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Does Honduras have National flora and fauna?
Yes, Honduras does have National flora and fauna.
National Flower- Orchid (brassavola digbiana).
Originally the rose was the country’s flower, but in 1969 given to the fact that the rose was not native to Honduras the Orchid was chosen to replace it.
The Orchid is found throughout Honduras in forested areas. The orchid is a flower of beauty, vigor and distinctiveness.
National Tree - Pine (pinus oocarpa)
Declared a national symbol to help foster national pride and to assist in forest conservation and management. The pine is abundant in all regions of Honduras and its products are used in many ways.
National Animal - White-tail Deer (odocoileus virginianus)
Declared a national symbol to help protect and raise awareness of Honduras unique and rich fauna. The White-tailed Deer is found through out Honduras in mountainous and forested areas.
National Bird: Scarlet Macaw
Declared a national symbol in 1993, to help protect and raise awareness of Honduras unique and rich birdlife. The Scarlet Macaw is a rare bird that is only found in vast remote areas of tropical rainforest such as the Olancho, Rio Patuca and Mosquitia regions
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