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Texas Symbols: Flying Mammal

Mexican Free-tailed Bat

The Mexican Free-tailed bats' wings are actually "hands." The long ridge across the top is like our index finger and the ribs on its wings are the rest of its "fingers."

Named by the Legislature in 1995