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What is the national animal of Spain?

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The national animal of Spain is the bull. Bulls are an important symbol in Spanish culture, especially in traditions, such as bullfighting and the Running of the Bulls.

The Running of the Bulls, or "encierro," is part of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona that takes place each July in honor of the patron saint San Fermin. During the event, bulls are released from a corral and race throughout sectioned-off streets until they enter a bull ring. Spectators try to outrun the bulls, which can be dangerous.

Bullfighting is a sport in which a matador, or bullfighter, taunts and tricks the bull by waving colored capes to guide its movements and prevent himself from being impaled. At the end of the bullfight, the matador spears the bull.


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