The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the world’s largest living lizard.
A member of the goat family, the markour (Capra falconeri) roams sparsely wooded regions in the Himalayas.
A national arthropod (grasshopper), a national marine mammal (vaquita) and a national dog, xoloitzcuintli.
The coat of arms of Sudan features the secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius), a distant cousin of the vulture.
So a local folk hero took a heap of cow and goat bones and crafted the first takin.
As many as one-third of Europe’s population of gyrfalcons (Falco rusticolus) come to Iceland to breed.
The Cypriot subspecies (Ovis gmelini ophion) is found only on Cyprus, an island republic south of Turkey.
Peru selected a relative of the llama, the vicuña (Vicugna vicugna), as its national animal.
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