List of U.S. state mammals

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This is a list of official mammals of U.S. states.

State mammals[change | edit source]

Key: Years in parentheses are 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]
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Grey fox (2010)[8]
Florida
Manatee (marine mammal) (1975)[10]
Florida Cracker Horse (state horse) (2008)[11]
"Porpoise or dolphin" (salt water mammal) (1975)[12]
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
White-tailed deer (state animal) (1982)[16]
Kansas
American bison (state animal) (1955)[17]
Kentucky
Gray squirrel (state wild animal game species) (1968)[18]
Thoroughbred (state horse) (1996)[18]
Louisiana
Catahoula Leopard Dog (state dog) (1979)[20]
Maine
Maine Coon cat (state cat)[21] (1985)[23]
Maryland
Thoroughbred (state horse) (2003)[24]
Chesapeake Bay Retriever (state dog) (1964)[25]
Calico cat (state cat) (2001) [26]
Massachusetts
Morgan horse (state horse) (1970)[27]
Tabby cat (state cat) (1988)[27]
Boston Terrier (state dog) (1979)[27]
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Missouri Fox Trotting horse (state horse) (2002)[31]
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
Chinook (state dog) (2009)[34]
New Jersey
Horse (1977)[35]
New Mexico
New York
Beaver (1975)[37]
North Carolina
Plott Hound (state dog) (1989)[38]
North Dakota
Nokota horse (honorary state equine)[39] (1993)[40]
Ohio
Oklahoma
Bison (1972)[41]
White-tailed deer (game animal)[42] (1990)[43]
Raccoon (furbearer) (1989)[42]
Oregon
American Beaver (state animal)(1969)[41]
Pennsylvania
Great Dane (state dog)(1965)[44]
South Carolina
Boykin Spaniel (state dog) (1985)[45]
Marsh Tacky (heritage horse) (2010)[45]
Right whale (migratory marine mammal) (2009)[45]
Mule (heritage work animal) (2010)[45]
South Dakota
Coyote (1949)[46]
Tennessee
Raccoon (state wild animal)(1972)[47]
Tennessee Walking Horse (state horse) (2000)[48]
Texas
Nine-banded Armadillo (small mammal) (1995)[47]
Blue Lacy (state dog) (2005)[49]
Texas Longhorn (large mammal) (1995)[47]
American Quarter Horse (state horse) (2009)[49]
Utah
Vermont
Morgan horse (state animal)[51] (1961)[52]
Virginia Virginia Big-Eared Bat (state bat)[53] (2005)[54]
American Foxhound (state dog)[53] (1966)[55]
Washington
Olympic marmot (endemic mammal) (2009)[56]
Orca (2005)[56]
West Virginia
Black bear (state animal) (1973)[57]
Wisconsin
Badger (1957)[58]
American Water Spaniel (state dog) (1985)[59]
Wyoming
Bison (1985)[60]

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