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National Animal

Siberian tiger

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated”.

Mahatma Gandhi

Animals commonly seen in the wild

Marine fauna:

Marbled eel, rockfish, barbel, trout korean skate.


Pheasant, cranes, geese, waterfowls, ducks.

Land mammals:

Sika deer, antelopes, weasels, badgers, marten, raccoon dogs.

Snakes and insects:

Rock mamushi, soft shelled turtle, Korean Skink.

Common sights you will not like

In the city and
on the road

Even though South Korea is slowly turning away from the consumption of dog meat, it can still be found in many restaurants and supermarkets.

In the

Stray cats and dogs can be seen around the countryside.

Hunting or poaching:

Hunting is allowed in certain seasons, but not common due to very harsh gun laws in the country.

Animal fights:

Cheongdo bull fighting festival is celebrated each year in southern Korea. Horse fighting still takes place.

Main organization for animal rescue and sheltering:

Care Animal Care SK

Sanctuaries to visit or volunteer:


We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it is unfortunately still happens in most countries.

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