TIL despite being depicted on California’s flag, the California grizzly bear has been extinct since 1924.

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This reminds me of the running joke we had growing up in Florida. Every single subdivision has a fancy wall at the entrance with some natural name like *Pine Glen*, or *Egret Landing*. So we’d always say that they named the neighborhood after the thing they bulldozed to make it, since no matter where it was, every neighborhood had no trees, big sod lawns, and a water retention pond.


The flag of Wales has a dragon on it. Flags are weird. Also, Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn.


Canada has a Maple Leaf, and they haven’t won the Stanley Cup since 1967.


They added a second head to the bear in 2186.


It was supposed to be a pear.