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New Jersey State Animal:

Running horse - click to see all state mammals
Horse photo © Richard Mousel / CritterZone: Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography (used by permission - contact CritterZone for commercial license).
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Horse

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The state animal of New Jersey is the horse (Equus caballus). The U.S. Equestrian Team headquarters are in New Jersey. After signing the law to officially designate the horse as New Jersey's state animal in 1977, Governor Byrne said:

"The founding fathers of our state thought so highly of the horse that they included it in our state seal. Today there are 4,654 horse farms in New Jersey, of which 888 raise racing horses. The Horse industry makes a contribution to the preservation of green acres at a time when great demands are being made for the preservation of our land."

I want to extend special thanks today to Michael McCarthy and his classmates at Our Lady of Victories School in Harrington Park and to James Sweetman of Freehold NJ. It is because of their efforts that the horse is now the State Animal of New Jersey."

New Jersey's great seal - click to see all state seals
New Jersey State Seal includes a horse
See All State Seals - National Seal.

Horses are official state symbols in 14 states

14 states have adopted state horse symbols; Vermont and Massachusetts: morgan horse; Alabama: racking horse; Idaho: Apaloosa horse; Kentucky and Maryland: thoroughbred horse; Tennessee: Tennessee walking horse; North Dakota: Nokota horse; Missouri: fox trotting horse, North Carolina: colonial Spanish mustang; Florida: Florida cracker horse; New Jersey: "the horse;" South Carolina: marsh tacky; and Texas: American Quarter horse. Horse symbols have been proposed by Oregon (Kiger mustang), and Arizona (colonial Spanish horse), but have not yet been adopted.
 

Source:
New Jersey State Animal: state of NJ official website
Press Release on NJ state animal: office of the Governor
Links:
United States Equestrian Team Foundation - USET
All State Animals - Mammals


    

 

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