While Iowa does not have a state animal, the state does have a state bird, the Eastern Goldfinch. Iowa is one of five states in the United States that, as of 2014, does not have an official state animal.
The state of Iowa is located in the midwestern region of the United States and is bordered by three rivers on its eastern and western borders. While Iowa became part of the United States with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, it did not become a state until Dec. 28, 1846. With the signing of the state's admission bill by President James K. Polk, Iowa became the 29th state to join the United States of America.