The Zebra is Botswana's national animal. Its stripes inspired the national flag, where the stripes represent the racial harmony of the people. There are three species of zebra, and several sub-species, all of which are members of the horse family. 'Pula' is the denomination, and it also appears on the coat of arms. It means 'let there be rain.'
The original Zebra 1-pula scalloped coin issued in 1976 was replaced by a smaller 7-sided (heptagon) coin in 1998, then by this larger round version in 2013. It looks like the same zebra, but now it is running among some trees.
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