A state mammal is the official mammal of a U.S. state as designated by a state's legislature. The first column of the table is for those denoted as the state mammal, and the second shows the state marine mammals. Animals with more specific designations are also listed. Many states also have separately officially designated state birds, state fish, state butterflies, state reptiles, and other animals. Listed separately are state dogs and state horses.

State mammals

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

List of U.S. state mammals and related mammalian designations
State Mammal Marine mammal Other mammal 1 Other mammal 2 Other mammal 3
Alabama
A Florida Black Bear.jpg

American black bear (2006)[1]
Endangered Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus) (7636814558).jpg

West Indian manatee (2009)[2]
Alaska
Bowheads42.jpg

Bowhead whale (1983)[3]
Bigbullmoose.jpg

Moose (land mammal) (1998)[3]
Arizona
Squaw-ringtail-28073.jpg

Ring-tailed cat (1986)[4]
Arkansas
Quivira-Whitetail-Buck.jpg

White-tailed deer (1993)[5]
California

California grizzly bear (animal) (1953)[6][note 1]
Eschrichtius robustus 01-cropped.jpg

Gray whale (1975)[7]
Colorado
Rocky mountain bighorn sheep.jpg

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (animal) (1961)[8]
Connecticut
Sperm whale pod.jpg

Sperm whale (animal) (1975)[9]
Delaware
Gray Fox DSC6870.jpg

Gray fox (wildlife animal) (2010)[10]
District of Columbia
Flickr - Furryscaly - Smile for the Camera.jpg

Big Brown Bat(2020)[11]
Florida
Florida panther(2) (5164633462).jpg

Florida panther (animal) (1982)[12]
FL fig04.jpg

Manatee (marine mammal) (1975)[13]
Tursiops truncatus 01.jpg

Porpoise or dolphin (salt water mammal) (1975)[14]
Georgia
White-tailed Deer-27527-3.jpg

White-tailed deer (2015)[15]
Eubalaena japonica3.jpg

Right whale (1985)[16]
Hawaii
Monachus schauinslandi.jpg

Hawaiian monk seal (2008)[17]
Humpback Whale underwater shot.jpg

Humpback whale (1979)[16]
Lasiurus cinereus semotus crop.jpg

Hawaiian hoary bat (land mammal) (2015)[18]
Idaho
Illinois
White Tailed Deer.jpg

White-tailed deer (1980)[2]
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
American bison k5680-1.jpg

American bison (animal) (1955)[19]
Kentucky
Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis).jpg

Gray squirrel (wild game animal) (1968)[20]
Louisiana
Louisiana black bear.jpg

Black bear (1992)[21]
Maine
Bigbullmoose.jpg

Moose (animal) (1979)[22]

Maine Coon Cat (cat)(1985)[23]

Maryland
British shorthair with calico coat (1).jpg

Calico Cat (cat)(2001)[24]
Massachusetts
Eubalaena glacialis with calf.jpg

Right whale (1980)[25]
Jammlich crop.jpg

Tabby Cat (cat)(1988)[26]

Ms. G (groundhog) (2014)[27]
American Morgan Horse cropped.jpg

Morgan Horse (1970)
Michigan
Deer Night.jpg

White-tailed deer (game mammal) (1997)[28]
Minnesota
Mississippi
Deer running.jpg

White-tailed deer (1974)[29]
Fox - British Wildlife Centre (17429406401).jpg

Red fox (1997)[30]
Perdido Bay Dolphin 2007.jpg

Bottlenosed dolphin (1974) (water mammal)[29]
Missouri
Juancito.jpg

Missouri mule (animal) (1995)[31]
Montana
Grizzly Bear Family in Glacier National Park.jpg

Grizzly bear (1983)[32]
Nebraska
White tailed deer Nebraska.jpg

White-tailed deer (1981)[33]
Nevada
Desert Bighorn Sheep Joshua Tree cropped.JPG

Desert bighorn sheep (animal) (1973)[34]
New Hampshire
White-tailed Deer (8047858676).jpg

White-tailed deer (1983)[35]
Bobcat (Lynx rufus) California.jpg

Bobcat (wildcat) (2015)[36]
New Jersey
New Mexico
A Florida Black Bear.jpg

American black bear (1963)[37]
New York
Castor canadensis - Wilhelma Zoo - Stuttgart, Germany - DSC02120.jpg

Beaver (1975)[2]
North Carolina
Sciurus carolinensis2.jpg

Eastern gray squirrel (1969)[38]
Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) (16747337145).jpg

Virginia opossum (marsupial) (2013)[39]
North Dakota
Ohio
White-tailed deer, Heath Ohio.JPG

White-tailed deer (1988)[40]
Oklahoma
American bison k5680-1.jpg

Buffalo (1972)[41]
Tadarida brasiliensis.jpg

Mexican free-tailed bat (flying mammal) (2006)[42]
Procyon lotor (Common raccoon)2.jpg

Raccoon (furbearer) (1989)[41]
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer) 3 (8269173469).jpg

White-tailed deer (game animal) (1990)[41]
Oregon
Castor canadensis.jpg

Beaver (animal) (1969)[43]
Pennsylvania
White Tailed Deer (23073007566).jpg

White-tailed deer (1959)[44]
Rhode Island
Common Seal Phoca vitulina.jpg

Harbor seal (2016)[45]
South Carolina
Odocoileus virginianus fawn, Owen Conservation Park, Madison, Wisconsin.jpg

White-tailed deer (1972)[44]
Tursiops truncatus 01.jpg

Bottlenose dolphin (2009)[46]
Nordkaper.jpg

Right whale (migratory marine mammal) (2009)[46]
Juancito.jpg

Mule (heritage work animal) (2010)[47]
South Dakota
Coyote (Canis latrans) DSC1747vv.jpg

Coyote (animal)[48]
Tennessee
Procyon lotor (Common raccoon)2.jpg

Raccoon (animal) (1971)[49]
Texas
Armadillo1.jpg

Nine-banded armadillo (small mammal) (1995)[50]
Texas Longhorn Steer Rocksprings.jpg

Texas Longhorn (large mammal) (1995)[50]
Tadarida brasiliensis.jpg

Mexican Free-tailed Bat (flying mammal) (1995)[50]
Utah
Rocky Mountain Bull Elk.jpg

Rocky Mountain elk (animal) (1971)[51]
Vermont
Randall Cattle in Vermont.jpg

Randall Lineback (heritage livestock breed) (2005)[52]
Virginia
Healthy Virginia big-eared bat (4387622721).jpg

Virginia big-eared bat (bat) (2005)[53]
Washington
Killerwhales jumping.jpg

Orca (2005)[54]
My Friend the Marmot (4241532773) flipped.jpg

Olympic marmot (endemic mammal) (2009)[55]

West Virginia
A Florida Black Bear.jpg

American black bear (animal) (1973)[56]
Wisconsin
Taxidea taxus (Point Reyes, 2007) cropped.jpg

American badger (animal) (1957)[57]
White-tailed deer.jpg

White-tailed deer (wildlife animal) (1957)[57]
Holstein heifer.jpg

Dairy cow (domestic animal) (1971)[57][note 2]
Wyoming

American bison (1985)[58]

See also

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  1. ^ The California Grizzly was declared extinct in 1924.
  2. ^ The Holstein-Friesian breed was the state dairy cow from 1972 to 1973. A different purebred breed is designated the "Cow of the Year" every June 1st, with the seven breeds taking turns.[57]