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Meet The 10 Most Popular Animals Of Washington

Bald Eagle: The bald eagle is a symbol of freedom and strength and can often be seen soaring high above Washington's forests and coastlines.

Orcas: Also known as killer whales, orcas are iconic marine mammals that inhabit the waters of the Pacific Northwest, including the waters around Washington's San Juan Islands.

Gray Wolf: Once extirpated from the state, gray wolves have made a comeback in Washington, particularly in the northeastern part of the state.

Black Bear: Black bears are common in Washington's forests and can sometimes be seen foraging for food in more developed areas.

Mountain Goat: These sure-footed animals can be found in the mountainous regions of Washington, where they are well-adapted to living in rugged terrain.

Elk: Elk are the largest species of deer in North America and can be found in various habitats throughout Washington.

Raccoon: Raccoons are common in urban and suburban areas of Washington, where they are known for their distinctive black "mask" and ringed tail.

River Otter: River otters can be found in Washington's rivers, streams, and coastal waters, where they are known for their playful behavior.

Cougar: Cougars, also known as mountain lions or pumas, are elusive predators that inhabit the forests and mountains of Washington.

Salmon: While not an animal in the traditional sense, salmon are an iconic species in Washington, where they play a vital role in the state's ecosystems and cultural heritage.