The national animal of Greece is the dolphin.
Delphinus delphis is the scientific name of Greece’s national animal, which are found throughout the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Red Sea.
This aquatic mammal is considered the second intelligent animal in the world.
The National animal of Greece facts
- Common name: Common Dolphin
- Scientific name: Delphinus delphis
- Length: Body length ranges from 2m to 4m. Males are usually a little larger than females.
- Weight: 100kg to 300kg. Males are heavier than the females.
- Diet: Dolphins eat a wide variety of foods including squid, octopus, young herring, pilchard, anchovies, nocturnal hake and sardines.
- Lifespan: 20 to 45 years. Females usually live longer than males
The Common Dolphin has a poor sense of smell, but excellent eyesight and a well-developed sense of taste. They can learn plenty of things thanks to its large brain. It can be trained to detect mines and enemy divers in the water.