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)[10]
Delaware
Grey fox (2010)[11]
Florida
Manatee (marine mammal) (1975)[13]
Florida Cracker Horse (state horse) (2008)[14]
"Porpoise or dolphin" (salt water mammal) (1975)[15]
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
White-tailed deer (state animal) (1982)[20]
Kansas
American bison (state animal) (1955)[21]
Kentucky
Gray squirrel (state wild animal game species) (1968)[22]
Thoroughbred (state horse) (1996)[22]
Louisiana
Catahoula Leopard Dog (state dog) (1979)[24]
Maine
Maine Coon cat (state cat)[25] (1985)[27]
Maryland
Thoroughbred (state horse) (2003)[28]
Chesapeake Bay Retriever (state dog) (1964)[29]
Calico cat (state cat) (2001) [30]
Massachusetts
Morgan horse (state horse) (1970)[31]
Tabby cat (state cat) (1988)[31]
Boston Terrier (state dog) (1979)[31]
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Missouri Fox Trotting horse (state horse) (2002)[35]
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
Chinook (state dog) (2009)[38]
New Jersey
Horse (1977)[39]
New Mexico
New York
Beaver (1975)[41]
North Carolina
Plott Hound (state dog) (1989)[42]
North Dakota
Nokota horse (honorary state equine)[43] (1993)[44]
Ohio
Oklahoma
Bison (1972)[45]
White-tailed deer (game animal)[46] (1990)[47]
Raccoon (furbearer) (1989)[46]
Oregon
American Beaver (state animal)(1969)[45]
Pennsylvania
Great Dane (state dog)(1965)[48]
South Carolina
Boykin Spaniel (state dog) (1985)[49]
Marsh Tacky (heritage horse) (2010)[49]
Right whale (migratory marine mammal) (2009)[49]
Mule (heritage work animal) (2010)[49]
South Dakota
Coyote (1949)[50]
Tennessee
Raccoon (state wild animal)(1972)[51]
Tennessee Walking Horse (state horse) (2000)[52]
Texas
Nine-banded Armadillo (small mammal) (1995)[51]
Blue Lacy (state dog) (2005)[53]
Texas Longhorn (large mammal) (1995)[51]
American Quarter Horse (state horse) (2009)[53]
Utah
Vermont
Morgan horse (state animal)[55] (1961)[56]
Virginia
Virginia Big-Eared Bat (state bat)[57] (2005)[58]
American Foxhound (state dog)[57] (1966)[59]
Washington
Olympic marmot (endemic mammal) (2009)[60]
Orca (2005)[60]
West Virginia
Black bear (state animal) (1973)[61]
Wisconsin
Badger (1957)[62]
American Water Spaniel (state dog) (1985)[63]
Wyoming
Bison (1985)[64]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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