This week some of the animals we’re introducing are the official national animal of not one but several countries. Let’s see if you can guess at least one country for each animal!
The answers to last week’s offerings can be found at the bottom of this post.
Again, in no particular order:
This mighty king of the beasts makes for an extremely popular national animal, chosen by at least 16 countries, including some places that might surprise you. Can you guess one of them, or maybe even 2 or 3?
This handsome fellow is better known to people living around the Arabian Peninsula, for which he is named. Although not known to many of us from elsewhere, he is the national animal of at least 5 countries.
This familiar-looking animal is the national animal of at least two countries. Can you name one of them? It’s hard to believe that all modern dog breeds are supposed to have originated with this animal. Even the Chihuahua and the cocker spaniel?!
If you can guess this animal then you deserve a gold star. Unless you are from the magical Himalayan country just east of Nepal, where I had my first sighting, in which case you should know it. This is the national animal of that special country.
— And now for the answers to last week’s collection of national animals. Hopefully, you all did well!
That’s it for this week’s episode of Wildlife Wednesday. I hope you’re enjoying learning about the world’s national animals. Next week marks World Wildlife Day, so I’ll try to make next week’s Wildlife Wednesday extra special!