Q:

What is the state animal of Massachusetts?

A:

Massachusetts has several state animals. Most notable among them are the state dog, the Boston terrier; the state cat, the tabby; the state horse, the Morgan horse; and the state marine mammal, the right whale. These symbols were recognized by the state legislature in 1979, 1988, 1970 and 1980 respectively.

State animals and other symbols are outlined in Chapter 2 of the General Laws of Massachusetts. This document designates over 60 state symbols for the state of Massachusetts. The earliest animal symbol to be adopted was the Morgan horse in 1970, while the most recent as of 2014 was the garter snake, adopted in 2008.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    When did Massachusetts become a state?

    A:

    Massachusetts was one of the original 13 colonies of what became the United States, and gained statehood on Feb. 6 in 1788. Officially, Massachusetts is labeled a commonwealth.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the natural resources in Massachusetts?

    A:

    Despite its small size, Massachusetts has many natural resources, including fertile soil, diverse wildlife, temperate deciduous forest, freshwater reserves and salt marshes. Pioneer Valley, which is the colloquial name of the Massachusetts portion of the Connecticut River Valley, is home to productive farmlands. Located north of the Connecticut River Valley, Franklin County grows sweet corn, potatoes, asparagus, shade-grown tobaccos and cow corn on the rich, fertile land.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    In which region is Massachusetts located?

    A:

    The state of Massachusetts is located in the Northeast region. The U.S. Census Bureau defines the Northeast region as the New England states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, along with the three Mid-Atlantic states of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How did Massachusetts get its nickname?

    A:

    Massachusetts got its nickname of "The Bay State" from the early settlers because it was close to several large bays. Occasionally, Massachusetts is also called the "Old Colony State."

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore