The following information was excerpted from the The Pennsylvania Statutes, Title 71, Chapter 6, Section 1007.0353.
Title 71 P.S. State Government
I. The Administrative Codes and Related Provisions
Chapter 6. Provisions Similar or Closely Related to Provisions of the Administrative Code
Secretary and Department of Internal Affairs
§ 1007. State animal
The whitetail deer is an animal that is found in abundance in the wooded areas of our Commonwealth and has played an integral part in solving the problem of survival of our early settlers and Indian population. The "whitetail," as it is affectionately referred to, is a proud and noble animal possessing intelligence, endurance and character. Therefore, the "whitetail deer" is selected, designated and adopted as the official State animal of this Commonwealth.
1959, Oct. 2, P.L. 1005, No. 416, § 1.
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
1990 Main Volume
Title of Act:
An Act designating the whitetail deer as the official State animal. 1959, Oct. 2, P.L. 1005, No. 416.
71 P.S. § 1007, PA ST 71 P.S. § 1007
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White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus): National Wildlife Foundation's eNature.com field guide.
Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer): Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - North American Mammals.
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer): The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.
Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann, 1780: (White-tailed Deer): A network connecting science with conservation - NatureServe Explorer: An Online Encyclopedia of Life.
Odocoileus virginianus (Zimmermann, 1780) : Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed deer): CalPhoto photographs. The Biodiversity Sciences Technology group (BSCIT), a part of the Berkeley Natural History Museums at the University of California, Berkeley.
State Animals: Complete list of official state animals.
More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official New Hampshire state symbols.
White-Tailed Deer, by Mark Raycroft. 144 pages. Firefly Books (September 1, 1999) As a wildlife biologist, I have been studying white-tailed deer for over a decade. In this time, I have acquired extensive knowledge of the natural history and complex behavioral patterns of this appealing animal. But most of all, I have spent countless hours up close, personally studying and photographing hundreds of these graceful creatures.
The White-Tailed Deer, by Ilo Hiller. 115 pages. Texas A&M University Press; 1st edition (May 1996) The White-Tailed Deer contains useful and enlightening information of one of our most graceful and swift, yet shy and elusive creatures. This handy tool reveals the whitetails' distribution worldwide, habitat, feeding habits, stages of appearance, reproduction cycle, behavior in various situations, biggest threats to their existence and importance to society.
White Tailed Deer - Coffee Mug, Microwave safe, FDA approved. Image is printed on both sides of the mug.