The national animal of North Korea is the chollima, and the national animal of South Korea is the tiger. The national bird of South Korea is the Korean magpie.
The chollima of North Korea is a winged horse with origins in Chinese mythology. As the national animal, it is meant to symbolize rapid movement and heroism. In addition to South Korea, the tiger serves as the national animal for the Asian nations of Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Vietnam. South Korea's tiger is a Siberian tiger. The Korean magpie is native to the Korean Peninsula and has feathers that are blue and purple in hue.