Take a look at history and you’ll find that countries, kingdoms and empires have adopted symbols for a variety of reasons. There are many ways countries try to show what they stand for; and that is why they have a national flag, a national anthem, national animal, bird – each representing the country as its symbol. As humans have existed alongside animals for all of history, it should come as no surprise that animals have often been touted as symbolic figures in countless cultures. The national animals symbolize a characteristic that the country believes itself to possess. National animals are important in showing what a country values, whether it is strength, intelligence or joy.
The red kangaroo of Australia symbolizes always moving forward. The carabao, or water buffalo, of the Philippines, symbolizes helpfulness. The black eagle of Germany symbolizes being regal, strength and the bull of Spain symbolizes power, aggression, resilience, strength and intelligence. One of the most famous national animals is the bald eagle of the United States – depicting its long life, great strength and majestic looks.
In this world animal quiz, we've travelled deep into the wilds of the animal world and come back with an interesting quiz of some of the most notable facts that the animal kingdom has to offer. Can you match them to the countries that name them as national symbols? Let's jump into this travel quiz and find out!