Found: Malaysia’s #NationalMarineAnimal
Malaysia has been a sovereign nation for 57 years. And while the National Animal of Malaysia is arguably the Malayan Tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni), there is no recognized #NationalMarineAnimal.
Well that didn’t last too long this Merdeka month; not on our watch.
Nominations were first accepted from all Malaysians for a period of 1 week. The eight species that received the most nominations graduated to the elimination round. These were (in no particular order):
May the mermaid of the sea be an icon and protector of Malaysia’s waters for many years to come!