of Canada – The Beaver
National Animal of Scotland – The Unicorn
National Animal of Australia – The Red Kangaroo
National Animal of Russia – The Russian Brown Bear
National Animal of Germany – The Black Eagle
National Animal of Brazil – The Jaguar
National Animal of Indonesia – The Komodo Dragon
National Animal of United Kingdom – The Lion
National Animal of Spain – The Bull
National Animal of Italy – The Italian Wolf
National Animal of Philippines – The Carabao
National Animal of Mexico – The Xoloitzcuintle
National Animal of Turkey – The Grey Wolf
National Animal of China – The Giant Panda
As you can see, more often than not, the national animal itself becomes the face of a country’s wildlife. This is why all nations take extra measures in conserving and protecting their national animal. Did your country’s national animal get listed here? If not, send us a comment and we’ll add it here!