List of U.S. state mammals

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A state mammal is the official or representative mammal of a U.S. state. States also have separate state birds, and sometimes state fish or state butterflies or state reptiles. States similarly have state flowers, state trees and state songs.

State mammals[edit]

Key: Years in parentheses denote the year of adoption by the state's legislature.

List of U.S. state mammals
State Land mammal Marine mammal Wildlife mammal/animal Domestic mammal
Alabama Racking horse (state horse) (1975)[2]
Alaska
Moose (1998)[3]
Alaskan Malamute (state dog) (2010)[4]
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Sperm whale (state animal) (1975)[9]
Delaware
Grey fox (2010)[10]
Florida
Manatee (marine mammal) (1975)[12]
Florida Cracker Horse (state horse) (2008)[13]
"Porpoise or dolphin" (salt water mammal) (1975)[14]
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
White-tailed deer (state animal) (1982)[18]
Kansas
American bison (state animal) (1955)[19]
Kentucky
Gray squirrel (state wild animal game species) (1968)[20]
Thoroughbred (state horse) (1996)[20]
Louisiana
Catahoula Leopard Dog (state dog) (1979)[22]
Maine
Maine Coon cat (state cat)[23] (1985)[25]
Maryland
Thoroughbred (state horse) (2003)[26]
Chesapeake Bay Retriever (state dog) (1964)[27]
Calico cat (state cat) (2001) [28]
Massachusetts
Morgan horse (state horse) (1970)[29]
Tabby cat (state cat) (1988)[29]
Boston Terrier (state dog) (1979)[29]
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Missouri Fox Trotting horse (state horse) (2002)[33]
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
Chinook (state dog) (2009)[36]
New Jersey
Horse (1977)[37]
New Mexico
New York
Beaver (1975)[39]
North Carolina
Plott Hound (state dog) (1989)[40]
North Dakota
Nokota horse (honorary state equine)[41] (1993)[42]
Ohio
Oklahoma
Bison (1972)[43]
White-tailed deer (game animal)[44] (1990)[45]
Raccoon (furbearer) (1989)[44]
Oregon
American Beaver (state animal)(1969)[43]
Pennsylvania
Great Dane (state dog)(1965)[46]
South Carolina
Boykin Spaniel (state dog) (1985)[47]
Marsh Tacky (heritage horse) (2010)[47]
Right whale (migratory marine mammal) (2009)[47]
Mule (heritage work animal) (2010)[47]
South Dakota
Coyote (1949)[48]
Tennessee
Raccoon (state wild animal)(1972)[49]
Tennessee Walking Horse (state horse) (2000)[50]
Texas
Nine-banded Armadillo (small mammal) (1995)[49]
Blue Lacy (state dog) (2005)[51]
Texas Longhorn (large mammal) (1995)[49]
American Quarter Horse (state horse) (2009)[51]
Utah
Vermont
Morgan horse (state animal)[53] (1961)[54]
Virginia Virginia Big-Eared Bat (state bat)[55] (2005)[56]
American Foxhound (state dog)[55] (1966)[57]
Washington
Olympic marmot (endemic mammal) (2009)[58]
Orca (2005)[58]
West Virginia
Black bear (state animal) (1973)[59]
Wisconsin
Badger (1957)[60]
American Water Spaniel (state dog) (1985)[61]
Wyoming
Bison (1985)[62]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

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