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Oct 14 2013

What animals are on the flag of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and why?

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.
Courtesy CIA, The World Factbook.

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Answer: The animals on the flag of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands are a golden lion, fur seal, Macaroni penguin, and a reindeer . The lion represents the UK and discovery; the outer animals are native to the islandsReindeer were introduced to South Georgia in 1911 by Norwegian whalers for meat and for sport hunting.

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Flag

Flag of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.
Courtesy CIA, The World Factbook.

 There are no native land mammals, though reindeerbrown rats and mice have been introduced through the activities of man.

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