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!
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!