New animal emojis announced for 2020

From a polar bear to a dodo, 117 new emojis have been announced by the Unicode Consortium.

Polar bear emoji. © Unicorde Consortium

The list of new emojis for 2020 include a wider range of wild animals than 2019’s update, and two extinct mammals.

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2020 animal emojis:

Mammals

Beaver emoji. © Unicode Consortium
Bison emoji. © Unicode Consortium

Polar bear emoji. © Unicode Consortium
Seal emoji. © Unicode Consortium

Invertebrates

Beetle emoji. © Unicode Consortium
Fly emoji. © Unicode Consortium
Cockroach emoji. © Unicode Consortium
Worm emoji. © Unicode Consortium

Extinct animals

Dodo emoji. © Unicode Consortium
Mammoth emoji. © Unicode Consortium

The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit Californian-based organisation which develops and promotes the use of Unicode Standard, which allows people using different devices and apps to send emojis to each other.

The Consortium’s members include representatives from software developers and computing organisations, such as Microsoft and Adobe.

Alongside the wild animals, there is also a transgender flag, a number of gender neutral characters, an anatomical heart, a log, a black cat emoji, and a feather.

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It is expected that the emojis will be available on most platforms in late 2020.

Wood emoji. © Unicode Consortium
Feather emoji. © Unicode Consortium