Which American Animal Are You?

4th of July is coming up, and what better way to celebrate than by figuring out which one of our native species is your American spirit animal!

Johan Beornson The Ist
On Jul 1, 2014

Which do you consider yourself to be?

Would you rather be?

Which habitat would you call home?

Which would you rather eat for dinner?

How do you deal with people you don't like?

Choose a vehicle!

Choose a Dinosaur

What are your thoughts on children?

Choose a Lord of the Rings character...

And finally... choose an exotic animal

Black Bear

Black Bear

Pensive and Peaceful, you are the American Black Bear! You're strong and proud, and appreciate a good night's sleep.
The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to North America. It is the continent's smallest and most widely distributed bear species. Black bears are omnivores with their diets varying greatly depending on season and location. They typically live in largely forested areas, but do leave forests in search of food. The American black bear is the world's most common bear species.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Look at you! Commanding & Majestic, you are the Bald Eagle! You tend to be the leader of the group, and some people perceive you as intimidating, even though you're soft and sweet inside. You are intelligent and sharp but never use your knowledge to ridicule others - it's very rare to find your kind.
The bald eagle is both the national bird and national animal of the United States of America. The bald eagle appears on its Seal. In the late 20th century it was on the brink of extirpation in the continental United States. Populations recovered and the species was removed from the U.S. federal government's list of endangered species on July 12, 1995 and transferred to the list of threatened species. It was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States on June 28, 2007.

Bison

Bison

Quiet & Sturdy, you are the American Bison! You can be stubborn at times, but that only means you usually get what you want. You tend to shield yourself from your environment, and only few people know the real you. Hold on to these people, they will be with you for the rest of your life.
The American bison (Bison bison), also commonly known as the American buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds, became nearly extinct by a combination of commercial hunting and slaughter in the 19th century and introduction of bovine diseases from domestic cattle, and has made a recent resurgence largely restricted to a few national parks and reserves.

Turkey

Turkey

Quirky & Clumsy, you are the Wild Turkey! You can be a bit noisy at times and draw a lot of attention, but inside you're actually shy and a bit insecure. Be strong, and don't be afraid to show your true colors. Quick tip: Thanksgiving may not be the best time do that..
The wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is native to North America and is the heaviest member of the diverse Galliformes. It is the same species as the domestic turkey, which was originally derived from a southern Mexican subspecies of wild turkey (not the related ocellated turkey). Although native to North America, the turkey probably got its name from the domesticated variety being imported to Britain in ships coming from the Levant via Spain. The British at the time therefore, associated the wild turkey with the country Turkey and the name stuck!

Elk

Elk

Graceful & Serene, you are the American Elk! You have a very impressive exterior that makes everyone notice you, but they stay with you because of all those unique, noble personality traits that make you who you are. You are a beautiful creature, inside and out!
Apart from the moose, the only other member of the deer family to rival the elk in size is the south Asian sambar (Rusa unicolor). Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Males also engage in ritualized mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling (sparring), and bugling, a loud series of vocalizations which establishes dominance over other males and attracts females.

Diamondback Rattlesnake

Diamondback Rattlesnake

Deadly & Calculative, you are the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake! You have a sharp tongue and a feisty sense of humor, and people get hurt by that sometimes. No worries, they always find out that you're actually a positive person underneath the seemingly tough exterior.
Crotalus adamanteus is a venomous pit viper found in the southeastern United States. It is the heaviest (though not longest) venomous snake in the Americas and the largest rattlesnake - and is responsible for the largest amount of deaths via venomous snakes in North America. It featured prominently in the American Revolution, specifically as the symbol of what many consider to be the first flag of the United States of America, the Gadsden flag.

Gray Wolf

Gray Wolf

Social & Intelligent, you are the American Gray Wolf! You love having people around, and you sometimes wonder if you can actually make it alone (you can, trust us). You are a clever person, thinking with your mind before you listen to your heart. You have this gift of seeing right through people that will come very useful in the future.
The gray wolf is one of the world's best known and well researched animals, with probably more books written about it than any other wildlife species. It has a long history of association with humans, and similarly live a social pack-oriented lifestyle. It is the sole ancestor of the dog, which genetic and paleontological records indicate was first domesticated in Europe 18,800-32,100 years ago by hunter-gatherers.

Raccoon

Raccoon

Curious & Adorable, you are the Raccoon! People don't always take you seriously, but when they get to know you, they understand that they can actually learn a lot from you. Being cute isn't always a bad thing, it lets you get away with a lot of stuff!
Two of the raccoon's most distinctive features are its extremely dexterous front paws and its facial mask, which are themes in the mythology of several Native American tribes. Raccoons are noted for their intelligence, with studies showing that they are able to remember the solution to tasks for up to three years! Raccoons are omnivores, and will eat just about anything.