List of U.S. state mammals

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A state mammal is the official mammal of a U.S. state as designated by a state's legislature. The first column of the table is for those denoted as the state mammal, and the second shows the state marine mammals. Animals with more specific designations are also listed. Many states also have separately officially designated state birds, state fish, state butterflies, state reptiles, and other animals. Listed separately are state dogs and state horses.

State mammals

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 A Florida Black Bear.jpg
American black bear (2006)[1]
Endangered Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus) (7636814558).jpg
West Indian manatee (2009)[2]
Alaska Bowheads42.jpg
Bowhead whale (1983)[3]
Bigbullmoose.jpg
Moose (land mammal) (1998)[3]
Arizona Squaw-ringtail-28073.jpg
Ring-tailed cat (1986)[4]
Arkansas Quivira-Whitetail-Buck.jpg
White-tailed deer (1993)[5]
California
California grizzly bear (1953) [note 1]
Eschrichtius robustus 01-cropped.jpg
Gray whale (1975)[6]
Colorado Rocky mountain bighorn sheep.jpg
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (animal) (1961)[7]
Connecticut Sperm whale pod.jpg
Sperm whale (animal) (1975)[8]
Delaware Gray Fox DSC6870.jpg
Gray fox (2010)
Florida Florida panther(2) (5164633462).jpg
Florida panther (1982)
FL fig04.jpg
Manatee (marine mammal) (1975)[9]
Tursiops truncatus 01.jpg
Porpoise or dolphin (salt water mammal) (1975)[10]
Georgia White-tailed Deer-27527-3.jpg
White-tailed deer (2015)[11]
Eubalaena japonica3.jpg
Right whale (1985)[12]
Hawaii Monachus schauinslandi.jpg
Hawaiian monk seal (2008)[13]
Humpback Whale underwater shot.jpg
Humpback whale (1979)[12]
Lasiurus cinereus semotus crop.jpg
Hawaiian hoary bat (land mammal) (2015)[14]
Idaho
Illinois White Tailed Deer.jpg
White-tailed deer (1980)[15]
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas American bison k5680-1.jpg
American bison (1955)
Kentucky Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis).jpg
Gray squirrel (1968)
Louisiana Louisiana black bear.jpg
Black bear (1992)[16]
Maine Bigbullmoose.jpg
Moose (1979)

Maine Coon Cat (cat)(1985)[17]

Maryland Calico Cat (cat)(2001)[18]
Massachusetts Eubalaena glacialis with calf.jpg
Right whale (1980)[19]
Jammlich crop.jpg

Tabby Cat (cat)(1988)[20]

Michigan Deer Night.jpg
White-tailed deer (game mammal) (1997)[21]
Minnesota
Mississippi Deer running.jpg
White-tailed deer (1974)[22] Fox - British Wildlife Centre (17429406401).jpg
Red fox (1997)[23]
Perdido Bay Dolphin 2007.jpg
Bottlenosed dolphin (1974) (water mammal)[22]
Missouri
Montana Grizzly Bear Family in Glacier National Park.jpg
Grizzly Bear [24]
Nebraska White tailed deer Nebraska.jpg
White-tailed deer (1981)[25]
Nevada Desert Bighorn Sheep Joshua Tree cropped.JPG
Desert bighorn sheep (1973)
New Hampshire White-tailed Deer (8047858676).jpg
White-tailed deer (1983)[26]
Bobcat (Lynx rufus) California.jpg
Bobcat (wildcat) (2015)[27]
New Jersey
New Mexico A Florida Black Bear.jpg
American black bear (1963)[28]
New York Castor canadensis - Wilhelma Zoo - Stuttgart, Germany - DSC02120.jpg
Beaver (1975)[29]
North Carolina Sciurus carolinensis2.jpg
Gray Squirrel (1969)[30]
Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) (16747337145).jpg
Virginia opossum (marsupial) (2013)[31]
North Dakota
Ohio White-tailed deer, Heath Ohio.JPG
White-tailed deer (1988)[32]
Oklahoma American bison k5680-1.jpg
Buffalo (1972)
Tadarida brasiliensis.jpg
Mexican Free-tailed Bat (flying mammal) (2006)[33]
Procyon lotor (Common raccoon)2.jpg
Raccoon (furbearer) (1989)
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer) 3 (8269173469).jpg
White-tailed deer (game animal) (1990)
Oregon Castor canadensis.jpg
Beaver (1969)
Pennsylvania White Tailed Deer (23073007566).jpg
White-tailed deer (1959)[34]
Rhode Island Common Seal Phoca vitulina.jpg
Harbor seal (2016)[35]
South Carolina Odocoileus virginianus fawn, Owen Conservation Park, Madison, Wisconsin.jpg
White-tailed deer (1972)[36]
Tursiops truncatus 01.jpg
Bottlenose dolphin (2009)[37]
Nordkaper.jpg
Right whale (migratory marine mammal) (2009)[37]
South Dakota Coyote (Canis latrans) DSC1747vv.jpg
Coyote (1949)
Tennessee
Texas Armadillo1.jpg
Nine-banded armadillo (small mammal) (1995)[38]
Texas Longhorn Steer Rocksprings.jpg
Texas Longhorn (large mammal) (1995)[38]
Tadarida brasiliensis.jpg
Mexican Free-tailed Bat (flying mammal) (1995)[38]
Utah Rocky Mountain Bull Elk.jpg
Rocky Mountain elk (1971)
Vermont
Virginia Healthy Virginia big-eared bat (4387622721).jpg
Virginia big-eared bat (bat) (2005)[39]
Washington Killerwhales jumping.jpg
Orca (2005)[40]
My Friend the Marmot (4241532773) flipped.jpg

Olympic Marmot (endemic mammal)[41]

West Virginia
Wisconsin Taxidea taxus (Point Reyes, 2007) cropped.jpg
American badger (1957)
White-tailed deer.jpg
White-tailed deer (wildlife animal) (1957)
Wyoming
American bison (1985)

See also

References

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  3. ^ a b "Alaska's Kids' Corner: State Symbols". State of Alaska. Retrieved 2012-04-27.
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  13. ^ Char, Sherie (June 15, 2008). "Hawaiian monk seal named Hawaii's state mammal". Hawai'i Magazine. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
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  35. ^ Gregg, Katherine. "It's official: Harbor seal is R.I.'s state mammal". providencejournal.com. Retrieved 2018-01-06.
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  40. ^ "State Symbols". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
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  1. ^ The California Grizzly was declared extinct in 1924.

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