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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.

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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
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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "State Mammal of Alabama". Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives & History. 2006-04-20. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Alaska's Kids' Corner: State Symbols". State of Alaska. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "State Symbols". The Traveler's Guide To Arkansas For Kids. Arkansas Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  5. ^ "History and Culture - State Symbols". California State Library. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  6. ^ "The State Animal". State of Connecticut. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  7. ^ "Florida State Senate: Symbols: Page 4". Flsenate.gov. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  8. ^ "Florida State Senate: Symbols, Page 3". Flsenate.gov. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  9. ^ Allen, David G. (May 19, 2015). "White-Tailed Deer Named State Mammal of Georgia". State of Georgia. Retrieved January 23, 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 2011-09-02. 
  12. ^ Hawaii State Legislature. "Haw. Rev. Stat. § 5-12.2 (State land mammal)". Retrieved Jan 26, 2018. 
  13. ^ "Louisiana State Mammal". State Symbols USA. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  14. ^ "Massachusetts Secretary of State: State Symbols". Sec.state.ma.us. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  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 2018-01-26. 
  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 2018-04-21. 
  20. ^ "North Carolina State Symbols". North Carolina Secretary of State's Office. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  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 2011-09-02. 
  23. ^ Gregg, Katherine. "It's official: Harbor seal is R.I.'s state mammal". providencejournal.com. Retrieved 2018-01-06. 
  24. ^ a b "South Carolina State House Student Connection: Animals & Other Living Things". South Carolina General Assembly. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  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 2011-09-02. 

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