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This is a list of national animals.

National animals[edit]

Country Name of animal Scientific name Pictures Ref.
 Afghanistan Snow leopard Panthera uncia Uncia uncia.jpg [1]
 Angola Red-crested turaco (national bird) Tauraco erythrolophus RedcrestedTuraco.jpg [2]
 Anguilla Zenaida dove Zenaida aurita Zenida aurita1 1 barbados.jpg [3]
 Antigua and Barbuda Fallow deer (national animal) Dama dama Fallow deer in field.jpg [4]
Frigate (national bird) Fregata magnificens Fregata magnificens1.jpg [4]
Hawksbill turtle (national sea creature) Eretmochelys imbricata Hawksbill Turtle.jpg [4]
 Algeria Fennec fox Vulpes zerda Fennec Foxes.jpg [5]
 Argentina Rufous hornero Furnarius rufus Flickr - Dario Sanches - JOÃO-DE-BARRO (Furnarius rufus) (3).jpg [6]
 Australia Red kangaroo (national animal) Macropus rufus Red kangaroo - melbourne zoo.jpg [7]
Emu (national bird) Dromaius novaehollandiae Emoe.jpg [8]
 Azerbaijan Karabakh horse Equus ferus caballus Karabakh stallion Khan.jpg [9]
 Bangladesh Royal Bengal tiger (national animal) Panthera tigris tigris Tigerramki.jpg [10]
Magpie robin (national bird) Copsychus saularis Copsychus saularis - Ang Khang female.jpg [10]
Ilish (national fish) Tenualosa ilisha Ilish.JPG [10]
 Belarus European bison Bison bonasus Wisent.jpg [11]
 Belize Baird's tapir Tapirus bairdii Central American Tapir-Belize20.jpg [11][12]
 Belgium Lion (heraldic Leo Belgicus) Panthera leo Insigne Belgicum.svg [13]
 Bhutan Druk Mythical Flag of Bhutan.svg [14]
Takin Budorcas taxicolor Takin indický.jpg [15]
 Cambodia Kouprey Bos sauveli [16]
 Canada North American beaver (national animal) Castor canadensis American Beaver.jpg [17][18]
Canadian horse (national horse) Equus ferus caballus Img 3372 Me trot.jpg [18]
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Okapi Okapia johnstoni Okapi2.jpg [11]
 Colombia Andean condor Vultur gryphus Condor flying over the Colca canyon in Peru.jpg [19]
 Costa Rica Yigüirro (national bird) Turdus grayi Turdus grayi -Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica-8.jpg [20]
White-Tailed Deer (national animal) Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed deer.jpg [21]
West Indian manatee (national aquatic animal) Trichechus manatus Manatee with calf.PD - colour corrected.jpg [22]
 Croatia Pine marten Martes martes Martes martes, Clunes, Scotland 4.jpg [23][24]
 Cuba Cuban trogon Priotelus temnurus Priotelus temnurus -Camaguey, Camaguey Province, Cuba-8.jpg [25][26]
 Cyprus Cypriot mouflon Ovis orientalis Mouflon in zoo.jpg [27]
 Czech Republic Double-tailed lion Mythical Small coat of arms of the Czech Republic.svg [28]
 Denmark Mute swan (national bird) Cygnus olor Cygnus olor 2 (Marek Szczepanek).jpg [29]
Small tortoiseshell (national butterfly) Aglais urticae Aglais urticae LC0310.jpg [29]
 Egypt Steppe eagle Aquila nipalensis Steppe Eagle's Gape.jpg [30]
 Estonia Barn swallow (national bird) Hirundo rustica Landsvale.jpg [31]
 Ethiopia Lion Panthera leo Lion waiting in Namibia.jpg [32]
 Finland Brown bear (national animal) Ursus arctos European Brown Bear.jpg [33]
Whooper swan (national bird) Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) (26).jpg [34]
 Faroe Islands Eurasian oystercatcher (national bird) Haematopus ostralgus Haematopus ostralegus Norway.jpg [35]
 France Gallic rooster Gallus gallus domesticus Coq-gaulois-dore.JPG [36]
 Greece Dolphins Delphinus Delfine im Golf von Korinth, Griechenland.jpg [37]
 Guatemala Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno Quetzal01.jpg [38]
 Honduras White-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed deer.jpg [39]
 Hungary Turul Mythical (most probably Falco cherrug) [40] Turul-Tb-front.jpg
 Iceland Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus Falco rusticolus white cropped.jpg [41]
 India Bengal tiger (national animal) Panthera tigris tigris Bengal Tiger Karnataka.jpg [42]
Indian Peacock (national bird) Pavo cristatus Peacockbench.jpg [43]
King cobra (national reptile) Ophiophagus hannah Ophiophagus hannah2.jpg [44]
Ganges river dolphin (national aquatic animal) Platanista gangetica GangeticDolphin.jpg [45]
Indian elephant (national heritage animal) Elephas maximus indicus IndianElephant.jpg [46]
 Indonesia Komodo dragon (national animal) Varanus komodoensis Komododragon2.jpg [47]
Garuda (historic national animal) Mythical National emblem of Indonesia Garuda Pancasila.svg [48]
 Iran Mugger crocodile Crocodylus palustris Marsh crocodile - Basking in the sun.jpg [49]
 Iraq Golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle 2.jpg [50]
Goat
( KRG)
Capra aegagrus Bezoarziege.jpg [51]
 Israel Hoopoe (national bird) Upupa epops Upupa epops (Ramat Gan)002.jpg [49]
 Jamaica Red-billed streamertail Trochilus polytmus Red-billed Streamertail 2506104129.jpg [52]
 Japan Green pheasant (national bird) Phasianus versicolor Phasianus versicolor in field.JPG [53]
Carp (national fish) Cyprinus carpio KoiDSC00093.JPG [54]
 Latvia White wagtail (national bird) Motacilla alba White-Wagtail.jpg [55][56]
Two-spotted Ladybird (national insect) Adalia bipunctata Coccinellidae - Adalia bipunctata.JPG [56]
 Lithuania White stork Ciconia ciconia WhiteStorkGaulsh02.jpg [57]
 Macedonia Lion (in Macedonian heraldry) Panthera leo Macedonian Lion - Goce Delcev Bridge.JPG [58]
 Malaysia Malayan tiger (national animal) Panthera tigris jacksoni MalayanTiger.jpg [59]
 Moldova Aurochs (national animal) Bos primigenius Aurochs reconstruction.jpg [60]
 Mauritius Dodo
Raphus cucullatus Dodo.JPG [11][61][62]
 Mexico Xoloitzcuintli (national dog) Canis lupus familiaris Xoloitzcuintli - GCH Bayshore Georgio Armani 09 (16397731930).jpg [63]
   Nepal Cow (national animal) Bos taurus indicus Brahman Baby.jpg [64]
Danphe (national bird) Lophophorus impejanus Lophophorus impejanus Zoo DU 2.jpg [65]
 Netherlands Lion (heraldic symbol) Panthera leo Royal coat of arms of the Netherlands.svg [66]
Black-tailed godwit (national bird) Limosa limosa Limosa limosa (Uitkerke).jpg [67]
 New Zealand Kiwi Apteryx sp. TeTuatahianui.jpg [68]
 North Korea Chollima Mythical Korea-Silla-Cheonmado-01.jpg [69][70][71]
 Norway Lion (royal animal) Panthera leo Coat of arms of Norway.svg [72]
White-throated dipper (national bird) Cinclus cinclus Cinclus cinclus R(ThKraft).jpg [73]
Fjord horse (national horse) Equus ferus caballus Fjording, mother and daughter.jpg [74]
 Oman Arabian oryx (national animal) Oryx leucoryx Arabian oryx (oryx leucoryx).jpg [75]
 Pakistan Markhor (national animal) Capra falconeri Markhor.jpg [11]
Chukar (national bird) Alectoris chukar Alectoris-chukar-001.jpg [76]
Snow leopard (national heritage animal) Panthera uncia Snow Leopard 1 (4693059450).jpg [77]
 Panama Harpy eagle Harpia harpyja Harpia harpyja 001 800.jpg [11]
 Papua New Guinea Dugong (national marine mammal) Dugong dugon Dugong Marsa Alam.jpg [78]
 Peru Vicuña (national animal) Vicugna vicugna Vicunacrop.jpg [79]
 Philippines Carabao (national animal) Bubalus bubalis Carabao.jpg [80]
Philippine eagle (national bird) Pithecophaga jefferyi Sir Arny(Philippine Eagle).jpg [81]
 Qatar Arabian oryx Oryx leucoryx Arabian oryx (oryx leucoryx).jpg [82]
 Romania Lynx Lynx lynx Lynx lynx poing.jpg [83]
 Rwanda Leopard Panthera pardus Leopard africa.jpg [84]
 South Korea Siberian Tiger Panthera tigris altaica Siberian Tiger sf.jpg [85]
Korean magpie (national bird) Pica (pica) sericea Korean magpie in Daejeon (side profile).jpg [85]
 Spain Bull Bos taurus Toro-elPuerto.jpg [86]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines St Vincent parrot Amazona guildingii Amazona guildingii -Botanical Gardens -Kingstown -Saint Vincent-8a-4c.jpg [87]
 Serbia Wolf Canis lupus lupus Canis lupus lupus qtl1.jpg [88]
White eagle 'Mythical' Coat of arms of Serbia small.svg [89]
Lynx Lynx lynx Lynx2.jpg [90]
 Somalia Leopard (national animal) Panthera pardus Leopard africa.jpg [91]
 South Africa Springbok (national animal) Antidorcas marsupialis Springbok.JPG [92]
Blue crane (national bird)[92] Anthropoides paradiseus Anthropoides paradiseus -Etosha National Park, Namibia-8.jpg
Galjoen (national fish)[92] Dichistius capensis Dichistius capensis.JPG
 Sri Lanka Sri Lankan junglefowl (national bird) Gallus lafayettii Thimindu 2009 09 04 Yala Sri Lanka Junglefowl 1.JPG [93]
 Tanzania Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis Giraffe Mikumi National Park.jpg [94][95][96]
 Thailand Elephant Elephas maximus Elephas maximus (Bandipur).jpg [97]
 Turkey Grey wolf Canis lupus lupus Wolf on alert.jpg [98][99]
 United Arab Emirates
Arabian oryx (national animal) Oryx leucoryx Arabian oryx (oryx leucoryx).jpg [100]
Peregrine falcon (national bird) Falco peregrinus Falco peregrinus -Nova Scotia, Canada -eating-8.jpg [100]
 United Kingdom
Bulldog (Britain as "British Bulldog" and England as "English Bulldog") Canis lupus familiaris Ozbulldog.jpg [101]
Barbary lion (England) Panthera leo leo Lion2010.jpg [102][103]
Mute swan (English, Celtic and Irish traditions) Cygnus olor Cygnus olor.jpg [104][105]
Red kite (Wales) Milvus milvus Milvus milvus R(ThKraft).jpg [106]
Unicorn (Scotland, Queen's Beast) Mythical Oftheunicorn.jpg [49][107][108][109][110]
Y Ddraig Goch (Welsh Dragon Wales and Queen's Beast) Mythical Flag of Wales 2.svg [106][111]
 United States Bald eagle (national animal and national bird) Haliaeetus leucocephalus Haliaeetus leucocephalus.jpeg [112][113]
American bison (national mammal) Bison bison American bison k5680-1.jpg [114][115]

See also[edit]

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