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Official State Mammals (all mammals)

Official mammals listed by state, including animals, bats, cats, dogs, horses, etc. (List by state or year).
StateList by state Name Designated as Year
Alabama Racking horse Official state horse of Alabama 1975
Alabama Black Bear, subfamily Ursinae, Ursus americanus Pollas, 1780 Official state mammal of Alabama 2006
Alabama West Indian Manatee, family Trichechidae, order Sirenia, species Trichechus manatus Official state marine mammal of Alabama 2009
Alaska Moose (Alces alces) State land mammal 1998
Alaska Bowhead whale State marine mammal 1983
Alaska Alaskan Malamute Official state dog 2010
Arizona Ringtail or Bassariscus astutus State mammal 1986
Arkansas White-tailed deer Official mammal of the State of Arkansas 1993
California California Grizzly Bear (Ursus Californicus) State animal 1953
California California gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) Official State Marine Mammal 1975
Colorado Rocky mountain bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) State animal of the state of Colorado 1961
Colorado Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) and cats (Felis catus)that are adopted from Colorado animal shelters and rescues State pets of the state of Colorado 2013
Connecticut Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) State animal 1975
Delaware Grey fox Official wildlife animal of the State 2010
Delaware Golden Retriever Official dog of the State 2016
Florida Florida panther Official Florida state animal 1982
Florida Manatee Florida state marine mammal 1975
Florida Porpoise Florida state saltwater mammal 1975
Florida Florida cracker horse (marshtackie) Official Florida state horse 2008
Georgia Right whale Official Georgia State marine mammal 1985
Georgia White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Official Georgia state mammal 2015
Georgia Adoptable dog Official Georgia state dog 2016
Hawaii Humpback whale Official marine mammal of the State 1979
Hawaii Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) Official mammal of the State 2008
Hawaii Ōpe'ape'a or Hawaiian hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus semotus) Official land mammal of the State 2015
Idaho Appaloosa horse State horse of the state of Idaho 1975
Illinois White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Official State animal of the State of Illinois 1982
Indiana [ None ]    
Iowa [ None ]    
Kansas American buffalo (Bos or Bison americanus) Official animal of the state of Kansas 1955
Kentucky Thoroughbred horse State horse of Kentucky 1996
Kentucky Gray squirrel State wild game animal species 1968
Louisiana Louisiana Catahoula Leopard dog Official state dog 1979
Louisiana Black bear Official state mammal 1992
Maine Moose State animal 1979
Maine Maine coon cat State cat 1985
Maryland Calico cat State cat 2001
Maryland Chesapeake Bay retriever State dog 1964
Maryland Thoroughbred horse State horse 2003
Massachusetts Tabby cat Official cat of the commonwealth 1988
Massachusetts Boston terrier Dog or dog emblem of the commonwealth 1979
Massachusetts Morgan horse Horse or horse emblem of the commonwealth 1970
Massachusetts Right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) Marine mammal or marine mammal emblem of the commonwealth 1980
Michigan White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Official game mammal of this state 1997
Minnesota [ None ]    
Mississippi White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) State land mammal of Mississippi 1974
Mississippi Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) State land mammal of Mississippi 1997
Mississippi Bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) State water mammal of Mississippi 1974
Missouri Missouri Mule Official animal of the state of Missouri 1995
Missouri Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Official state horse of the state of Missouri 2002
Montana Grizzly bear, (Ursus arctos horribilis) Official Montana state animal 1983
Nebraska Whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Official state mammal 1981
Nevada Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) Official state animal of the State of Nevada 1973
New Hampshire White tail deer Official state animal of New Hampshire 1983
New Hampshire Bobcat The official state wildcat of New Hampshire 2015
New Hampshire Bobcat (Lynx rufus) Official state wildcat of New Hampshire 2015
New Jersey Horse (Equus caballus) New Jersey State Animal 1977
New Mexico Black Bear Official animal of New Mexico 1963
New York American Beaver Official animal of the state of New York 1975
New York Service dog Official dog of the state 2015
North Carolina Gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) Official State mammal of the State of North Carolina 1969
North Carolina Plott Hound Official dog of the State of North Carolina 1989
North Carolina Colonial Spanish Mustang Official horse of the State of North Carolina 2010
North Carolina Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) Official marsupial of the State of North Carolina 2013
North Dakota The Nokota horse An honorary equine of North Dakota 1993
Ohio White-tailed Deer Official animal of the state 1988
Oklahoma Bison State Animal of the State of Oklahoma 1972
Oklahoma Raccoon Official Furbearer of the State of Oklahoma 1989
Oklahoma White-tail deer Official game animal of the state of Oklahoma 1990
Oklahoma Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis Official state flying mammal of the State of Oklahoma 2006
Oregon Beaver Official animal of the State of Oregon 1969
Pennsylvania Whitetail deer Official State animal of this commonwealth 1959
Pennsylvania Great dane Official dog of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1965
Rhode Island Harbor seal Official state marine mammal 2016
South Carolina White-tailed deer Official animal of the State 1972
South Carolina Boykin spaniel Official dog of the State 1985
South Carolina Bottlenose dolphin Official state marine mammal 2009
South Carolina Northern Right whale Official migratory marine mammal 2009
South Carolina Marsh tacky Official State Heritage Horse of South Carolina 2010
South Carolina Mule Official State Heritage Work Animal of South Carolina 2010
South Dakota Coyote State animal of South Dakota 1949
Tennessee Tennessee walking horse Official state horse 2000
Tennessee Raccoon Official wild animal symbolic of the State of Tennessee 1972
Tennessee Dogs and cats that are adopted from Tennessee animal shelters and rescues Official state pet 2014
Texas Mexican free-tailed bat Official Flying Mammal 1995
Texas Longhorn Official Large State Mammal of Texas 1995
Texas 9-Banded armadillo Official Small State Mammal of Texas 1995
Texas Blue lacy Official State Dog Breed of Texas 2005
Texas American quarter horse Official State Horse of Texas 2009
Utah Elk State animal 1971
Vermont Morgan horse State animal 1961
Vermont Randall lineback Official state heritage breed of livestock 2005
Virginia Virginia big-eared bat Official bat of the Commonwealth 2005
Virginia American Foxhound Official dog 1966
Washington Orca Official marine mammal of the state of Washington 2005
Washington Olympic marmot Official endemic mammal of the state of Washington 2009
West Virginia Black bear Official state animal 1973
Wisconsin Badger State animal 1957
Wisconsin American Water Spaniel State dog 1985
Wisconsin Dairy Cow State domestic animal 1971
Wisconsin White-tailed Deer State wildlife animal 1957
Wyoming Bison State mammal 1985
Steve Parker

Mammal, by Steve Parker. 72 pages. Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc. (August 2, 2004) Reading level: Ages 8+.

Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the natural world of mammals. Stunning real-life photographs of bushbabies, badgers, wallabies and more offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural history of mammal behavior and anatomy. See how newborn mice develop, what the inside of a molehill looks like, what a whale has inside its mouth, how a chinchilla keeps its fur clean, and the only mammals that can fly. Learn how to recognize mammal footprints, why some animals store food in their cheek pouches, why you are a mammal, and how the porcupine frightens its enemies. Discover how camels can walk on sand, what mammals looked like in the Ice Age, why some mammals have spines instead of fur, what whiskers are for, why a wallaby has a pouch, and much, much more!

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals, edited by David W. Macdonald. 976 pages. Publisher: Princeton University Press (February 9, 2009)

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals is the most comprehensive and accessible reference book on mammals available. Unsurpassed in scope and stunningly illustrated, this book covers every known living species, from aardvarks to zorros. The informative and lively text is written by acclaimed researchers from around the world and features a concise general introduction to mammals followed by detailed accounts of species and groups that systematically describe form, distribution, behavior, status, conservation, and more. There are superb full-color photos and illustrations on virtually every page that show the animals in their natural settings and highlight their typical behaviors. And throughout the book, numerous "Factfile" panels with color distribution maps and scale drawings provide at-a-glance overviews of key data. The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals is the definitive one-volume resource--a must-have reference book for naturalists and a delight for general readers.

Mammals of North America: Fourth Edition (Peterson Field Guides)
Mammals of
North America

Fiona Reid

Mammals of North America: Fourth Edition (Peterson Field Guides), by Fiona Reid. 608 pages. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Fourth Edition edition (November 15, 2006)

A Field Guide to Mammals of North America: The most comprehensive, in-depth, and current guide to North American mammals, this book covers all the mammals found in North America north of Mexico, including those that live in near-shore waters. The only guide to include paintings and photographs of the animals as well as photographs of mammal skulls, it has 80 color plates, plus 46 additional color illustrations and black-and-white drawings, nearly 400 range maps, and more than 100 color photographs.