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Updated on Aug 9, 2020. Posted on Aug 5, 2020

If You Can Match More Than 6 Of These National Animals To Their Countries, You're Basically A Geography Teacher

And yes, one of these IS a unicorn.

FYI, a national animal is an animal that's officially recognised as a symbol of a country. The term applies to mythical creatures, insects, and fish!

  1. Which country's national animal is a bald eagle?

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    U.S.A

    Nigeria, Albania, Austria, Egypt, and LOADS more countries have eagles as their national animal, but only the U.S.A chose a bald eagle!

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  2. And which of these countries chose a lion?

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    England

    England's far from the only country to have a lion as their national animal – countries such as Belgium and Sri Lanka chose the big cat, among plenty of others – but England's the only one on this list.

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  3. Which country went for a panda?

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    China

    China actually has three national animals – the panda, the Chinese dragon, and the red-crowed crane.

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  4. Which of these countries has a bull as their national animal?

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    Spain

    Spain is the only country to have a bull as their national animal!

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  5. Where do you think chose a rooster?

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    Wrong! 

    France

    Portugal also has a rooster as one of their national animals, but it's the mythical Rooster of Barcelos rather than this IRL Gallic bird!

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  6. What about the kiwi bird?

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    Wrong! 

    New Zealand

    In fact, the people who live in New Zealand are sometimes referred to as 'kiwi' themselves.

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  7. Which country opted for the North American beaver?

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    Wrong! 

    Canada

    Canada's other national animal is the Canadian horse!

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  8. Which country do you think said "screw it" and went for a unicorn as their national animal?

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    Scotland

    It might not surprise you to learn that Scotland is the only country to choose this magnificent beast.

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  9. Okay, let's ramp this up a bit – which country do you think chose the Siberian tiger?

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    South Korea

    Tigers are national animals in India, Bangladesh, and Malaysia, but only South Korea went for the Siberian tiger.

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  10. What about the dodo?

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    Mauritius

    The bird itself might be extinct, but it lives on as the national animal of the island!

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  11. Which of these chose the dolphin?

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    Wrong! 

    Greece

    Greece went for a general dolphin, but other countries like Pakistan and India also went for more specific breeds as their national animal!

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  12. And last but not least, where do you think chose this cute AF two-spotted ladybird?

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    Wrong! 

    Latvia

    Okay, we were a little bit mean with this one – Latvia went with the two-spotted ladybird, while Finland chose the seven-spotted kind.

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