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The Golden-winged Grosbeak – Socotra Grosbeak Rhynchostruthus socotranus shown in image – has been chosen as Yemen’s national bird. Photo by Richard Porter
The Golden-winged Grosbeak has been declared, by the Yemen Council of Ministers, to be the Yemen National Bird. This bird is endemic to the Saudi peninsula.

The national mammal for Yemen is the Leopard, and the Dragon Blood tree is the national tree. Oh, and the Aloe is the national plant.

Environment Minister His Excellency Abdul Rahman Al-Eryani issued a statement to the Yemen cabinet and the press saying: “I am proud we have chosen these animals and plants that are so important for Yemen’s biodiversity and culture. They will help us promote wildlife education and conservation actions….”

A leopard reserve is currently being contemplated.

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