The parakeet flower or parrot's beak [Heliconia psittacorum] is Suriname's national flower. In the Surinamese creole language Sranan Tongo the flower is called 'popokai tongo'. In Surinamese Dutch, it's called 'papegaaietong' or 'papegaybek'. In Surinamese Carib, it's called 'kulewako anuru'. In Suriname it's pollinated by hummingbirds. For a photo of a 'popokai tongo' with an ant in the Central Suriname Nature Reserve [CSNR], please visit the link provided below.
Suriname doesn't have a national animal or insect. But four endangered sea turtles are popularly linked with Suriname. Green [Chelonia mydas], hawksbill [Eretmochelys imbricata], leatherback [Dermochelys coriacea], and olive ridley [Lepidochelys olivacea] all nest in Suriname. The Galibi Nature Reserve in northern Suriname was established as a national reserve in 1969 to protect them.