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List of U.S. state mammals

A state mammal is the official mammal of a U.S. state as designated by a state's legislature. Many states also have separately officially designated state animals, state birds, state fish, state butterflies, and state reptiles. States similarly have state flowers, state trees and state songs.

State mammals [ edit ]

Key: Years in parentheses denote the year of adoption by the state's legislature.

List of U.S. state mammals and related mammalian designations
State Mammal Marine mammal Other mammal 1 Other mammal 2 Other mammal 3
Alabama
Alaska
Moose (land mammal) (1998)[3]
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Sperm whale (state animal) (1975)[9]
Delaware
Florida
Manatee (marine mammal) (1975)[12]
"Porpoise or dolphin" (salt water mammal) (1975)[13]
Georgia
Hawaii
Hawaiian hoary bat (land mammal) (2015)[17]
Idaho
Illinois
White-tailed deer (1980)[18]
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
American bison (1955)[19]
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Moose (1979)[22]
Maryland Calico
Massachusetts
Michigan
White-tailed deer (game mammal) (1997)[24]
Minnesota
Mississippi
Bottlenosed dolphin (1974) (water mammal)[25]
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
White-tailed deer (1983)[30]
Bobcat (wildcat) (2015)[31]
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Beaver (1975)[33]
North Carolina
Virginia opossum (state marsupial) (2013)[35]
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Buffalo (1972)[37]
Mexican Free-tailed Bat (flying mammal) (2006)[38]
Raccoon (furbearer) (1989)[39]
White-tailed deer (game animal) (1990)[40]
Oregon
Beaver (1969)[41]
Pennsylvania
White-tailed deer (1959)[42]
Rhode Island
South Carolina
White-tailed deer (1972)[44]
Right whale (migratory marine mammal) (2009)[45]
South Dakota
Coyote (1949)[46]
Tennessee
Texas
Nine-banded armadillo (small mammal) (1995)[47]
Texas Longhorn (large mammal) (1995)[47]
Mexican Free-tailed Bat (flying mammal) (1995)[47]
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Virginia big-eared bat (state bat) (2005)[49]
Washington
Orca (2005)[50]
West Virginia
Wisconsin
White-tailed deer (state wildlife animal) (1957)[52]
Wyoming

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

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  3. ^ a b "Alaska's Kids' Corner: State Symbols". State of Alaska. Retrieved 2012-04-27.
  4. ^ "Arizona's State Symbols". Capitol Museum. Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Archived from the original on 2011-09-08. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  5. ^ "State Symbols". The Traveler's Guide To Arkansas For Kids. Arkansas Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
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  7. ^ "History and Culture - State Symbols". California State Library. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
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  9. ^ "The State Animal". State of Connecticut. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
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  12. ^ "Florida State Senate: Symbols: Page 4". Flsenate.gov. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  13. ^ "Florida State Senate: Symbols, Page 3". Flsenate.gov. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  14. ^ Allen, David G. (May 19, 2015). "White-Tailed Deer Named State Mammal of Georgia". State of Georgia. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  15. ^ a b Shearer, Benjamin F. & Barbara S. Shearer. State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002. 230.
  16. ^ Char, Sherie (June 15, 2008). "Hawaiian monk seal named Hawaii's state mammal". Hawai'i Magazine. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  17. ^ Hawaii State Legislature. "Haw. Rev. Stat. § 5-12.2 (State land mammal)". Retrieved Jan 26, 2018.
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  21. ^ "Louisiana State Mammal". State Symbols USA. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  22. ^ "Colorado State Animal | Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep". statesymbolsusa.org. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  23. ^ "Massachusetts Secretary of State: State Symbols". Sec.state.ma.us. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
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  26. ^ "Mississippi State Mammal". State Symbols USA. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  27. ^ "Symbols of Montana". State Symbols USA. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
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  29. ^ "Colorado State Animal | Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep". statesymbolsusa.org. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  30. ^ "White-tailed Deer State Animal | State Symbols USA". statesymbolsusa.org. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  31. ^ "New Hampshire State Wildcat | Bobcat". statesymbolsusa.org. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  32. ^ "New Mexico State Symbols". New Mexico Secretary of State's Office. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  33. ^ "Alabama State Marine Mammal | West Indian Manatee". statesymbolsusa.org. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  34. ^ "North Carolina State Symbols". North Carolina Secretary of State's Office. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  35. ^ "Marsupial, Virginia Opossom | NCpedia". ncpedia.org. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  36. ^ Shearer, Benjamin F. & Barbara S. Shearer. State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002. 239.
  37. ^ "Colorado State Animal | Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep". statesymbolsusa.org. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  38. ^ "Oklahoma State Symbols". Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
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  41. ^ "Alabama State Marine Mammal | West Indian Manatee". statesymbolsusa.org. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  42. ^ "White-tailed Deer State Animal | State Symbols USA". statesymbolsusa.org. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  43. ^ Gregg, Katherine. "It's official: Harbor seal is R.I.'s state mammal". providencejournal.com. Retrieved 2018-01-06.
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  45. ^ a b "South Carolina State House Student Connection: Animals & Other Living Things". South Carolina General Assembly. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  46. ^ "Colorado State Animal | Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep". statesymbolsusa.org. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  47. ^ a b c Shearer, Benjamin F. & Barbara S. Shearer. State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002. 242.
  48. ^ "Colorado State Animal | Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep". statesymbolsusa.org. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  49. ^ "Alabama State Marine Mammal | West Indian Manatee". statesymbolsusa.org. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  50. ^ "State Symbols". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  51. ^ "Alabama State Marine Mammal | West Indian Manatee". statesymbolsusa.org. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  52. ^ "Alabama State Marine Mammal | West Indian Manatee". statesymbolsusa.org. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  53. ^ "Alabama State Marine Mammal | West Indian Manatee". statesymbolsusa.org. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  1. ^ The California Grizzly was declared extinct in 1924.

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