Gila Ben -- Friendliest Gila Monster in the Grand Canyon State
Gila Ben


The ringtail is the official mammal of Arizona. It was named the state mammal in 1986. The name "ringtail" comes from the seven or eight black and white rings on the animal's tail. Ringtails are sometimes called ringtail cats or miner's cats. They are not really cats but are relatives of the raccoon. 

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State Fossil: Petrified Wood 

Capital City: Phoenix (see map)

State Mammal: Ringtail

State Amphibian: Arizona Tree Frog


State Reptile: Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake

State Bird: Cactus Wren

State Tree: Palo Verde

State Fish: Apache Trout

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State Flower: Saguaro Cactus Blossom

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