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. 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

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

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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  1. ^ The California Grizzly was declared extinct in 1924.

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