What Is the National Animal of Italy?

Though there is a bit of debate regarding the official national animal of Italy, the golden eagle and Italian wolf have both been deemed Italy's national animals by different sources. Although these animals are not officially recognized, unofficially they are regarded by certain sects as Italian symbols.

The Italian wolf is considered a subspecies of the gray wolf. It also known as the Apennine Wolf, as it is found throughout the Apennine Mountains of Italy. Parts of Switzerland and France are also home to the Italian wolf.

Golden eagles are large, powerful birds that are known for their strength and agility. They are found predominantly in western portions of North America, but also reside in Asia and Europe.