The Badger State
Wisconsin State Nickname
Statue at the Wisconsin state capitol in Madison. The badger is the official state animal of Wisconsin (and also the mascot of the U of Wisconsin-Madison); "FORWARD" is Wisconsin's state motto; and the anchor and plow are symbols on Wisconsin's coat of arms. Photo by Shihmei Barger 舒詩玫 on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).