Culture Somalia’s National Animal Is a Leopard????

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I find it strange that Somalias national animal is a leopard but last time I checked leopard aren’t even native to somalia let alone East Africa so why is the leopard our national animal and ive given some thought and think that there should be a new national animal for somalia maybe the Somali ostrich which is blue and is found only in the Horn of Africa or maybe a the camel since it was where camels were first domesticated let me know your thoughts on this topic

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Apollo

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Camels look goofy.

Many countries picked apex predators as their national symbols as it shows masculinity and fierceness. I like Somalia's coat of arms, one of the best in fact.
 

486th President

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Camels looks goofy.

Many countries picked apex apex predators as their national symbols as it shows masculinity and fierceness. I like Somalia's coat of arms, one of the best in fact.
In that case we could make the Somali cheetah/Northeast African cheetah as the national animal since it’s native to somalia and is a fearocious animal that represents of fast action, patience, opportunity, self – esteem, flexibility, focus, selectivity, intensity, procrastination, activity, sight, progress, curiosity, intelligence,

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486th President

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It actually isn't a cheetah on the coat of arms
Relax saaxiib I know the difference between a leopard and a cheetah just saying that we should change it to a animal that is more native to Somalia like the Somali Cheetah or Somali Ostrich or the Camel any thing other than a leopard
 

Apollo

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There use to be a lot of Leopards in southern/central Somalia untill they were hunted and killed for their hides and were sold off to the Italians in large numbers.
There used to be lions in Europe and the Maghreb before the civilized world, which is quite shocking nowadays.

Humans messed up the distribution of animals severely.
 

486th President

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There use to be a lot of Leopards in southern/central Somalia untill they were hunted and killed for their hides and were sold off to the Italians in large numbers.
There used to be lions in Europe and the Maghreb before the civilized world
Speaking of lions and big cats Lions are also native to somalia so I think this would be the best option and is a very masculine animal that also represents majesty, strength, courage, justice, and military might.

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I find it strange that Somalias national animal is a leopard but last time I checked leopard aren’t even native to somalia let alone East Africa so why is the leopard our national animal and ive given some thought and think that there should be a new national animal for somalia maybe the Somali ostrich which is blue and is found only in the Horn of Africa or maybe a the camel since it was where camels were first domesticated let me know your thoughts on this topic

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I agree Leopard are random.


Also, Camel is not present in entire Somalia. Only northern people like it. Puntland and Somaliland.


The Somali animal should be a goat. I know, its not sophisticated or "great" but we Somalis are sh!t holes



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There used to be lions in Europe and the Maghreb before the civilized world, which is quite shocking nowadays.

Humans messed up the distribution of animals severely.
Exactly, it explains why the imagery of Lions was very prevalent & glorified in the cultures of Ancient Europe & North Africa, such as the Numidians, Romans etc. Conversely, most of Asia glorifies the Tiger, since that is the dominant Big Cat over there.

A while ago, I read the Barbary[Berber] Lion could possibly be re-introduced to North Africa.
 

Nafiso Qalanjo

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I agree Leopard are random.


Also, Camel is not present in entire Somalia. Only northern people like it. Puntland and Somaliland.


The Somali animal should be a goat. I know, its not sophisticated or "great" but we Somalis are sh!t holes



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Camels are present in every corner in Somalia, and every Somali likes camels. We literal have 100 words for camels. Camels should be the Somali national animal.
Only northern people like it. Puntland and Somaliland.
I beg to differ. There is literally a clan in the south of Somalia called camel lovers. The camel fetish in the north is very much alive in the south also. :fittytousand:
 

Apollo

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Many Arab countries got eagles as their national animal or on their coat of arms. Another highly masculine animal.


 

486th President

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Many Arab countries got eagles as their national animal or on their coat of arms. Another highly masculine animal.

@Apollo the donkey is a very masculine animal apparently and there are many donkeys in somalia I wouldn’t see why it can’t be our new national animal makes more sense to me than the leopard and lion as our national animal

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