Some national animals from around the world include the bald eagle with the United States, beaver with Canada, grasshopper with Mexico, macaw with Brazil and dugong with Papua new Guinea. The dugong is a type of aquatic mammal related to the manatee and the elephant, once mistaken by sailors for mermaids.Continue Reading
A number of countries have turned to mythical beasts to represent them. The Greek national animal, for instance, is the phoenix. Emblazoned on the country's first modern currency, the phoenix represented the resurrection of the Greek state until the currency was replaced in 1832. The unicorn, meanwhile, has been Scotland's national animal since the 12th century. To the Celts, this legendary creature represented innocence, joy, health and virtue, as well as male power or virility. As with the phoenix of Greece, the unicorn has featured on Scotland's currency in the past.
The national animal of Mauritius isn't so much mythical as hunted to extinction by the people it represents, which isthe once-native dodo bird. Similarly native only to the country it represents is the komodo dragon of Indonesia.
Other national animals tend to be majestic or fierce in some manner, or otherwise symbolic of a nation's heritage. India's national animal, the peacock, or mayura, for instance, is, in Hindu mythology, a symbol of cyclical time.Learn more about Symbolism
J.P. Morgan Chase has international banking locations in 100 countries, including, in Latin America, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Mexico and, in the Asia Pacific region, New Zealand, Malaysia, India, China and Japan. France, Italy, Ireland and Greece are among its European locations. Other regional sites are Israel and Russia.Full Answer >
As of 2010, the countries with the largest number of Christians are the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and the Philippines. The countries with the least number of Christians are Western Sahara, Vatican City, Somalia, Mauritania and Bhutan.Full Answer >
In descending order, the countries with the largest rainforests are Brazil, D. R. Congo, Indonesia, Peru, India, Mexico, Colombia, Angola and Bolivia. Of all the countries in the world, approximately 62 have some type of wet tropical forest. Most tropical rainforests are found in Asia and South America.Full Answer >
As of 2014 Latin American countries include Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Paraguay, El Salvador and Panama. Latin American countries are those countries in the New World where the official language is Spanish, Portuguese or French. However, many of the inhabitants speak Creole versions of these languages or Native American languages like Quechua.Full Answer >