10 Iconic American Animals for National Wildlife Refuge Week

1. Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) The national bird of the United States, known for its striking white head and powerful presence.

2. American Bison (Bison bison) Largest land mammal in North America, known for its massive build and humpback.

3. California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) One of the world’s largest flying birds, known for its impressive wingspan of up to 9.8 feet.

4. American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) Large reptile known for its powerful jaw and prehistoric appearance.

5. Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) Massive bear known for its strength and distinctive hump.

6. Florida Panther (Puma concolor coryi) Rare and critically endangered subspecies of cougar, known for its elusive nature.

7. Manatee (Trichechus manatus) Large, gentle aquatic mammal often called the "sea cow."

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