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With election season in full swing, donkeys and elephants dominate the media. But where did these political mascots come from?
CBS: How the parties got their animal symbols
Smithsonian Magazine: Political Animals: Republican Elephants and Democratic Donkeys
New York Times: On This Day
Mental Floss: How Did the Donkey and Elephant Become Political Mascots?
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