List of U.S. State Mammals
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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

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)[2]
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Sperm whale (state animal) (1975)[6]
Delaware
Florida
Manatee (marine mammal) (1975)[7]
"Porpoise or dolphin" (salt water mammal) (1975)[8]
Georgia
Hawaii
Hawaiian hoary bat (land mammal) (2015)[12]
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
White-tailed deer (game mammal) (1997)[15]
Minnesota
Mississippi
Bottlenosed dolphin (1974) (water mammal)[16]
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Mexican Free-tailed Bat (flying mammal) (2006)[22]
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Right whale (migratory marine mammal) (2009)[24]
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Nine-banded armadillo (small mammal) (1995)[25]
Texas Longhorn (large mammal) (1995)[25]
Mexican Free-tailed Bat (flying mammal) (1995)[25]
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Orca (2005)[26]
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

See also

References

  1. ^ "State Mammal of Alabama". Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives & History. 2006-04-20. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b "Alaska's Kids' Corner: State Symbols". State of Alaska. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Arizona's State Symbols". Capitol Museum. Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Archived from the original on 2011-09-08. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "State Symbols". The Traveler's Guide To Arkansas For Kids. Arkansas Secretary of State. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "History and Culture - State Symbols". California State Library. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "The State Animal". State of Connecticut. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Florida State Senate: Symbols: Page 4". Flsenate.gov. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Florida State Senate: Symbols, Page 3". Flsenate.gov. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Allen, David G. (May 19, 2015). "White-Tailed Deer Named State Mammal of Georgia". State of Georgia. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ a b Shearer, Benjamin F. & Barbara S. Shearer. State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002. 230.
  11. ^ Char, Sherie (June 15, 2008). "Hawaiian monk seal named Hawaii's state mammal". Hawai'i Magazine. Retrieved .
  12. ^ Hawaii State Legislature. "Haw. Rev. Stat. § 5-12.2 (State land mammal)". Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "Louisiana State Mammal". State Symbols USA. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Massachusetts Secretary of State: State Symbols". Sec.state.ma.us. Retrieved .
  15. ^ Shearer, Benjamin F. & Barbara S. Shearer. State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002. 234.
  16. ^ a b Shearer, Benjamin F. & Barbara S. Shearer. State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002. 235.
  17. ^ "Mississippi State Mammal". State Symbols USA. Retrieved .
  18. ^ Shearer, Benjamin F. & Barbara S. Shearer. State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002. 236.
  19. ^ "New Mexico State Symbols". New Mexico Secretary of State's Office. Retrieved .
  20. ^ "North Carolina State Symbols". North Carolina Secretary of State's Office. Retrieved .
  21. ^ Shearer, Benjamin F. & Barbara S. Shearer. State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002. 239.
  22. ^ "Oklahoma State Symbols". Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved .
  23. ^ Gregg, Katherine. "It's official: Harbor seal is R.I.'s state mammal". providencejournal.com. Retrieved .
  24. ^ a b "South Carolina State House Student Connection: Animals & Other Living Things". South Carolina General Assembly. Retrieved .
  25. ^ a b c Shearer, Benjamin F. & Barbara S. Shearer. State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002. 242.
  26. ^ "State Symbols". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved .

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