What animal is the emblem of the U.S. Republican political party?
The United States Republican party is represented by an elephant and the Democratic party by a donkey. In a cartoon that appeared in 1874 in Harper’s Weekly, cartoonist Thomas Nast drew a donkey covered in lion’s skin and scaring away all the animals at the zoo. One of those animals was an elephant that was labeled “The Republican Vote.” That’s how the elephant became the emblemRepublican Party.
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