Does Your State Have a State Animal?

Virginia State AnimalVirginia has a state animal!

It’s the Black Bear!  Who knew?

Well, no wonder The VIRGINIA SHOPPER’S favorite shop, Virginia Born and Bred, has Sam-the-Bear as a front door mascot  to welcome visitors!  There’s a mini Sam inside too.

Virginia also has a:

  • State Beverage – Milk (Let’s Paaaaarty!)
  •  State Bird – Cardinalcardinal guest towels
  • State Dance – The Reel
  • State Fish – Brook Trout
  • State Dog (not an animal?) – American Fox Hound

    dog pillows

    Hand Painted Dog Pillows
    At Virginia Born and Bred

  • State Flower – Dogwood


    Double Dogwood Pin
    at Virginia Born and Bred

  • State Tree – Dogwood
  • and (no kidding) State Insect – Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Tiger_Swallowtail_ButterflyIt’s amazing what the SHOPPER discovers when roaming.

And of course, there’s always Virginia’s official tourism slogan,

“Virginia is for Lovers!”


Both the Mini-Sam-the-Bear and the Virginia is for Lovers T-Shirts are available in-store or by telephone order only:  540 463-1832.  But, be sure to browse the Virginia Born and Bred online catalog to find other fabulous treasures!


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5 Responses to Does Your State Have a State Animal?

  1. dorannrule says:

    Reblogged this on Virginia Views and commented:
    I know this is a commercial blog, but I love all the Virginia symbols don’t you?


  2. Dianna says:

    I knew about the cardinal and dogwood, but that was it. Thanks for educating!


  3. cindy knoke says:

    Love your Cardinal hand towels. I have the same with Hummingbirds…..big surprise huh?? Hummingbird finials too….I’m going to become one of those crazy old ladies…You know the type, “Oh, the hummingbird lady lives there. She’s weird…..” Great happy post!


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