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Peruvian Symbols

  • Animal: Vicuña
  • Bird: Andean Cock-of-the-Rock
  • Coat of Arms:

    peru coat of arms

  • Coat of Arms: The Peruvian coat of arms is largely dominated by the central shield, which is divided into three sections. The upper left section shows the national animal of Peru, the Vincuña.

    The upper right section shows the cinchona tree. Cinchona trees are used to make quinine, which is a powerful anti-malaria drug. The lower section shows a cornucopia full of coins. These coins represent the mineral wealth of the country. The Holm Oak Civil crown above the shield signifies victory and glory.
  • Flag of Peru
  • Flower: Cantuta

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