Countries That Kinda Look Like Animals
How a country gets its borders is tied up in a complex web of political, historical, and geological strands. While borders may shift as political allegiances (or even the earth itself) change, most of us use the imaginary lines drawn around a particular place to identify it. Because of the complex ways that countries get their shape, many of them end up looking a little odd. When you look at them closer (and maybe squint a little), several countries take on the shape of animals.