A Complete List of National Animals from Around the World

List of National Animals Around the World
In addition to a uniform, anthem and a flag every country also has a national animal to represent itself. All the national animals mentioned below signify certain principles that a nation stands for. Let's know the national animals of various countries.
Did You Know?
The lion is the most popular national animal in the world.
A nation can have an animal, tree, bird, or an object as its national symbol. For example, the Bald Eagle is the national animal of the United States of America. It was adopted as a symbol of national significance by the Continental Congress on June 20th 1782. The design of the Bald Eagle holding 13 arrows, and a 13-leaf olive branch has been the same since its inception.
National symbols are extremely important, as they represent certain aspects which are considered to be of national significance for the country and its people. These symbols may or may not appear on the national flag, emblem, or on the coat of arms. It is essential to understand that national symbols should never be confused with less formal symbols that are usually associated with cliches.
Now we move on the various national animals of countries around the world.
snow leopard afghanistan
Snow Leopard (Afghanistan)
IUCN Status: Threatened
red deer aland islands
Red Deer (Åland Islands)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
golden eagle albania
Golden Eagle (Albania)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
fennec fox algeria
Fennec Fox (Algeria)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
sable antelope angola
Sable Antelope (Angola)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
zenaida dove anguilla
Zenaida Dove (Anguilla)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
fallow deer antigua barbuda
Fallow Deer (Antigua and Barbuda)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
rufous hornero argentina
Rufous Hornero (Argentina)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
African Lion Lying
Lion (Armenia)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
kangaroo australia
Kangaroo (Australia)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Black Eagle Portrait
Black Eagle (Austria)
IUCN Status:Least Concern
karabakh horse azerbaijan
Karabakh Horse (Azerbaijan)
IUCN Status: NA
blue marlin flamingo bahamas
Blue Marlin and Flamingo (Bahamas)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable and NA
white cheeked bulbul bahrain
White Cheeked Bulbul (Bahrain)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
royal bengal tiger bangladesh
Royal Bengal Tiger (Bangladesh)
IUCN Status: Endangered
european bison belarus
European Bison (Belarus)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Lion In Natural Habitat
Lion (Belgium)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
bairds tapir belize
Baird's Tapir (Belize)
IUCN Status: Endangered
humpback whale bermuda
Humpback Whale (Bermuda)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
druk takin bhutan
Takin and Druk (Bhutan)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable and Mythological Creature
alpaca bolivia
Alpaca (Bolivia)
IUCN Status: NA
zebra botswana
Zebra (Botswana)
IUCN Status: NA
jaguar brazil
Jaguar (Brazil)
IUCN Status: Threatened
lion bulgaria
Lion (Bulgaria)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
beaver canada
Beaver (Canada)
IUCN Status: Critically Endangered
huemul chile
Huemul (Chile)
IUCN Status: NA
giant panda china
Giant Panda (China)
IUCN Status: Endangered
andean condor colombia
Andean Condor (Colombia)
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
okapi congo
Okapi (Democratic Republic of Congo)
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
white tailed deer costa rica
White-tailed Deer (Costa Rica)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
african elephant ivory coast
African Elephant (Ivory Coast)
IUCN Status: NA
Dalmatian Dog Outdoors
Dalmatian (Croatia)
IUCN Status: NA
The Cuban Trogon
Cuban Tocororo (Cuba)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
cypriot mouflon cyprus
Cypriot Mouflon (Cyprus)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
mute swan denmark
Mute Swan (Denmark)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
palmchat dominican republic
Palmchat (Dominican Republic)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
crocodile timor leste
Crocodile (Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste)
IUCN Status: NA
Andean Condor
Andean Condor (Ecuador)
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
golden eagle egypt
Golden Eagle (Egypt)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
lion england
Lion (England)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
turquoise-browed motmot el salvador
Turquoise-browed Motmot (El Salvador)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
arabian camel eritrea
Arabian Camel (Eritrea)
IUCN Status: NA
barn swallow estonia
Barn Swallow (Estonia)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
lion ethopia
Lion (Ethiopia)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
eurasian oystercatcher faroe islands
Eurasian Oystercatcher (Faroe Islands)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
brown bear finland
Brown Bear (Finland)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
gallic rooster france
Gallic Rooster (France)
IUCN Status: NA
golden eagle germany
Golden Eagle (Germany)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
eagle ghana
Eagle (Ghana)
IUCN Status: NA
gibraltar barbary macaque
Gibraltar Barbary Macaque (Gibraltar)
IUCN Status: NA
dolphin greece
Dolphin (Greece)
IUCN Status: NA
Polr Bear On Ice
Polar Bear (Greenland)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
grenada dove
Grenada Dove (Grenada)
IUCN Status: NA
Male Of Resplendent Quetzal
Quetzal (Guatemala)
IUCN Status: NA
guernsey cow
Guernsey Cow (Guernsey)
IUCN Status: NA
jaguar guyana
Jaguar (Guyana)
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
hispaniolan trogon haiti
Hispaniolan Trogon (Haiti)
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
white tailed deer honduras
White-tailed Deer (Honduras)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
turul hungary
Turul (Hungary)
Mythological Creature
gyrfalcon iceland
Gyrfalcon (Iceland)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
royal bengal tiger india
Royal Bengal Tiger (India)
IUCN Status: Endangered
komodo dragon indonesia
Komodo Dragon (Indonesia)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
leopard lion deer cat crocodile cheetah iran
Persian Leopard, Asiatic Lion, Persian Fallow Deer, Persian Cat, Mugger Crocodile, and Asiatic Cheetah (Iran)
IUCN Status: Endangered, Endangered, Endangered, NA, Vulnerable, and Critically Endangered
red deer ireland
Red Deer (Ireland)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
manx isle of man
Manx (Isle of Man)
IUCN Status: NA
Israeli Gazelle Israel
Israeli Gazelle (Israel)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
italian wolf italy
Italian Wolf (Italy)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
red billed streamertail jamaica
Red-billed Streamertail (Jamaica)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
raccoon dog japan
Raccoon Dog (Japan)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
arabian oryx jordan
Arabian Oryx (Jordan)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
lion kenya
Lion (Kenya)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Male Magnificent Frigatebird
Magnificent Frigatebird (Kiribati)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
arabian camel kuwait
Arabian Camel (Kuwait)
IUCN Status: NA
indian elephant laos
Indian Elephant (Laos)
IUCN Status: Endangered
white wagtail latvia
White Wagtail (Latvia)
IUCN Status: NA
Striped Hyena
Striped Hyena (Lebanon)
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
black rhino lesotho
Black Rhinoceros (Lesotho)
IUCN Status: Critically Endangered
lion liberia
Lion (Liberia)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
barbary lion libya
Barbary Lion (Libya)
IUCN Status: Extinct in the Wild
white stork lithuania
White Stork (Lithuania)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
lion luxembourg
Lion (Luxembourg)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
lynx macedonia
Lynx (Macedonia)
IUCN Status: NA
ring tailed lemur madagascar
Ring-tailed Lemur (Madagascar)
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
thomson gazelle malawi
Thomson's Gazelle (Malawi)
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
malayan tiger malaysia
Malayan Tiger (Malaysia)
IUCN Status: Endangered
yellowfin tuna maldives
Yellow-fin Tuna (Maldives)
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
pharaoh hound malta
Kelb tal-Fenek (Malta)
IUCN Status: NA
dodo mauritius
Dodo (Mauritius)
IUCN Status: Extinct
golden eagle mexico
Golden Eagle (Mexico)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
aurochs moldova
Aurochs (Moldova)
IUCN Status: Extinct
hedgehog rabbit mouse monaco
European Rabbit, Wood Mouse and European Hedgehog (Monaco)
IUCN Status: Near Threatened, Least Concern, and Least Concern
Saker Falcon
Saker Falcon (Mongolia)
IUCN Status: Endangered
barbary lion morocco
Barbary Lion (Morocco)
IUCN Status: Extinct
african elephant mozambique
African Elephant (Mozambique)
IUCN Status: NA
tiger myanmar
Tiger (Myanmar)
IUCN Status: Endangered
oryx namibia
Oryx (Namibia)
IUCN Status: NA
great frigatebird nauru
Great Frigatebird (Nauru)
IUCN: Least Concern
cow nepal
Cow (Nepal)
IUCN Status: NA
A Lion Sitting On The Grass
Lion (Netherlands)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
kagu new caledonia
Kagu (New Caledonia)
IUCN status: Endangered
kiwi new zealand
Kiwi (New Zealand)
IUCN Status: NA
turquoise browed motmot nicaragua
Turquoise-browed Motmot (Nicaragua)
IUCN Status: NA
eagle nigeria
Eagle (Nigeria)
IUCN Status: NA
chollima north korea
Chollima (North Korea)
Mythological Creature
elk norway
Elk (Norway)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
markhor pakistan
Markhor (Pakistan)
IUCN Status: Endangered
Palestine Sunbird
Palestine Sunbird (Palestine)
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
Harpy Eagle
Harpy Eagle (Panama)
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
dugong papua new guinea
Dugong (Papua New Guinea)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Pampas fox
Pampas fox (Paraguay)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
vicuna peru
Vicuña (Peru)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
carabao philippines
Carabao (Philippines)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
bison stork eagle poland
European Bison, White Stork and Bielik Eagle (Poland)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable, Least Concern, and Least Concern
iberian wolf portugal
Iberian Wolf (Portugal)
IUCN Status: NA
coqui puerto rico
Coquí (Puerto Rico)
IUCN Status: NA
arabian oryx qatar
Arabian Oryx (Qatar)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
lynx romania
Lynx (Romania)
IUCN Status: NA
russian bear russia
Russian Bear (Russia)
IUCN Status: NA
african leopard rwanda
African Leopard (Rwanda)
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
Vervet Monkey Saint Kitts and Nevis
Vervet Monkey (Saint Kitts and Nevis)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
St Vincent Parrot
St Vincent Parrot (Saint Vincent and Grenadines)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
arabian camel saudi arabia
Arabian Camel (Saudi Arabia)
IUCN Status: NA
unicorn scotland
Unicorn (Scotland)
Mythological Creature
Wolf
Wolf (Serbia)
IUCN Status: NA
Striped Dolphin  Seychelles
Striped Dolphin (Seychelles)
IUCN Status: NA
Lion  Singapore
Lion (Singapore)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Leopard  Somalia
Leopard (Somalia)
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
Springbok
Springbok (South Africa)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Tiger South Korea
Tiger (South Korea)
IUCN Status: Endangered
African Fish Eagle South Sudan
African Fish Eagle (South Sudan)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
bull spain
Bull (Spain)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
lion sri lanka
The Royal Lion (Sri Lanka)
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Thomsons Gazelle Grazing
Thomson's Gazelle (Swaziland)
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
dalecarlian horse sweden
Dalecarlian Horse (Sweden)
Mythological Creature
formosan black bear taiwan
Formosan Black Bear (Taiwan)
IUCN Status: Endangered
giraffe tanzania
Giraffe (Tanzania)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Thai Elephant Thailand
Thai Elephant (Thailand)
IUCN Status: Endangered
Rufous-vented Chachalaca and Scarlet Ibis
Rufous-vented Chachalaca and Scarlet Ibis (Trinidad and Tobago)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
gray wolf turkey
Gray Wolf (Turkey)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
grey crowned crane uganda
Grey Crowned Crane (Uganda)
IUCN Status: Endangered
peregrine falcon uae
Peregrine Falcon (United Arab Emirates)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
bald eagle usa
Bald Eagle (United States of America)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Rufous Hornero Uruguay
Rufous Hornero (Uruguay)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Venezuelan troupial
Venezuelan Troupial (Venezuela)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
dragon water buffalo tiger vietnam
Dragon, Water Buffalo and Tiger (Vietnam)
IUCN Status: Mythological Creature, NA, and Endangered
welsh dragon wales
Welsh Dragon (Wales)
Mythological Creature
african fish eagle zambia
African Fish Eagle (Zambia)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
sable antelope zimbabwe
Sable Antelope (Zimbabwe)
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Kouprey (Cambodia)
IUCN Status: Critically Endangered
Snow Leopard
Giant Panda
Arabian Camel
Approaching Spotted Jaguar
Lion
Royal Bengal Tiger
Red Deer
Komodo Dragon On The Ground
Portrait Of Zebra
Brown Bear
Kangaroo
It is really unfortunate to see that most animals and birds mentioned are on the verge of extinction. Since centuries, humans have underestimated the importance of fauna in maintaining ecological balance. It is our priority to preserve these amazing natural treasures, and make our world a more beautiful place.