The colors of the city of Graz are white and green, and therefore the city's coat of arms shows a silver panther on a green background. The panther has golden claws; he is rearing, striding toward the viewer’s left, and spewing fire. In places of the horns of the Styrian Panther, the Graz Panther wears a trifoliate golden crown, signifying the city’s royal heritage. The official city seal contains the emblem of the panther (with the inscription "Regional Capital Graz.") The city’s flag consists of a white and green background with the city’s emblem in the middle. The city’s flagpoles are also crowned with the panther.
We again find the panther, here on a green gothic triangular shield . He is striking a baroque pose and his shield is topped with the crown of the Styrian archdukes. In this form, the panther becomes a more mythical creature. Spitting fire, he has the head of a horse, the mane and tail of a lion, hind legs thick with fur, the short horns of a bull and razor-sharp claws. The figure originates from the Physiologus, a book of natural history from the second century.