Animals That Start with R
Read below for information on 22 different animals that start with the letter R, from rabbit to royal penguin. The most popular animal that starts with the letter R is the red panda, one of the most threatened animals in the world. Despite sharing a name and some behavioral similarities with giant pandas, red pandas are unique enough to be classified in a family all their own. The least popular R animal is the red handed tamarin, so named for the red hairs on their feet and hands. Interesting facts about letter R animals include:
- With large webbed feet and streamlined bodies, Royal penguins can swim up to 20 mph
- There are believed to be only 100 red wolves left in the wild
- Rhino horns are made of keratin, the same protein that makes up fingernails and hair
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