Animal Symbolism and a List of Official State Mammals


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Shown below is a list of mammals that officially symbolize each state. 

state name           official mammal

ALABAMA                   American Black Bear

ALASKA                     Moose

ARIZONA                   Ring-tailed Cat

ARKANSAS                 White-Tailed Deer

CALIFORNIA               California Grizzly Bear

COLORADO                 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

CONNECTICUT            Sperm Whale

DELAWARE                 Grey Fox

FLORIDA                     Manatee

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GEORGIA                   Right Whale

HAWAII                      Humpback Whale

IDAHO                       Appaloosa Horse

ILLINOIS                    White-Tailed Deer

INDIANA                    no official state mammal (feel free to recommend one)

IOWA                         no official state mammal (feel free to recommend one)

KANSAS                     American Bison (pictured above)

KENTUCKY                  Thoroughbred Horse

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LOUISIANA                 Black Bear

MAINE                        Moose

MARYLAND                 Thoroughbred Horse

MASSACHUSETTS        Right Whale

MICHIGAN                  White-Tailed Deer

MINNESOTA                Badger

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MISSISSIPPI              White-Tailed Deer

MISSOURI                  Missouri Mule

MONTANA                  Grizzly Bear

NEBRASKA                 White-Tailed Deer

NEVADA                     Desert Bighorn Sheep

NEW HAMPSHIRE        White-Tailed Deer

NEW JERSEY               Horse

NEW MEXICO              American Black Bear

NEW YORK                 Beaver

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NORTH CAROLINA       Grey Squirrel

NORTH DAKOTA          Nokota Horse

OHIO                         White-Tailed Deer

OKLAHOMA                American Bison

OREGON                    American Beaver 

PENNSYLVANIA           White-Tailed Deer

RHODE ISLAND           no official state mammal (feel free to recommend one)

SOUTH CAROLINA       White-Tailed Deer

SOUTH DAKOTA          Coyote

image credit: South Dakota State Department of Tourism

TENNESSEE               Raccoon

TEXAS                       Armadillo and Texas Longhorn

UTAH                         Rocky Mountain Elk

VERMONT                  Morgan Horse

VIRGINIA                   Big Eared Bat

WASHINGTON            Orca Whale / Olympic Marmot

WEST VIRGINIA          Black Bear

WISCONSIN                Badger

WYOMING                   American Bison

More Animal Symbolism and related links

Animal Symbolism 

Animal Symbolism of the Chinese (Eastern) Zodiac

Go here to see examples of Animal Symbolism On Native American Flags

Visit this page for lists of official State Symbols


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