I'm doing the September banner for the website theculturevulture.co.uk. It's going to be a menagerie of animals which are used by various countries as there national symbols. This is the pitch:
"While theculturevulture.co.uk deals with human culture, there can be no doubt that animals have their own fascinating cultures. Humans have long seized upon this creatively; anthropomorphically adapting animals into characters and symbols. Many animals have been adopted as national symbols representing the population of countries and their cultures."
Here is one of the drawings to be used in the banner - a national symbol of Brazil, the Macaw: