What Is The National Animal of Canada?
Canada has two national animals – The beaver and the Canadian Horse. The beaver is a large, nocturnal, semi-aquatic rodent known for building lodges, canals, and dams. It is the world’s 2nd largest rodent, but the beaver population in North America has declined steadily due to extensive hunting (it is mainly hunted for its fur and glands).
The Canadian Horse is another animal commonly seen as a national symbol of Canada. The government of Canada passed a bill in 2003, which made the Canadian Horse an official symbol and a national animal of Canada.