Welcome to A-Z Animals

[Jump to Content]

Bernie the Bear's Animal of the Day

HamsterToday, Bernie the Bear wants to show you the Hamster.

Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!

If you didn't get here quick enough like Simon the Snail, yesterday's featured animal was the Asiatic Black Bear.

Welcome to A-Z Animals

Welcome to A-Z Animals, an online animal encyclopedia where you can learn about all your favourite animals, and even some you may have never heard of!

Random Animals

There are more than 5,000 known species!
Guinea FowlGuinea Fowl
Found in a vairety of African habitats!
Only 2,000 left in the wild!
Bluetick CoonhoundBluetick Coonhound
Has an uncanny knack for problem-solving!
Sea SquirtSea Squirt
There are more than 3,000 known species!
Has a curved, upturned beak!
Pygmy HippopotamusPygmy Hippopotamus
Spends more time on land than in water!
There are 200 different species!
Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!
West Highland TerrierWest Highland Terrier
Most commonly white in colour!
Rock HyraxRock Hyrax
Actually related to Elephants and Manatees!
Cross River GorillaCross River Gorilla
Less than 300 remaining!
Neapolitan MastiffNeapolitan Mastiff
Fearless and extremely protective of it's home!
There are more than 45 species in Australia alone!
Detects prey using echolocation!
The largest bird in the world!
Often used as a guard dog!
Indian ElephantIndian Elephant
Found throughout south-east Asia!
Long, black tongue can grow to 18 inches long!
Blue Lacy DogBlue Lacy Dog
Originated in Texas in the mid 1800s!
One of the only mammals to lay eggs!
River DolphinRiver Dolphin
There are 4 species in the Southern Hemisphere!
Have been known to reach 100 years old!
Very clean, intelligent and loyal!
Inhabits the freezing waters of the Arctic Circle!
Also known as the Sea Cow!
Tapanuli Orang-utanTapanuli Orang-utan
Inhabits an isolated mountain range in northwestern Sumatra!
Australian MistAustralian Mist
First bred in the 1700s!
Found around shallow coral reefs!
Eastern GorillaEastern Gorilla
The largest primate in the world!
The offspring of Zebra and Donkey parents!
Spends most of the day underground!
A flat fish found in the Atlantic and Pacific!
Bornean Orang-utanBornean Orang-utan
Known to use large leaves as umbrellas!
Proboscis MonkeyProboscis Monkey
Natively found on the island of Borneo!
Inhabits the jungles of the far east!
Affectionate, gentle and even-tempered!
Sri Lankan ElephantSri Lankan Elephant
Now restricted to a few parks!
River TurtleRiver Turtle
Inhabits freshwater habitats around the world!
Thorny DevilThorny Devil
Found only on mainland Australia!

Betty the Butterfly's Blog

World Animal Day 2018 - Tiny's Story

Thu 4th October 2018 (5 comments)
World Animal Day is celebrated every year around the world on October the 4th on the day of the feast of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. The aim of the day is to bring awareness to animal species across the globe to not only highlight the plight of species in the wild, but to also improve animal welfare standards for every animal no matter how big or small.

In order to celebrate World Animal Day 2018, I would like to share with you one particular animal that is very special to me personally.

World Animal Day 2018 - Tiny's Story
World Animal Day 2018 - Tiny's Story, - Copyright Millie Bond, A-Z Animals
World Animal Day 2018 - Tiny's Story, - Copyright Millie Bond, A-Z Animals

Recent Blog Articles


Go to our Reference Library and Glossary to learn about Animal Habitats, Diet, Behaviour and much more...

Are you Safe?

Are you Safe? is an online safety campaign by A-Z-Animals.com. If something has upset you, the Are you Safe? campaign can help you to speak to someone who can help you.

Are you Safe?
Subscribe to A-Z Animals and enjoy our website without advertising! Subscribe Now