List of national animals

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The National animal is a fauna or animal that is chosen by a country as a symbol or emblem for that country.

Examples[change | change source]

Country Name of animal Scientific name Picture Ref.
 Afghanistan Marco Polo sheep Ovis ammon polii Argali Stuffed specimen.jpg
 Bangladesh Bengal tiger Panthera tigris tigris Panthera tigris.jpg
 Bhutan Bhutan takin Budorcas taxicolor whitei Sichuan Takin Juvenile 159.jpg
 China Giant panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca Giant Panda 2004-03-2.jpg
Kokbayraq flag.svg East Turkestan Bactrian camel Camelus bactrianus Riding Bactrian camel Nubra.jpg
 Iceland Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus Fálki (Falco rusticolus) - Gyr Falcon.jpg
 India Bengal tiger Panthera tigris tigris Panthera tigris.jpg
 Iran Persian fallow deer Dama dama mesopotamica Persian Fallow Deer 1.jpg
Kashmir independent.svg Kashmir Kashmir stag Cervus elaphus hanglu Cervus cashmeerianus Smit.jpg
 Maldives Yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares Yellowfin tuna diving.jpg
 Myanmar Tiger Panthera tigris Tigerramki.jpg
 Nepal Cow Bos taurus Brahman Baby.jpg [1][2]
 Pakistan Markhor Capra falconeri Markhor.jpg [3]
 Palestine Mountain gazelle Gazella gazella Gazella gazella.jpg
Flag of Sikkim (1967-1975).svg Sikkim Red Panda Ailurus fulgens Ailurus fulgens RoterPanda LesserPanda.jpg
 Sri Lanka Sri Lankan elephant Elephas maximus maximus SriLanka Elephants (pixinn.net).jpg
  1. "Final Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2063" (pdf). worldstatesmen.org. 2007. p. 2. http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Nepal_Interim_Constitution2007.pdf. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  2. "Plants, Animals and Birds of Nepal". Nepal Vista. http://www.nepalvista.com/features/plants-animals.php. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  3. "Basic Facts". Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. http://www.infopak.gov.pk/BasicFacts.aspx. Retrieved 9 August 2010.