Australia has the kangaroo; New Zealand is usually pictured with a Kiwi and the United States soar with their bald eagle. Every country boasts its national animal – it’s a way of giving nature a part in representing the country. As usual, Japan rises to the occasion with its own brand of extraordinary.
Psst, the real national animals of Japan are the Koi, Green pheasant, Raccoon Dog and Red-crowned Crane. So don’t go screaming “It’s Godzilla!” all the time. Do so only in approved situations where safety is compromised and a colossal killer dinosaur is concerned.
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