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Animal Symbols

Animals rank with plants as the most popular ecosymbols representing countries, states, etc.

The most popular animal symbols are birds and mammals. However, the 50 U.S. states have adopted a wide variety of animal symbols; South Carolina even has a state spider.

Herptiles, fish, and invertebrates have made their mark on a few countries as well. Finland has two national insects, while the African nation of Cameroon takes its name from shrimp (camarões in Portuguese).

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