State animal Rocky Mountain Elk
The Rocky Mountain Elk was the state animal officially in 1971. It usually eats grass or twigs.
It was Utah's official Emblem when Utah was a real state in 1896. The beehive has been our state emblem for over one hundred years.
The state flower is the Sego Lily
It became the state flower in March 18,1911. Between 1840 and 1851 that was the only thing pioneers could eat.
About two million cherries are harvested each year. Cherry trees were sent to Utah from the Japanese during World War two.
State Fish Bonneville Cutthroat trout
It wasn't the first state fish. It became the state fish in 1997.
Became state motto on March 4,1959.Industry appears on the state flag and state seal.
State song This Is The Place
It was not the first song. The song was made in 1996 and made state song in 2003.
Topaz became state gem in 1969. Topaz is a very hard gem.
State vegetable Spanish Sweet Onion
Named state vegetable in 2002. They grow about 100 million pounds of them each year.
Wasn't the state tree first. Became state tree in 2014.
There has been more than one state flag before. The state flag was made in 1896.
Made state fossil in 1988. The word in Latin means strange reptile and strange lizard.
State bird California Seagull
Became state bird in 1955. Two sculptured seagull statues were unveiled in 1913.
Became state mineral in 1994. Most of the copper comes from Kennecot Utah copper mine.