Coat of arms of Botswana, 1966
The coat of arms of Botswana, adopted on 25 January 1966, features a warrior's shield supported by two zebras, the left one holding an elephant tusk representing the former ivory trade, and the right one an ear of sorghum, an important crop. The zebra's black and white stripes represent equality for and harmony among people of all colours. The shield features three cogwheels for industry, a bull's head for cattle rearing and three blue waves representing water. On a blue ribbon the country's motto “Pula”, meaning “Rain”, a precious resource in the dry and arid country, is displayed.