National Animals of the World - Map & Stats

By Stride Team
July 13, 2016

From Unicorns to Dugongs, Eagles to Doves - See Who Represents Each Country

In modern society, countries and territories have declared different animals as their national mascots. Often the natural environment of the region helps dictate these decisions. Other times, the mythology or historical importance of a nation’s ruling family’s coat of arms may have been the inspiration.

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Separated into five categories — birds, birds of prey, grazers, predators, and mythical creatures — here are  the national animals of over 125 countries.

Check out the map below to find your national animal!

National Animals Map

Birds (26)bird silhouette Birds of Prey (18)bird of prey silhouette Mythical (8)unicorn silhouette

Argentina – Rufous Hornero

Bahrain – White Cheeked Bulbul

Cuba – Cuban Tocororo

Denmark – Mute Swan

Dominican Republic – Palmchat

El Salvador – Torquoise-browed Motmot

Estonia – Barn Swallow

Grenada – Grenada Dove

Guatemala – Quetzal

Haiti – Hispaniolan Trogon

Jamaica – Red-billed Streamertail

Kiribati – Magnificent Frigatebird

Latvia – White Wagtail

Lithuania – White Stork

Mauritius – Dodo

Nauru – Great Frigatebird

New Zealand – Kiwi

Nicaragua – Turquoise-browed Motmot

Palestinian Territories – Palestine Sunbird

Poland – White Stork*

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – St. Vincent Parrot

Sudan – Secretary Bird

Trinidad and Tobago – Scarlet Ibis*

Uganda – Grey Crowned Crane

Uruguay – Rufous Hornero

Venezuela – Venezuelan Troupial


Albania – Golden Eagle 

Andorra – Lammergeier Vulture 

Austria – Black Eagle

Colombia – Andean Condor

Ecuador – Andean Condor

Egypt – Golden Eagle

Germany – Golden Eagle

Ghana – Eagle

Iceland – Gyrfalcon 

Iraq – Golden Eagle

Mexico – Golden Eagle

Mongolia – Saker Falcon

Nigeria – Eagle

Panama – Harpy Eagle

South Sudan – African Fish Eagle

United Arab Emirates – Peregrine Falcon

USA – Bald Eagle

Zambia – African Fish Eagle 


Bhutan – Druk*

Czech Republic – Double Tailed Lion

Hungary – Turul

North Korea – Chollima

Scotland – Unicorn

Sweden – Dalecarlian Horse

Vietnam – Dragon*

Wales – Welsh Dragon


Predators (45)predator silhouette Grazers (52)grazer silhouette None (63)

Afghanistan – Snow Leopard

Algeria – Fennec Fox

Armenia – Lion

Bangladesh – Royal Bengal Tiger

Belgium – Lion

Brazil – Jaguar

Bulgaria – Lion

Croatia – Dalmatian

England – Lion

Ethiopia – Lion

Finland – Brown Bear

Greenland – Polar Bear

Guyana – Jaguar

India – Royal Bengal Tiger

Indonesia – Komodo Dragon

Italy – Italian Wolf

Kenya – Lion

Lebanon – Striped Hyena

Liberia – Lion

Libya – Barbary Lion

Luxembourg – Lion

Macedonia – Lynx

Malaysia – Malayan Tiger

Maldives – Yellowfin Tuna

Malta – Kelb tal- Fenek

Morocco – Barbary Lion

Myanmar – Tiger

Netherlands – Lion

Paraguay – Pampas fox

Portugal – Iberian Wolf

Puerto Rico – Coquí

Romania – Lynx

Russia – Russian Bear

Rwanda – African Leopard

Serbia – Wolf

Seychelles – Striped Dolphin

Singapore – Lion

Slovenia – Carinthian Black Panther

Somalia – Leopard

South Korea – Tiger

Sri Lanka – The Royal Lion

Taiwan – Formosan Black Bear

The Bahamas – Blue Marlin*

Timor-Leste – Crocodile

Turkey – Grey Wolf


Angola – Sable Antelope

Antigua and Barbuda – Fallow Deer

Australia – Kangaroo

Azerbaijan – Karabakh Horse

Belarus – European Bison

Belize – Baird's Tapir

Bolivia – Alpaca

Botswana – Zebra

Cambodia – Kouprey

Canada – Beaver

Chile – Huemul

China – Giant Panda

Costa Rica – White-tailed Deer

Cote d'Ivoire – African Elephant

Cyprus – Cypriot Mouflon

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Okapi

Eritrea – Arabian Camel

France – Gallic Rooster

Greece – Dolphin

Honduras – White-tailed Deer

Iran – Persian Cat*

Ireland – Red Deer

Israel – Israeli Gazelle

Japan – Raccoon Dog

Jordan – Arabian Oryx

Kuwait – Arabian Camel

Laos – Indian Elephant

Lesotho – Black Rhinoceros

Madagascar – Ring-tailed Lemur

Malawi – Thomson's Gazelle

Moldova – Aurochs

Monaco – European Hedgehog*

Mozambique – African Elephant

Namibia – Oryx

Nepal – Cow

Northern Ireland – Elk

Norway – Elk

Oman – Arabian Oryx

Pakistan – Markhor

Papua New Guinea – Dugong

Peru – Vicuña

Philippines – Carabao

Qatar – Arabian Oryx

Saint Kitts and Nevis – Vervet Monkey 

Saudi Arabia – Arabian Camel

South Africa – Springbok

Spain – Bull

Swaziland – Thomson's Gazelle

Tanzania – Giraffe

Thailand – Thai Elephant

United Kingdom – Brittish Bulldog

Zimbabwe – Sable Antelope






Bosnia and Herzegovina


Burkina Faso




Cape Verde

Central African Republic






Equatorial Guinea


French Guiana





Holy See

Hong Kong







Marshall Islands




Netherlands Antilles



Republic of the Congo

Saint Lucia


San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe


Sierra Leone

Sint Maarten


Solomon Islands





The Gambia









Western Sahara



*Indicates countries with more than one national animal

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Sadly, our research revealed that some countries do not appear to have a national animal. What a shame! Sound off in the comment section with your suggestions!

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But wait, there's more! See below for interesting national animal facts and statistics:

Most Popular Types of National Animals

Lions - 15 Countries

Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England, Ethiopia, Iran, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Singapore, Sri Lanka

Eagles - 13 Countries

Albania, Austria, EgyptGermanyGhana, Iraq, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Poland, South Sudan, United States, Zambia

Tigers - 6 Countries

Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), South Korea, Vietnam

Deer - 5 Countries

Antigua, Costa Rica, Honduras, Iran, Ireland

Bears - 4 Countries

Finland, Greenland, Russia, Taiwan

Elephants - 4 Countries

Cote d'lvoire, Laos, Mozambique, Thailand

Leopards - 4 Countries

Afghanistan, Iran, Rwanda, Somalia

Oryxes - 4 Countries

Jordan, Namibia, Oman, Qatar

Wolves - 4 Countries

Italy, Portugal, Serbia, Turkey

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These Countries Have Multiple National Mascots


1. Bhutan: Druk, Takin

2. Iran: Persian Cat, Persian Leopard, Asiatic Lion, Persian Fallow Deer, Mugger Crocodile, Asiatic Cheetah

3. Monaco: Euorpean Hedgehog, European Rabbit, Wood Mouse

4. Poland: White Stork, European Bison, Bielik Eagle

5. The Bahamas: Flamingo, Blue Marlin

6. Trinidad & Tobago: Scarlet Ibis, Rufous-vented Chachalaca

7. United Kingdom: British Bulldog, Lion (England), Elk (Northern Ireland), Unicorn (Scotland), Welsh Dragon (Wales)

8. United States: Bald Eagle, Bison

9. Vietnam: Dragon, Water Buffalo, Tiger

Find your perfect trip in over 130 countries and uncover these animals' home turf! 


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12357 Views    8 Comments
By Gavin Delany
July 14, 2016 at 12:23 PM
OMG, I love this! Animals & Map - two of my favorite things. Throw in data and insights and its practically heaven. Thanks Striders!
By Jared Alster
July 15, 2016 at 12:23 PM
Wow, this is amazing - I've never heard of some of these creatures. What the heck is a Chollima?? Very fascinating.
By Samantha Scott
July 15, 2016 at 12:31 PM
Awesome infographic! So many surprising matches. I wonder what what the US mythical mascot would be...I vote for hippogriff!
By Renu Kharbuja
July 15, 2016 at 12:49 PM
Interesting infographic! Fascinated with countries that have Dragons! Welsh Dragon, Druk (Thunder Dragon) ...
By Alya Lamba
July 15, 2016 at 1:01 PM
This is really cool, the map looks awesome — surprised by how many countries have mythical mascots!!
By Sergey Mann
July 15, 2016 at 1:11 PM
Wow! Dragons, a Double Tailed Lion, and a Unicorn?? Sweet. Who knew that these are the national animals of some countries!
By Max K
July 15, 2016 at 1:12 PM
Wow, since when is the Bison a national Animal of the US? Must be a recent development. Awesome!!
By Clark Norton
July 15, 2016 at 2:11 PM
Great stuff! But why are dragons and unicorns listed as mythical? Could my preschool books and Game of Thrones both be wrong? My favorites, though, are the Rufous-vented Chachalaca from Trinidad and Tobago, and the fact that Iran has no less than six national animals, including the lovable Mugger Crocodile.

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