The roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) is a pink bird native to Florida and common along the coasts. They can grow to almost three feet tall. Great blue herons (Ardea herodias) are also common Florida shorebirds seen wading as they hunt fish and lizards. The tan-colored Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi) is the state mammal. The orange is the state fruit, and the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is the state marine mammal. Florida was named after the Easter holiday, the Feast of the Flowers, by the Spanish explorer, Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513. Florida became a state on March 3, 1845.
—Florida Wildlife Coloring Book 9781561649709