National Animals

Can you name the national animals of these countries?
Extinct animals in blue. Mythical animals in red.
Some of these are official, some are not.
Source: Wikipedia.
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Last updated: January 11, 2020
First submittedJanuary 8, 2013
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Country
Animal
Australia (national animal)
Kangaroo
Australia (national bird)
Emu
Canada
Beaver
China
Dragon
China
Giant Panda
Colombia
Andean Condor
England
Lion
France
Rooster
India (national animal)
Bengal Tiger
India (national bird)
Peacock
India (national reptile)
King Cobra
Japan (national fish)
Carp
Country
Animal
Indonesia
Komodo Dragon
Madagascar
Ring Tailed Lemur
Mauritius
Dodo
New Zealand
Kiwi
Russia
Bear
Scotland
Unicorn
South Africa
Springbok
Spain
Bull
Thailand
Elephant
United States (national animal)
Bald Eagle
United States (national mammal)
Bison
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Level ∞
Jan 8, 2013
Unfortunately, there does not exist a good source for this on the internet. If there are errors or differences of opinion I apologize. I hope you'll just try to enjoy the quiz.
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Level 70
Jan 8, 2015
So speaketh the optimistic quizmaster!
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Level 73
Jan 12, 2020
There is a wikipedia page now with lots of extra countries/animals
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Level 40
Jan 19, 2013
Scotland's animal is a unicorn? Wow... never knew that one.
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Level 77
Nov 10, 2018
It's in the coat of arms
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Level 34
Jan 9, 2020
I can never take a Scot seriously again
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Level ∞
Jan 10, 2020
You've just made an enemy for life.
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Level 75
Jan 12, 2020
DieHardFoodie: harsh! What did unicorns ever do to you?
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Level 55
Feb 15, 2020
I tried haggis...
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Level 27
Jan 19, 2013
How did 25% of people get Mauritius? I suspect foul play...
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Level 55
Jan 19, 2013
its probably because the description specifically says can include extinct animals, so people may've just assumed from that
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Level 73
Jun 11, 2015
Yep, total guess.
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Level 78
Jan 11, 2020
That might have helped me had I not read it as "exotic" instead of extinct. Now I understand why it made no sense.
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Level 51
Jan 19, 2013
Most people think of the same thing when you read extinct animal
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Level 56
Jun 10, 2015
what lolrobbielol said. it said extinct, did dodo, didn't even know where they lived (some island i knew)...
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Level 65
Jun 10, 2015
Really? The dodo is pretty famous. It's the face of modern extinction. Plus, can you think of any other animals indiginous to Mauritius off the top of your head?
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Level 33
Aug 25, 2015
I didn't even notice that it said extinct animals count! I just guessed dodo because that's the island they lived on, and it's pretty much the only thing I know about Mauritius.
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Level 67
Mar 31, 2016
Why? I have known that forever. I think the last dodos that lived on earth lived there, and it's on their coat of arms. 25% is actually pretty low, these quizzes are frequented by a lot of geography/trivia nerds, so I'm actually surprised how low that is
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Level 27
Mar 21, 2017
I did a report on Dodos :)
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Level 34
Jan 9, 2020
live in SA so been to Mauritius many times
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Level 75
Jan 12, 2020
Educated guess on my part. It's the only animal I could think of that is uniquely associated with Mauritius. I too did a report on dodos (in elementary school IIRC). I didn't notice that Mauritius was in blue, thanks to my blue blocker, and I didn't catch the instruction about extinction, thanks to my haste.
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Level 32
Jan 19, 2013
Isn't there a chained unicorn on UKl passports?
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Level 65
Feb 10, 2020
The description of the unicorn on the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom is as follows:

a Unicorn Argent armed, crined and unguled Proper, gorged with a Coronet Or composed of Crosses patées and Fleurs-de-lis a Chain affixed thereto passing between the forelegs and reflexed over the back also Or.
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Level 19
Jan 20, 2013
Scotland unicorn... lol :))
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Level 44
Jan 20, 2013
on QI i learnt that englands national animal was actually a leopard despite what everyone says, the english had not seen a lion ever before at the point in history when it was first depicted on richard the lion heart, they did however know about leopards and in some form of document it was said to be a leopard, so... YOU WRONG
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Level ∞
Jan 21, 2013
Yeah, that's why the English football team is called the Three Leopards. :)
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Level 75
Jan 13, 2020
I've heard exactly the same, and also that that is why the lions on England logos have beards - leopard literally means bearded lion.

Makes me wonder what they think a lion's mane is though...

QI does tend to stretch the truth quite a lot
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Level 43
Aug 31, 2016
Medieval vocabulary can be tricky indeed.
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Level 14
Mar 26, 2013
A bulldog is often considered to be an alternative animal for england
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Level 43
Aug 19, 2013
Good quiz. Back in my 15 out of 20 right slump though. Did not know that the emu was the other aussie national animal.
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Level 82
Aug 11, 2014
Kangaroo was obvious, but would have thought koala or wallaby before emu.
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Level 77
Nov 10, 2018
See coat of arms.
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Level 75
Jan 12, 2020
Yeah, I got it by visualising the coat of arms. But I love the image of a kangaroo and wallaby facing off in heraldic splendour.
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Level 45
Aug 28, 2013
I'm an Indonesian and i think Indonesian National Animal is Garuda or you can add Garuda too.
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Level 67
Sep 12, 2013
You have to specify the type of eagle?!
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Level 28
Dec 27, 2013
would indeed be better to accept 'eagle' for US too...
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Level 47
Jun 13, 2015
have to agree here, why specify the type of eagle for the us and not for other countries (except india which specifies Bengal tiger).
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Level 67
Jan 9, 2020
But that one accepts tiger. I agree, none of the others need to be specified like the elephant etc.
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Level 64
Mar 13, 2014
You should add Singapore. Theirs is a Merlion. Yes, half-lion, half-fish.
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Level 71
Apr 11, 2014
I'm of French descent and I never knew France's animal was the rooster. Uh. You learn something new every day. Beating myself over the head about missing the Russian bear, though.
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Level 82
Aug 11, 2014
Le Coq!!!
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Level 80
Sep 23, 2014
It's a very old roman analogy. Both the rooster and the inhabitant of gaul were called "gallus" in latin.
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Level 56
Jan 12, 2015
On every sports shirt of french teams, you'll find a "coq". And there is a famous sportswear brand in France : Le Coq Sportif.
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Level 52
Jul 11, 2014
Did anyone else start thinking of GOT houses?
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Level 57
Jun 10, 2015
Could you please accept comodo dragon? I know it's not right, but I don't know why I always forget that it's with a k.
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Level 79
Jun 10, 2015
The legendary commode dragon... usually only surfaces after you've eaten a lot of PF Chang's.
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Level 65
Jun 10, 2015
Missed kangaroo, I feel stupid.
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Level 46
Jun 10, 2015
Nice! There should be a similar quiz for U.S. state animals.
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Level 79
Jun 12, 2015
That would be impossible. I have no clue what the state animal of Virginia is, much less any other state. I think California might be a bear.
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Level 79
Jun 15, 2015
...just like naming every sovereign country in the world is impossible - and, in 12 minutes! ;-)
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Level 79
Jun 19, 2015
The difference is nobody cares to memorize all of the state animals. There might be one autistic kid in Scottsdale that has done it, but, he doesn't use JetPunk. So for everyone else.. impossible.
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Level 77
Nov 10, 2018
There's a ton of "impossible" quizzes on here.
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Level 77
Jan 10, 2020
And now with all counties of USA being featured ...
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Level 79
Feb 10, 2020
^ yeah... but... should it have been?
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Level 47
Jun 13, 2015
need some more countries for this quiz.
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Level 55
Feb 5, 2019
You should accept Komodo for Komodo dragon
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Level 72
Jan 10, 2020
I tried the same.
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Level 36
Jan 9, 2020
I thought of Komodo Dragon the second I hit the Give Up button.
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Level 86
Jan 10, 2020
I think the real and mythical animals of China are mixed up!
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Level ∞
Jan 11, 2020
Um, pretty sure pandas are made up.
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Level 75
Jan 12, 2020
#fakebear
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Level 88
Jan 10, 2020
Colombia is spelled incorrectly, and the colors for China's animals are switched.
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Level ∞
Jan 11, 2020
Fixed the spelling of Colombia.
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Level 65
Jan 10, 2020
I actually had no idea the national animal of France was the rooster. One thing to point out, the quiz has the dragon as real and the panda as mythical. I mean pandas are extremely rare though, and it is kinda funny.
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Level 73
Jan 11, 2020
Must be the reason why they're so cocky.
(not really, of course)
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Level 77
Jan 10, 2020
Buffalo should be accepted
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Level ∞
Jan 11, 2020
Buffalo will work now.
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Level 15
Feb 10, 2020
I embarrassed myself on this quiz. I am always learning just how much important stuff I just don't know. But thanks to this delightful quiz, I now know that the rooster is France's national animal, and that the lowly Carp is Japan's. BTW, I didn't even think of trying "BALD Eagle" for America, and I have no idea whatsoever why, when I came to South Africa, I entered "Springbok" without a hiccup. That said, I am still kicking myself for missing "Bull". Egad.
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Level 79
Feb 15, 2020
Has no country in the world adopted the noble capybara as it's national avatar?
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Level 34
Mar 27, 2020
I remembered that the Indian national animal was tiger, but I *somehow* missed the kiwi
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Level 23
Jul 31, 2020
I always watch panda videos but I almost forgot the Giant Panda...