Dangerous but Nonetheless Interesting National Animals of Asia – 15 Pictures

Nature abounds in many resources, so thanks to that the diversity of animals depending on the climate is very noticeable. Each area has some specific animals that live in it, and many countries consider some of them as national animals. Asia, like other continents, has its own animals to be proud of.

Snow Leopard

Specific animal representing national feature of Afghanistan is a snow leopard. Their soft gray fur is their main characteristic, because on it one can see black spots and circular dots which are specific only for this type of wild cats. Another peculiarity is that their fur, which has a gray color becomes white in winter, while a thick coat protects their paws from snow and cold.

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Karabakh Horse

If you look at this beauty and strength of a Karabakh horse in the picture, you will understand why people in Azerbaijan are proud of their national animal. These horses are very sociable, loyal to their owners, and beside all able to run incredibly fast. Their harmonious and beautiful lines really attract people to afford a pet exactly like this one.

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Bengal Tiger

What connects Bangladesh and India is certainly their joint national animal. Millions of people admire the beauty and power of a Bengal tiger. This big cat is one of the of endangered species and many of their residence was declared a national park. This animal is a symbol of the many features of these countries and is one of the most famous and favorite big cats around the world.

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Bhutan Takin

The animals native to Bhutan are grandiose Takins. Although they look very strong, their number decreases over time. They live in small herds in bamboo forests, and their survival is threatened because of hunting and the lack of space in which they can reproduce and live life peacefully without obstructions. Like most cattle, Takins feed on leaves and plants, while they highly prefer to enjoy a siesta during hot afternoons.

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Kouprey

As much as you think Kouprey looks like it belongs to some nearby farm and is a part of some herd with cattle, the more you will be surprised by the truth. This animal native to Cambodia is in fact a wild animal living in the woods. The Kouprey is diurnal, which is an expression for animals that move at night while they look for food, leaving behind up to 15 km of trajectory.

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Cypriot Mouflon

While some countries have animals that are quite like each other and not so specific, but are still their national, Cyprus had a little more luck. This country is recognized by the Cypriot Mouflon, a very interesting animal with horns that curl over their heads and form a powerful weapon. However, this is characteristic of males, while females can be both with and without horns.

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Komodo Dragon

If you are not fans of lizards, you probably would not like the eventual close contact with Komodo Dragon. This is the largest lizard on Earth that has evolved thanks to the absence of competition of its kind in this country. He is a national animal of Indonesia. It is fast, agile, and therefore dangerous. However, you cannot deny the fact his appearance is imposing even if you only see the pictures.

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Mugger Crocodile

The world of reptiles is rich and sometimes inscrutable. An important representative of this kind is Mugger, also known as Marsh crocodile. He is a national animal of Iran. This big and scary animal enjoys the water, so it is easy to find him both in natural and artificially created water surfaces. They prefer quiet deep water, so be careful if you ever find yourself in one of these places.

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Malayan Tiger

The national animal of Malaysia is Malayan Tiger, amazing cat that is critically endangered. Every youngster of this kind represents a real treasure for the community and it will be necessary to give them a lot of attention and protection to help their kind held in the future.

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Arabian Oryx

As a native of the UAE and Oman here comes an interesting animal – Arabian Oryx. What you will definitely notice are his extremely long and strong horns. This steppe animal that belongs to the antelopes is also one of the endangered species and was threatened with extermination. Sometimes people show their nobility, so they saved this beautiful animal almost from the edge of the abyss and bring her back into the wild.

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Markhor Goat

The Markhor is one of the most specific goats in the world. This is a wild animal native to Pakistan. Unfortunately, it also belongs to the endangered kind, although their number is slowly increasing in the last few years. If you meet females, you will not have the impression that you discover some particularly interesting animal. But, close look to the males might bring you all the beauty of this kind. It is hard to say if you have ever had the opportunity to see so unique horns and they are really special.

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Carabao

Favorite animal of Filipinos is Carabao. This is their national animal with reason as it is extremely beneficial to all farmers. Because of his love of the water, it is also known like Water Buffalo. In the Northern part of the Philippines there is even a carnival dedicated to Carabao.

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Siberian Tiger

Another of the beautiful big cats proudly occupies its rightful place. The Siberian tiger is a trademark of South Korea. Although smaller than its nearest relative, a Bengal tiger, he is certainly one very big cat and can be extremely dangerous.

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Elephant

Elephants certainly occupy an important place in the hearts of many residents of Thailand. These animals are native here, and so they became friends with the people in this country. People are organizing tourist tours and riding on elephants. However, do not think that the Thais are bad because they are using them tourism. They respect their elephants and protect them in the Elephant Nature Park, where they help elephants to maintain as a species.

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Gray Wolf

Gray wolves are coming from Turkey and are the national animal of this nation. Turks have sung songs about this animal, and it is a sacred for them. The wolf is so important for them, so it has been woven through the many other aspects of their life. Although this is a very cruel animal, its beauty cannot be questioned.

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