Following Senator Nicole Eaton's recent proposal for the polar bear to replace the beaver as an official emblem of Canada, the beaver vs. polar bear debate has been heating up across Canada.
Metro jumps into the debate this week with coverage of an Ottawa group taking matters into their own hands, and our own editors climb into the ring to defend their pick. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, we want to hear from you! Does the "lowly" beaver still have a place in your heart, or is the "dignified" polar bear more representative of the nation? Is it down to smarts, beauty, or whose cute face sells the most products?
Let us know in the comments below (or via Twitter and Facebook) how you feel and why! (And don't forget to take our poll on the Metro News homepage.)
Don't think you're informed enough to make a decision? Let us educate you on these two wonders of the Canadian wild with two highly informative videos: