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

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]
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
White-tailed deer (state animal) (1982)[19]
Kansas
American bison (state animal) (1955)[20]
Kentucky
Gray squirrel (state wild animal game species) (1968)[21]
Thoroughbred (state horse) (1996)[21]
Louisiana
Catahoula Leopard Dog (state dog) (1979)[23]
Maine
Maine Coon cat (state cat)[24] (1985)[26]
Maryland
Thoroughbred (state horse) (2003)[27]
Chesapeake Bay Retriever (state dog) (1964)[28]
Massachusetts
Morgan horse (state horse) (1970)[30]
Tabby cat (state cat) (1988)[30]
Boston Terrier (state dog) (1979)[30]
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Missouri Fox Trotting horse (state horse) (2002)[34]
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
Chinook (state dog) (2009)[37]
New Jersey
Horse (1977)[38]
New Mexico
New York
Beaver (1975)[40]
North Carolina
Plott Hound (state dog) (1989)[41]
North Dakota
Nokota horse (honorary state equine)[42] (1993)[43]
Ohio
Oklahoma
Bison (1972)[44]
White-tailed deer (game animal)[45] (1990)[46]
Raccoon (furbearer) (1989)[45]
Oregon
American Beaver (state animal)(1969)[44]
Pennsylvania
Great Dane (state dog)(1965)[47]
South Carolina
Boykin Spaniel (state dog) (1985)[48]
Marsh Tacky (heritage horse) (2010)[48]
Right whale (migratory marine mammal) (2009)[48]
Mule (heritage work animal) (2010)[48]
South Dakota.
Coyote (1949)[49]
Tennessee
Raccoon (state wild animal)(1972)[50]
Texas
Nine-banded Armadillo (small mammal) (1995)[50]
Blue Lacy (state dog) (2005)[52]
Texas Longhorn (large mammal) (1995)[50]
American Quarter Horse (state horse) (2009)[52]
Utah
Vermont
Morgan horse (state animal)[54] (1961)[55]
Virginia
Virginia Big-Eared Bat (state bat)[56] (2005)[57]
American Foxhound (state dog)[56] (1966)[58]
Washington
Olympic marmot (endemic mammal) (2009)[59]
Orca (2005)[59]
West Virginia
Black bear (state animal) (1973)[60]
Wisconsin
Badger (1957)[61]
Wyoming
Bison (1985)[63]

See also

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