We have a long history of being oppressed by fucking Germans. Well, fucking Austrians to be more specific. And we have a long standing culture of getting drunk and having our first books written in our language burned by the Catholic Church. The reason we're a country is because we were the first to notice Yugoslavia was falling apart and we got the fuck out while the getting was good, which meant that we managed to beat off the army that tried to stop us in ten days of war. We were lucky - the next bit of yugoslavia that tried to make itself independent was fought for much harder.
I've seen interviews of the soldiers our side captured. The grunts of the Yugoslav National Army had been told they were coming to defend us from a NATO invasion so they had no idea WTF was going on when the Slovenian forces started shooting at them.
Also, I noticed the German has more words up, so here you go!
Eagle = Orel
Falcon/Hawk = Sokol
Bear = Medved
Lion = Lev
Wolf = Volk
Fox = Lisica (lee-sitsa)
Cat = Matchka, or Matchek if it's a boy-cat
Mouse = Mish, or Mishka if it's small
Rat = Podgana
Marten = ??? I have no idea what this word means.
Ermine = I think this is some sort of rodent.
Weasel = Podlasica
Rhino = Nosorog. (lit. nose-horn)
Unicorn = Samorog (lit. solitary-horn)
Faery = Vila (veela, such as the ones in Harry Potter)
Dragon = Zmay
Wyrm/Drake = No equivalent word exists
Demon = Demon
Devil = Huditch, Hudi Duh (lit. The Bad Spirit) Peklenschek (someone from, or made of Hell)