What's Behind The GOP Elephant and Democratic Donkey?

What's Behind The GOP Elephant and Democratic Donkey?

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With election season in full swing, donkeys and elephants dominate the media. But where did these political mascots come from?

Learn More:
CBS: How the parties got their animal symbols
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-the-parties-got-their-animal-symbols/

Smithsonian Magazine: Political Animals: Republican Elephants and Democratic Donkeys
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/political-animals-republican-elephants-and-democratic-donkeys-89241754/?no-ist

New York Times: On This Day
https://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/harp/1107.html

Mental Floss: How Did the Donkey and Elephant Become Political Mascots?
http://mentalfloss.com/article/23805/how-did-donkey-elephant-become-political-mascots
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