List of U.S. state mammals

Last updated on 11 October 2017

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

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

Bigbullmoose.jpg
Moose (1998)[3]
Alaskan Malamute.jpg
Alaskan Malamute (state dog) (2010)[4]
Sperm whale pod.jpg
Sperm whale (state animal) (1975)[10]
Urocyon cinereoargenteus Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.jpg
Grey fox (2010)[11]
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Manatee (marine mammal) (1975)[13]
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Florida Cracker Horse (state horse) (2008)[14]
Tursiops truncatus 01.jpg
"Porpoise or dolphin" (salt water mammal) (1975)[15]
White-tailed deer.jpg
White-tailed deer (state animal) (1982)[20]
Bison Bull in Nebraska.jpg
American bison (state animal) (1955)[21]
GroundSquirrelPosing.JPG
Gray squirrel (state wild animal game species) (1968)[22]
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Thoroughbred (state horse) (1996)[22]
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Catahoula Leopard Dog (state dog) (1979)[24]
MaineCoonSilverTabby.jpg
Maine Coon cat (state cat)[25] (1985)[27]
Applebite-Gentlemen.jpg
Thoroughbred (state horse) (2003)[28]
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Chesapeake Bay Retriever (state dog) (1964)[29]
Creamycalico.JPG
Calico cat (state cat) (2001) [30]
SilverMorgan.jpg
Morgan horse (state horse) (1970)[31]
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Tabby cat (state cat) (1988)[31]
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Boston Terrier (state dog) (1979)[31]
Quick Trigger Missouri Fox Trotter.jpeg
Missouri Fox Trotting horse (state horse) (2002)[35]
Mountan Laurel Ajax the Chinook dog.jpg
Chinook (state dog) (2009)[38]
Morgan parked out.jpg
Horse (1977)[39]
American Beaver.jpg
Beaver (1975)[41]
Plotthund Kynnagardens Ziggy Lundamo.JPG
Plott Hound (state dog) (1989)[42]
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Nokota horse (honorary state equine)[43] (1993)[44]
Bison bison Wichita Mountain Oklahoma.jpg
Bison (1972)[45]
Quivira-Whitetail-Buck.jpg
White-tailed deer (game animal)[46] (1990)[47]
Raccoon, Young (179494277).jpg
Raccoon (furbearer) (1989)[46]
Beaver Yearling Grooming Alhambra Creek 2008.jpg
American beaver (state animal)(1969)[45]
Great dane.jpg
Great Dane (state dog)(1965)[48]
Boykin Spaniel Winter.jpg
Boykin Spaniel (state dog) (1985)[49]
Nordkaper.jpg
Right whale (migratory marine mammal) (2009)[49]
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Mule (heritage work animal) (2010)[49]
Canis latrans latrans Pennington County SD.jpg
Coyote (1949)[50]
Racoon Memphis TN 2013-03-26 001.jpg
Raccoon (state wild animal)(1972)[51]
Tennessee Walking Horse4.jpg
Tennessee Walking Horse (state horse) (2000)[52]
Armadillo1.jpg
Nine-banded armadillo (small mammal) (1995)[51]
BlueLacyPhoto1.jpg
Blue Lacy (state dog) (2005)[53]
Texas Longhorn Steer Rocksprings.jpg
Texas Longhorn (large mammal) (1995)[51]
American quarter horse.jpg
American Quarter Horse (state horse) (2009)[53]
BayMorgan.jpg
Morgan horse (state animal)[55] (1961)[56]
Virginia big-eared bat female.JPG
Virginia big-eared bat (state bat)[57] (2005)[58]
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American Foxhound (state dog)[57] (1966)[59]
OlympicMarmotImageFromNPSFlipped.jpg
Olympic marmot (endemic mammal) (2009)[60]
Killerwhales jumping.jpg
Orca (2005)[60]
Black-bear-climbing-water - West Virginia - ForestWander.jpg
Black bear (state animal) (1973)[61]
AmericanBadger.JPG
Badger (1957)[62]
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American Water Spaniel (state dog) (1985)[63]
American bison k5680-1.jpg
Bison (1985)[64]

See also

References

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