National Symbols of Oklahoma

What Is The State Tree of Oklahoma?

Eastern redbud is the State Tree of Oklahoma. Cercis Canadensis is the scientific name of Eastern redbud and it is commonly known as Redbud. Cercis is the genus of the Eastern redbud and C. Canadensis is its species. The Oklahoma’s State tree Eastern redbud is belongs from the family of Fabaceae. As a large deciduous...

What is the State Animal of Oklahoma?

Bison is the official state animal of Oklahoma. The bison was entitled as Oklahoma’s state animal in 1972. The scientific name of the state animal of Oklahoma is Bison bison. The American buffalo, also known as bison, has always held great meaning for American Indian people. Buffalo represents their spirit and reminds them of how...

What is the State Game animal of Oklahoma?

White-tailed deer is the state Game animal of Oklahoma, which scientifically known as Odocoileus virginianus. It is native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America as far south as Peru and Bolivia. It has also been introduced to New Zealand, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Lesser Antilles, and some countries...

What is the State Furbearer Animal of Oklahoma?

The raccoon is the official state furbearer animal of Oklahoma. The raccoon was entitled to Oklahoma’s state fur-bearing animal in 1989. Procyon Lotor is the scientific name of Raccoon. The name “raccoon” is derived from the Native American word “aroughcoune” (Algonquian language) and it means “he who scratches with his hands.” Raccoons range over the...

What is the State Flying Mammal of Oklahoma?

Mexican free-tailed bat is the official state flying mammal of Oklahoma. Oklahoma entitled the Mexican free-tailed bat as the official state flying mammal in 2006. The scientific name of the free-tailed bat is Tadarida brasiliensis. This mammal is considered of significance in Oklahoma as it is a tourist attraction and also because the bats help...

What is the Oklahoma State Game Bird?

Eastern wild turkey is the state game bird of Oklahoma. Eastern Wild Turkey became the state game bird of Oklahoma in 1990. This bird is native to North America. The males are called Toms. They have a huge, reddish, featherless head, reddish throat, and reddish wattles on the throat and neck. Snood is the fleshy...

What is the Oklahoma State Bird?

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is the state bird of Oklahoma. Oklahoma titled the Scissor-tailed flycatcher as the official state bird in 1951. This bird has an elegant grey colored head, salmon-pink flanks and an absurdly long tail. The genus part of its scientific name “muscivora” can be translated as flying to devour and the species part “forficate”...