Last updated on June 3rd, 2023
31. New Mexico — Black Bear
Newborn black bear cubs weigh less than half a pound during winter but grow quickly. They emerge from their den during spring at around 5 lbs and reach their first birthday at roughly 80 lbs.
32. New York — Beaver
Beavers are graceful swimmers that can move as fast as 5 miles an hour and remain submerged for 15 minutes.
33. North Carolina — Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrels can communicate with sounds such as warning calls when they spot nearby predators like hawks and foxes.
34. North Dakota — Nokota Horse
In 1881, the US Army won against the Sioux tribe and obtained their horses which are the ancestors of the Nokota breed.
35. Ohio — White-tailed Deer
The males engage in sparring matches using their antlers in an effort to assert their dominance over territories during the mating season.
36. Oklahoma — Buffalo
Buffalo start shedding their heavy coats in the spring with the animals rubbing against trees and large rocks to hasten the process. Only the hair on their heads, humps, and forelegs will remain.
37. Oregon — Beaver
Beavers make homes with a domelike structure using branches and mud. These are placed in the middle of ponds with underwater entrances to avoid predators.
38. Pennsylvania — White-tailed Deer
These grow to a size of 6 to 7.75 feet with the weight of an adult typically ranging from 110 to 300 pounds.
39. Rhode Island — Rhode Island Red Chicken
The Rhode Island Red is the result of cross-breeding Oriental and Italian birds in the 19th century to produce chickens with excellent milk and eggs.
40. South Carolina — White-tailed Deer
Their natural predators include coyotes, bobcats, and mountain lions. Human hunting previously led to population depletion in the US but regulations enabled a turnaround.
41. South Dakota — Coyote
Coyotes are highly adaptable creatures that can eat nearly anything including grass, fruits, insects, rodents, frogs, fish, deer, calves, and house pets.
42. Tennessee — Raccoon
Raccoons protect their young by placing them high up in tree holes for the first two months before moving down to let the cubs explore by themselves.
43. Texas — Texas Longhorn
Length is strength in Texas longhorn auctions. The highest winning bid is currently standing at $380,000 for a cow with horns more than 90″ across.
44. Utah — Rocky Mountain Elk
Elks are social animals that can form herds with hundreds of members. These move to high ground during summer and come back down during winter in search of food.
45. Vermont — Morgan Horse
Justin Morgan’s horse was a small stallion that no one would buy but its strength, speed, intelligence, beauty, demeanor, and longevity eventually made it so famous that it became the foundation for an influential breed.
46. Virginia — American Fox Hound
George Washington and other revolutionaries were dog breeders who played a major role in the development of the American fox hound which they used for traditional English foxhunting.
47. Washington — Orca Whale
Led by the eldest female, orcas form pods of up to 50 members with their extended family across up to four generations.
48. West Virginia — Black Bear
The bear cubs tend to remain with their mother for the first 18 months of their lives or until she mates again. Most will live between 15 and 25 years.
49. Wisconsin — Badger
Badgers will sometimes hunt with coyotes. They prey on the creatures driven underground by coyotes while the latter get the animals chased above ground by badgers.
50. Wyoming — Buffalo
Female buffalo give birth to one calf each year, usually during spring. This may nurse until a year old before feeding on grass.