The stone-carved Zimbabwe Bird is a national emblem of Zimbabwe, appearing on the national flags and coats of arms of Zimbabwe , as well as on banknotes and coins such as the Zimbabwean dollar. Zimbabwe birds represent sacred or totemic animals of the Shona – the bateleur eagle (Shona: chapungu), which was held to be a messenger from Mwari (God) and the ancestors, or the fish eagle (hungwe) which it has been suggested was the original totem of the Shona.
Zimbabwe's national anthem is a patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions and struggles of the people of Zimbabwe. It is used by the government of Zimbabwe as the official national song. Proudly Lift High the Flag of the Land of Zimbabwe (Shona: "Simudzai Mureza wedu WeZimbabwe"; Ndebele: "Kalibusiswe Ilizwe leZimbabwe") is the national anthem of Zimbabwe. The national anthem was introduced in March 1994 after a nation-wide competition to replace "Ishe Komborera Africa" with a distinctly Zimbabwean song. The winning entry was a song written by Professor Solomon Mutswairo and composed by Fred Changundega. It has been translated into all three of the main languages of Zimbabwe.