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This is a list of countries that have officially designated one or more animals as their "national animals".

National animals[edit]

Country Name of animal Scientific name (Latin name) Picture Ref.
 Algeria Fennec fox Vulpes zerda Fennec Foxes.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 European 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]
 Argentina Rufous hornero Furnarius rufus Flickr - Dario Sanches - JOÃO-DE-BARRO (Furnarius rufus) (3).jpg [5]
 Australia Red kangaroo (national animal) Osphranter rufus Red kangaroo - melbourne zoo.jpg [6]
Emu (national bird) Dromaius novaehollandiae Emoe.jpg [7]
 Azerbaijan Karabakh horse (national horse) Equus caballus Qarabaq ati.jpg [8]
 Bahamas Blue Marlin (national fish) Makaira nigricans Atlantic blue marlin.jpg [9]
Flamingo (national bird) Phoenicopterus ruber American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber).JPG [9]
 Bangladesh Bengal tiger (national animal) Panthera tigris tigris Panthera tigris tigris.jpg [10]
Magpie robin (national bird) Copsychus saularis Magpie robin.jpg [10]
Ilish (national fish) Tenualosa ilisha Ilish.JPG [10]
 Botswana Plains zebra Equus quagga Equus quagga burchellii - Etosha, 2014.jpg [11]
 Belize Baird's tapir (national animal) Tapirus bairdii Central American Tapir-Belize20.jpg [12][13]
Keel-billed toucan (national bird) Ramphastos sulfuratus Ramphastos sulfuratus -Belize Zoo-6a-2c.jpg [14]
 Brazil Rufous-bellied thrush (national bird) Turdus rufiventris Turdus-rufiventris.jpg [15]
 Cambodia Kouprey (national mammal) Bos sauveli Saen Monourom Mondul Kiri Cambodia crop.jpg [16]
Giant ibis (national bird) Pseudibis gigantea ThaumantibisGiganteaGronvold.jpg [16]
Northern river terrapin (national reptile) Batagur baska Batagur baska.jpg [16]
Giant barb (national fish) Catlocarpio siamensis Giant Barb.jpg [16]
 Canada North American beaver (national animal) Castor canadensis American Beaver.jpg [17][18]
Canadian horse (national horse) Equus caballus Img 3372 Me trot.jpg [18]
 Chile Huemul (national animal) Hippocamelus bisulcus Huemul verdadero.JPG [19]
Andean condor (national bird) Vultur gryphus Vultur gryphus Nürnberg.jpg
 Costa Rica Yigüirro (national bird) Turdus grayi Turdus grayi Garita, Alajuela Costa Rica-10.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]
Three-toed sloth and Two-toed sloth Choloepus hoffmanni and Bradypus variegatus Bicho-preguiça 3.jpg [23]
 Croatia Pine marten Martes martes
Martes martes, Clunes, Scotland 4.jpg
[24][25]
 Cuba Cuban trogon Priotelus temnurus Priotelus temnurus -Camaguey, Camaguey Province, Cuba-8.jpg [26][27]
 Denmark Red squirrel (national mammal) Sciurus vulgaris Red Squirrel 1c.jpg [28]
Mute swan (national bird) Cygnus olor Cygnus olor 2 (Marek Szczepanek).jpg [28]
Small tortoiseshell (national butterfly) Aglais urticae Aglais urticae LC0310.jpg [28]
 Dominican Republic Palmchat Dulus dominicus Dulus dominicus.JPG [29]
 El Salvador Torogoz (national bird) Eumomota superciliosa Motmot1.jpg [30]
 Estonia Grey wolf (national mammal) Canis lupus European grey wolf in Prague zoo.jpg [31]
Barn swallow (national bird) Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) (26500202645).jpg [32]
 Faroe Islands Eurasian oystercatcher (national bird) Haematopus ostralgus Haematopus ostralegus Norway.jpg [33]
 Finland Brown bear (national animal) Ursus arctos European Brown Bear.jpg [34]
Whooper swan (national bird) Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) (26).jpg [35]
Holly blue (national butterfly) Celastrina argiolus Celastrina argiolus1.jpg [36]
European perch (national fish) Perca fluviatilis Perca fluviatilis.jpg [37]
Seven-spot ladybird (national insect) Coccinella septempunctata Leppis404.JPG [37]
 France Gallic rooster Gallus gallus domesticus Coq-gaulois-dore.JPG [38]
 Guatemala Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno Quetzal01.jpg [39]
 Guyana Jaguar Panthera onca Jaguar in the Pantanal.jpg [40]
 Haiti Hispaniolan trogon Priotelus roseigaster Hispaniolan Trogon (Priotelus roseigaster) (8082799519).jpg [41]
 Honduras White-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed deer.jpg [42]
 Iceland Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus Falco rusticolus white cropped.jpg [43]
 India Tiger (national animal) Panthera tigris Panthera tigris tigris.jpg [44]
Indian peafowl (national bird) Pavo cristatus Carnavalesco.jpg [45]
Ganges river dolphin (national aquatic animal) Platanista gangetica Platanista gangetica noaa.jpg [46]
Indian elephant (national heritage animal) Elephas maximus indicus IndianElephant.jpg [47]
 Indonesia Komodo dragon (national animal) Varanus komodoensis Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis).jpg [48]
Javan hawk-eagle (national bird) Nisaetus bartelsi ELANG JAWA.jpg [49]
Asian arowana (national fish) Scleropages aureus Arowana.jpg [50]

 Iran

Asiatic lion Panthera leo leo
Asiatic lion
[51]
Panthera pardus tulliana Panthera pardus tulliana
Panthera pardus tulliana
Asiatic cheetah Acinonyx jubatus venaticus
Asiatic cheetah
 Israel Eurasian hoopoe (national bird) Upupa epops Hoopoe with insect.jpg [52][53][54]
Palestine viper (national snake) Daboia palaestinae ArbeLevy-Vipera palaestinae 3.jpg
Canaan Dog (national dog) Canis familiaris CanaanDogChakedeNess.jpg
common black scorpion (national scorpion) Nebo hierichonticus NEBO HIERICHONTICUS.jpg
 Italy Italian wolf C. l. italicus Lupo appenninico 3.jpg [55][56]
 Jamaica Red-billed streamertail Trochilus polytmus Red-billed Streamertail 2506104129.jpg [57]
Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan


Arabian oryx (national animal)


Oryx leucoryx
Arabian oryx (oryx leucoryx).jpg
[58]
Sinai rosefinch (national bird) Carpodacus synoicus SINAI ROSEFINCH Carpodacus synoicus synoicus (8468692214).jpg [58]
 Latvia White wagtail (national bird) Motacilla alba White-Wagtail.jpg [59][60]
Two-spotted ladybird (national insect) Adalia bipunctata Coccinellidae - Adalia bipunctata.JPG [60]
 Lebanon Striped Hyena (national animal) Hyaena hyaena
[61]
Phoenix (national bird) Mythical
[62]
 Lithuania White stork Ciconia ciconia WhiteStorkGaulsh02.jpg [63]
 Malaysia Malayan tiger (national animal) Panthera tigris tigris MalayanTiger.jpg [64]
 Macau Black-faced spoonbill (national animal) Platalea minor Black faced spoonbill at Niigata.JPG [65]
 Mexico Golden eagle (national animal) Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle in flight - 5.jpg [66]
Xoloitzcuintli (national dog) Canis familiaris Behold The Xoloitzcuintle..jpg [66]
Chapulin (national arthropod) Sphenarium purpurascens American Bird Grasshopper.jpg [66]
Ocelot (national feline) Leopardus pardalis OCELOTE PRIMER PLANO.jpg [66]
Axolotl (national amphibian) Ambystoma mexicanum Axolotl.jpg [66]
 Morocco Barbary lion Panthera leo leo Barbary lion.jpg [67]
   Nepal Zebu cattle (national animal) Bos indicus Brahman Baby.jpg [68]
Danphe (national bird) Lophophorus impejanus Lophophorus impejanus Zoo DU 2.jpg [69]
 Netherlands Lion (heraldic symbol) Panthera leo Royal coat of arms of the Netherlands.svg [70]
Black-tailed godwit (national bird) Limosa limosa Limosa limosa (Uitkerke).jpg [71]
 New Zealand Kiwi Apteryx sp. TeTuatahianui.jpg [72]
 Nicaragua Guardabarranco (National bird) Eumomota superciliosa Turquoise-browed Motmot (16423222357).jpg [73]
 North Korea Chollima Mythical Chollima statue 05.JPG [74][75][76]
 Norway Lion (royal national animal) Panthera leo Coat of arms of Norway.svg [77]
White-throated dipper (national bird) Cinclus cinclus Cinclus cinclus R(ThKraft).jpg [78]
Fjord horse (national horse) Equus caballus Fjording, mother and daughter.jpg [79]
 Oman Arabian oryx (national animal) Oryx leucoryx Arabian oryx (oryx leucoryx).jpg [80]
 Pakistan Markhor (national animal) Capra falconeri Markhor Schraubenziege Capra falconeri Zoo Augsburg-02.jpg [81]
Indus river dolphin (national aquatic mammal) Platanista minor Platanista gangetica.jpg [81]
Chukar (national bird) Alectoris chukar Alectoris-chukar-001.jpg [81]
Mugger crocodile (national reptile) Crocodylus palustris PK Kirthar NP asv2020-02 img25.jpg [81]
Shaheen falcon (heritage bird) Falco peregrinus peregrinator جير شاهين.jpg [82]
Snow leopard (national predator) Panthera uncia Snow Leopard 1 (4693059450).jpg [81]
 Palestine Palestine sunbird (national bird) Cinnyris osea Palestine sunbird (Cinnyris osea osea) male.jpg [83]
 Panama Harpy eagle Harpia harpyja Harpia harpyja 001 800.jpg [12]
 Papua New Guinea Dugong (national marine mammal) Dugong dugon Dugong Marsa Alam.jpg [84]
 Peru Vicuña (national animal) Lama vicugna Vicunacrop.jpg [85]
 Philippines Philippine eagle (national bird) Pithecophaga jefferyi Sir Arny(Philippine Eagle).jpg [86]
 Poland White-tailed eagle (national bird) Haliaeetus albicilla White-tailed Eagle Head detail.jpg [87][88]
 Qatar Arabian oryx Oryx leucoryx Arabian oryx (oryx leucoryx).jpg [89]
 Romania Lynx Lynx lynx Lynx lynx poing.jpg [90]
 Russia Eurasian brown bear (national animal) Ursus arctos arctos European Brown Bear.jpg [91]
Double-headed eagle (traditional coat of arms) Mythical Lesser Coat of Arms of Russian Empire.svg [92]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent amazon Amazona guildingii Amazona guildingii -Botanical Gardens -Kingstown -Saint Vincent-8a-4c.jpg [93]
 Saudi Arabia Dromedary (national animal) Camelus dromedarius Camelus dromedarius in Nuweiba.jpg [94]
 Serbia Grey wolf Canis lupus lupus Canis lupus lupus qtl1.jpg [95]
White eagle Mythical Coat of arms of Serbia small.svg [96]
 Singapore Lion Panthera leo Lion d'Afrique.jpg [97]
 Sierra Leone Western chimpanzee Pan troglodytes verus Bruno Tacugama.jpg [98]
 Somalia Leopard Panthera pardus Leopard africa.jpg [99]
 South Africa Springbok (national animal) Antidorcas marsupialis Springbok.JPG [100]
Blue crane (national bird) Anthropoides paradiseus Anthropoides paradiseus -Etosha National Park, Namibia-8.jpg [100]
Galjoen (national fish) Dichistius capensis Dichistius capensis.JPG [100]
 Sri Lanka Grizzled giant squirrel (national animal) Ratufa macroura Grizzled sqirrel Chinnar WLS Kerala (68).jpg [97]
Sri Lankan junglefowl (national bird) Gallus lafayettii Thimindu 2009 09 04 Yala Sri Lanka Junglefowl 1.JPG [101]
 Sweden Eurasian elk (national animal) Alces alces Moose-Gustav.jpg [67]
 Tanzania Giraffe Giraffa sp. Giraffe Mikumi National Park.jpg [102][103][104]
 Thailand Asian elephant (national animal) Elephas maximus Elephas maximus (Bandipur).jpg [105]
Siamese fighting fish (national aquatic animal) Betta splendens Male Betta -34245661920.jpg [106][107]
 Togo Lion Panthera leo Lion d'Afrique.jpg [67]
 Turkey Grey wolf (national animal) Canis lupus The endangered gray wolf canis lupus.jpg [108]
Kangal Shepherd Dog (national dog) Canis familiaris Kangal dog with spikey collar, Turkey.jpg [109][110][111]
Turkish Angora (national cat) Felis catus Turkish Angora Odd-Eyed.jpg [112]
 Tunisia Cream-colored courser Cursorius cursor Cream-coloured Courser (Cursorius cursor) Tal Chhapar, Churu, Rajasthan, India February 15th, 2013.jpg [113]
 United Arab Emirates Arabian oryx (national animal) Oryx leucoryx Arabian oryx (oryx leucoryx).jpg [114]
Peregrine falcon (national bird) Falco peregrinus Falco peregrinus -Nova Scotia, Canada -eating-8.jpg [114]
 Uganda Grey crowned crane Balearica regulorum Balearica regulorum 001.jpg [115]
 United Kingdom Bulldog Canis familiaris Ozbulldog.jpg [116]
Lion (England) Panthera leo Lion2010.jpg [117][118]
Red kite (Wales) Milvus milvus Milvus milvus R(ThKraft).jpg [119]
Unicorn (Scotland) Mythical Oftheunicorn.jpg [51][120][121][122][123]
Y Ddraig Goch (The Red Dragon of Wales) Mythical Flag of Wales 2.svg [119][124]
 United States Bald eagle (national bird) Haliaeetus leucocephalus Haliaeetus leucocephalus.jpeg [125][126]
American bison (national mammal) Bison bison American bison k5680-1.jpg [127][128]
 Venezuela Venezuelan troupial (national bird) Icterus icterus Curacao-Icterus-Icterus-2013.JPG [129][130]

See also[edit]

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