National Animals - Zebra
February 5, 2016 11:27pm CST
Although one would think that the DONKEY reigns supreme in Botswana, the ZEBRA lays claim to the title of NATIONAL ANIMAL of Botswana. My hubby says that is why they have the white and black stripe in the middle of their Blue flag - makes sense!! So what is your countries National Animal? - Enlighten us!
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6 Feb 16
In Canada the Beaver is on top. It was chosen because when the country was first explored, trapping and hunting was important and many wore the pelts of the beaver. Now it's a pest because humans don't want their streams dammed up so it is still trapped and used for pelts. There is a movement to de thrown the beaver and replace it with the bear, but I doubt that will ever happen.
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9 Feb 16
The beaver does seem like an odd choice, doesn't it? Has anyone suggested the moose? I like the bear idea, too -- maybe the spirit bear (a white bear that's only seen in some place in BC -- impressive, but that wouldn't work for a national animal).