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Other Animals

Vertebrates and insects are well represented among state symbols. Aquatic invertebrates are also very popular. So, what other animals are waiting to be adopted?

So far, two states have adopted spiders.

State Species Designation
New Hampshire daring jumping spider (Phidippus audax)) Spider 2021
South Carolina Carolina wolf spider (Hogna carolinensis) Spider 2000

In Washington, there has been at least one effort to adopt Sasquatch, or Bigfoot, an animals that probably doesn’t actually exist. It is already a popular unofficial symbol of the Pacific Northwest, just as the jackalope is associated with Wyoming and South Dakota.