What Is The National Animal of Denmark?

What Is The National Animal of Denmark?

The National Animal of Denmark is the Mute Swan. It Scientific Name is Cygnus olor. It was Officially Adopted in 1984, replacing the Skylark Alauda arvensis.

So far as I can determine the swan was not officially granted status as the National Animal of Denmark by law but by a popular vote held by either Danish Television or Denmark Radio.

The male Mute Swan (known as the cob) is generally larger than the female Mute Swan (known as a pen) and is also distinguished by a larger knob on its beak.

1. http://www.fyidenmark.com/National_Bird_of_Denmark.html
2. http://www.10000birds.com/what-is-the-national-bird-of-denmark.htm

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