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. 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 mammalsEdit

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  
American black bear (2006)[1]
 
West Indian manatee (2009)[2]
Alaska  
Bowhead whale (1983)[3]
 
Moose (land mammal) (1998)[3]
Arizona  
Ring-tailed cat (1986)[4]
Arkansas  
White-tailed deer (1993)[5]
California  
California grizzly bear (animal) (1953)[6][note 1]
 
Gray whale (1975)[7]
Colorado  
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (animal) (1961)[8]
Connecticut  
Sperm whale (animal) (1975)[9]
Delaware  
Gray fox (wildlife animal) (2010)[10]
Florida  
Florida panther (animal) (1982)[11]
 
Manatee (marine mammal) (1975)[12]
 
Porpoise or dolphin (salt water mammal) (1975)[13]
Georgia  
White-tailed deer (2015)[14]
 
Right whale (1985)[15]
Hawaii  
Hawaiian monk seal (2008)[16]
 
Humpback whale (1979)[15]
 
Hawaiian hoary bat (land mammal) (2015)[17]
Idaho
Illinois  
White-tailed deer (1980)[2]
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas  
American bison (animal) (1955)[18]
Kentucky  
Gray squirrel (wild game animal) (1968)[19]
Louisiana  
Black bear (1992)[20]
Maine  
Moose (animal) (1979)[21]
 

Maine Coon Cat (cat)(1985)[22]

Maryland  
Calico Cat (cat)(2001)[23]
Massachusetts  
Right whale (1980)[24]
 

Tabby Cat (cat)(1988)[25]

Ms. G (groundhog) (2014)[26] Morgan Horse (1970)
Michigan  
White-tailed deer (game mammal) (1997)[27]
Minnesota
Mississippi  
White-tailed deer (1974)[28]  
Red fox (1997)[29]
 
Bottlenosed dolphin (1974) (water mammal)[28]
Missouri  
Missouri mule (animal) (1995)[30]
Montana  
Grizzly bear (1983)[31]
Nebraska  
White-tailed deer (1981)[32]
Nevada  
Desert bighorn sheep (animal) (1973)[33]
New Hampshire  
White-tailed deer (1983)[34]
 
Bobcat (wildcat) (2015)[35]
New Jersey
New Mexico  
American black bear (1963)[36]
New York  
Beaver (1975)[2]
North Carolina  
Eastern gray squirrel (1969)[37]
 
Virginia opossum (marsupial) (2013)[38]
North Dakota
Ohio  
White-tailed deer (1988)[39]
Oklahoma  
Buffalo (1972)[40]
 
Mexican free-tailed bat (flying mammal) (2006)[41]
 
Raccoon (furbearer) (1989)[40]
 
White-tailed deer (game animal) (1990)[40]
Oregon  
Beaver (animal) (1969)[42]
Pennsylvania  
White-tailed deer (1959)[43]
Rhode Island  
Harbor seal (2016)[44]
South Carolina  
White-tailed deer (1972)[43]
 
Bottlenose dolphin (2009)[45]
 
Right whale (migratory marine mammal) (2009)[45]
 
Mule (heritage work animal) (2010)[46]
South Dakota  
Coyote (animal)[47]
Tennessee  
Raccoon (animal) (1971)[48]
Texas  
Nine-banded armadillo (small mammal) (1995)[49]
 
Texas Longhorn (large mammal) (1995)[49]
 
Mexican Free-tailed Bat (flying mammal) (1995)[49]
Utah  
Rocky Mountain elk (animal) (1971)[50]
Vermont  
Randall Lineback (heritage livestock breed) (2005)[51]
Virginia  
Virginia big-eared bat (bat) (2005)[52]
Washington  
Orca (2005)[53]
 

Olympic marmot (endemic mammal) (2009)[54]

West Virginia  
American black bear (animal) (1973)[55]
Wisconsin  
American badger (animal) (1957)[56]
 
White-tailed deer (wildlife animal) (1957)[56]
 
Dairy cow (domestic animal) (1971)[56][note 2]
Wyoming  
American bison (1985)[57]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  1. ^ The California Grizzly was declared extinct in 1924.
  2. ^ The Holstein-Friesian breed was the state dairy cow from 1972 to 1973. A different purebred breed is designated the "Cow of the Year" every June 1st, with the seven breeds taking turns.[56]

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