Animals that Start with B



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Read below for information on 135 different animals that start with the letter B, from baboon to butterfly fish. The most popular animal that starts with B is the Bengal Tiger, the least popular is the Burrowing Frog. Some fun facts about B name animals are:

  • There are thought to be as many as 20,000 different species of butterfly
  • The bonobo shares up to 97% of the same DNA as humans
  • The bison is the largest mammal in North America

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A Bengal Tiger
Bengal Tiger

The most numerous species of tiger!

A Boston Terrier
Boston Terrier

Friendly, lovable and very strong!


Animals that Start with B

Babirusa

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Suidae
Genus
Babyrousa

Fun Fact: Babirusas can stand on their back hooves to eat leaves on the lower branches of a tree.

“Babirusas can stand up on their back hooves to reach leaves on low branches in trees” Babirusas are also called deer-pigs because they look like swine (pigs) and have tusks similar to the antlers of a deer. These animals are omnivores eating a diet of plants, fruits, berries, insects, and carrion. They live on the […] Read More


Baboon

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Cercopithecidae
Genus
Papio
Scientific Name
Papio

Fun Fact: Can travel more than four miles a day!

Baboon Classification and Evolution The Baboon is a medium to large sized species of Old World Monkey that is found in a variety of different habitats throughout Africa and in parts of Arabia. There are five different species of Baboon which are the Olive Baboon, the Guinea Baboon, the Chacma Baboon, the Yellow Baboon and […] Read More


Bactrian Camel

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Camelidae
Genus
Camelus
Scientific Name
Camelus Bactrianus

Fun Fact: The camel with two humps!

The double-humped, wild Bactrian camel is one of the least-studied animals in the world and in danger of extinction! Double-humped camels are called Bactrian camels. Two species roam the planet today: domesticated Bactrian camels and wild Bactrian camels. Unfortunately, wild Bactrians are teetering on the verge of extinction and also rank among the least-studied animals on […] Read More


Badger

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Mustelidae
Genus
Taxidiinae
Scientific Name
Taxidea Taxus

Fun Fact: Can reach speeds of 30 km/h!

Badgers are especially clean animals that build communal toilets away from where they live and sleep. Badgers are medium-sized animals with long, low bodies and wide feet that have elongated claws. The animals have bristly hair that ranges in color from black to brown as well as gold and even white. Badgers are related to […] Read More


Baiji

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Cetartiodactyla
Family
Lipotidae
Genus
Liptodes
Scientific Name
Liptodes vexillifer

Fun Fact: Baijis use echolocation to find food in the Yangtze River.

The baiji is sometimes called the Yangtze dolphin, the White fin or the White flag. The baiji is an animal that lives in the Yangtze River in China. There are believed to be very few baiji left in existence. Its official conservation status is Critically Endangered, but some scientists believe they are extinct. 3 Incredible […] Read More


Baleen Whale

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Eschrichtiidae
Genus
Eubalaena and Balaena
Scientific Name
Mysticeti

Fun Fact: “Sings” a whale song during breeding season.

“Every species has baleen instead of teeth. These rows of baleen allow the whales to skim the water to collect food.” Baleen whales have survived a lot of threats from humans through the years, which is why conservation efforts have been so important. They can be quite large, weighing anywhere from a few thousand pounds […] Read More


Balinese

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Felis
Scientific Name
Felis catus

Fun Fact: Playful and energetic breed!

The Balinese, also called the purebred long-haired Siamese or Thai Siamese, is a Siamese cat with a silky, medium-long coat and fluffy tail. Named after the mysterious eyes, regal, graceful movements, and flowing, lean lines of Balinese dancers, it is commonly believed its coat was simply a natural mutation of the Siamese, although some people […] Read More


Balkan Lynx

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Lynx
Scientific Name
Lynx lynx balcanicus

Fun Fact: The Balkan lynx communicates mostly with its ears

“The Balkan Lynx is one of the rarest cats in the world.” Listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Balkan lynx is one of the rarest medium-sized cats on earth. Even though it is the very symbol of North Macedonia, it has been on the knife edge of extinction […] Read More


Banana Spider

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Arachnida
Order
Araneae
Family
Araneidae
Genus
Nephila

Fun Fact: People spin clothing and fishing nets out of these spiders’ silk.

“Weaver of the golden web ” There are several genera of spiders called banana spiders, but few are as spectacular as Nephila. Not remotely as dangerous as the banana spider in “The Banana Boat Song,” these peaceable and relatively harmless arachnids spin webs that look like they are made of shimmering gold thread. Moreover, the […] Read More


Banded Palm Civet

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Viverridae
Genus
Hemigalus
Scientific Name
Hemigalus Derbyanus

Fun Fact: Markings give it camouflage!

“Banded palm civets were named for their tan and black striped coats which give the banded palm civet more camouflage in the surrounding jungle.” The Banded Palm Civet is a rare civet species found in the rainforests and tropical jungles of Southeast Asia. However, the small, Asian animal is vulnerable due to habitat loss from […] Read More


Bandicoot

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Peramelemorphia
Family
Peramelidae
Genus
Perameles
Scientific Name
Perameles

Fun Fact: Bandicoot Many species are endangered or extinct!

The humble bandicoot is one of the world’s most well-known marsupials. Endemic to the Australian region, this small to medium-sized mammal looks like it was cooked up in a laboratory. The unusual appearance has earned it comparisons to rodents, rabbits, or even opossums. But it is an entirely unique type of animal all to its […] Read More


Banjo Catfish

Kingdom
Animalia

Fun Fact: The banjo catfish is extremely shy and known for hiding from onlookers.

Banjo catfish consist of 43 species. The Banjo Catfish is native to South America. With plenty of nicknames such as “guitarrita catfish,” and “burrowing catfish,” this unique species stands out for its odd, banjo-like body shape and reserved behaviors. Often confused for a piece of tree bark, the fish prefers to live alone in slow […] Read More


Barb

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Cypriniformes
Family
Cyprinidae
Genus
Barbus
Scientific Name
Barbus Barbus

Fun Fact: There are over 2,000 known species!

Barb are a small sized group of fish that are naturally found in the freshwater rivers and lakes across the southern hemisphere. There are over 2,000 known species of barb in the world inhabiting the freshwater regions of Asia, Africa and South America. The barb fish is often referred to as a freshwater shark, due […] Read More


Barbet

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: This dog has the nickname ‘Mud dog’ because it likes to play in muddy, swamp-like areas.

The French word barb means beard. That’s how this dog earned the name Barbet. Dating back to 16th century France, the Barbet was bred to retrieve ducks and other waterfowl on hunting trips. They are descendants of a few dogs including the poodle, Bichon Frise, and Briard. This dog’s thick, wavy coat is designed to […] Read More


Barn Owl

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Strigiformes
Family
Tytonidae
Genus
Tyto
Scientific Name
Tyto alba

Fun Fact: Found everywhere around the world!

Barn owls are the most well-known member family of owls known for their stark white faces and haunting calls. They are extremely widespread, one of the most widespread bird species on earth. Barn owls keep the rodent population in check wherever they live by preying on rats and mice primarily. In many cultures, they are […] Read More


Barn Swallow

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Hirundinidae
Genus
Hirundo
Scientific Name
Hirundo rustica

Fun Fact: Older offspring help care for new hatchlings.

“Most widespread swallow species in the world” The barn swallow is a passerine bird. Passerine birds are also referred to as “perching birds” and have three toes that point forward and one toe that points backward. Barn swallows are vibrantly colored and very appealing to bird watchers and enthusiasts. 4 Amazing Barn Swallow Facts! These […] Read More


Barnacle

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Order
Maxillopoda
Family
Thecostraca

Fun Fact: Closely related to crabs and lobsters!

If you’ve heard of someone being referred to as a barnacle, it means they’re overly clingy. The barnacle is one of the oldest surviving creatures on earth and lives in oceans around the world. It is a small crustacean that attaches to the hard surfaces of rocks, sea walls, boats, debris, land structures, and other […] Read More


Barracuda

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Perciformes
Family
Sphyraenidae
Genus
Sphyraena
Scientific Name
Sphyraena

Fun Fact: Can grow to nearly 2 meters long!

Barracuda fish capture their prey in the ocean with quick bursts of speed as fast as 27 mph. Barracuda fish are carnivores that hunt for prey at night. These saltwater fish live in warm water – specifically tropical and subtropical oceans. A large, lower jaw and sharp teeth give barracudas a fierce appearance. Some barracudas […] Read More


Barramundi Fish

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Perciformes
Family
Latidae
Genus
Lates
Scientific Name
Lates calcarifer

Fun Fact: Scale rings indicate age

The Barramundi, also known as the Asian sea bass, is a versatile fish that is prized as both a food source and a challenging sport fish. Aside from substantial wild populations in many geographical regions, the species is also cultivated through aquaculture in multiple countries. The barramundi’s compact and elongated body are among its most […] Read More


Barred Owl

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Strigiformes
Family
Strigidae
Genus
Strix
Scientific Name
Strix varia

Fun Fact: Like other owls, the barred owl swallows its prey whole.

“The Barred Owl is a noisy owl and a silent hunter.” The barred owl is known for the repertoire of sounds it makes and for its consummate skill as a hunter. It uses the accuracy of its huge eyes and asymmetrical ears to pinpoint the location of even a tiny animal on the forest floor. […] Read More


Basenji Dog

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Alert, affectionate and energetic!

The Basenji Dog is known as a “barkless” dog, but they aren’t exactly quiet either. Basenjis are known to be hunting dogs. They have a history of originating in central Africa. These dogs are small and are known to be very graceful. They have a shiny coat and a curled tail. Their forehead is wrinkled, […] Read More


Basking Shark

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Lamniformes
Family
Cetorhinidae
Genus
Cetorhinus
Scientific Name
Cetorhinus Maximus

Fun Fact: The second biggest fish in the world!

Basking sharks, also known as bone sharks, may have an intimidating appearance and massive size that could easily frighten nearby swimmers or divers, but they are essentially harmless as far as humans and aquatic animals are concerned. Much like whales, these sharks feed on plankton and other tiny life forms by filtering vast amounts of […] Read More


Bassador

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: This dog is also known as a Bassetdor or a Basset Lab.

While Basset Hounds and Labrador Retrievers may breed naturally on their own, human breeders began to intentionally cross them on a large scale starting in the late 1990s. The dutiful and friendly Bassador is the fusion of two unlikely and unrelated breeds: a Basset Hound and a Labrador Retriever. The Basset Hound is a low-slung […] Read More


Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: A friendly and intelligent hunting dog that loves nothing more than to spend time with its owner.

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a friendly and intelligent hunting dog that loves nothing more than to spend time with its owner. The history of this breed dates all the way back to 16th century France when the long-legged Grand Fauve de Bretagne was first bred. Originating from the region of Brittany (or Bretagne […] Read More


Basset Hound

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Forget the training when not rewarded!

Basset hounds have a stubborn streak that manifests as a charming personality trait. Although they are obedient, you should expect your basset hound to express themselves by sighing or even attempting to participate in your family’s conversations With sweet personalities and charming faces, basset hounds are a beloved part of modern culture. Bassets originated in […] Read More


Bassetoodle

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Basset hounds have been around since the 7th century, but the bassetoodle made its first appearance in the 2000s.

Most bassetoodles share the short legs and stocky stature of their basset hound parents. However, these dogs typically have facial features and other qualities that strongly resemble the poodle side of their genetics. With curly hair, floppy ears, and an adorable face that can’t be denied, the bassetoodle is by far one of the most […] Read More


Bat

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
Family
Microchiroptera
Genus
Emballonuridae
Scientific Name
Chiroptera

Fun Fact: Detects prey using echolocation!

“A mother bat gives birth to her babies while hanging upside down” There are 47 species of bats living in the United States. Bats live in many types of environments except in extremely cold places (polar regions) and extremely hot ones (deserts). Bats are important pollinators and help to control the population of insects. These […] Read More


Bavarian Mountain Hound

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Calm, quiet and poised!

Bavarian Mountain Hounds are descendants of Bracken, the original hunting dogs of Germany. Called Gebirgsschweisshund in German, they were the result of mixing a Hanoverian Scenthound with a Red Mountain Scenthound. The breed was excellent at finding injured game that had been shot down. They used their scent to track down the prey. Bavarian Mountain […] Read More


Bea-Tzu

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus familiaris

Fun Fact: The Bea-Tzu has a fast-growing coat

The Bea-Tzu has a fast-growing coat. Bea-Tzu Introduction The Bea-Tzu is a cross between a Beagle and Shih-Tzu. The Shih-Tzu comes from Tibet and China. The Beagle was bred to hunt rabbits in England, then eventually traded in North America. The Bea Tzu is classified as a toy dog due to its small size.  This […] Read More


Beabull

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus familiaris

Fun Fact: An excellent companion for cats!

An excellent companion for cats! Beabull Introduction A Beabull is the mixture of two of the most popular dog breeds, the Beagle and the Bulldog. These delightful little dogs are lovable, curious, and loyal to their families. The breed mix boasts an old lineage that includes two of Europes’ oldest breeds. Beagles go back to […] Read More


Beagador

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Beagadors like to dig, so make sure your garden has a good fence around it.

Beagles and Labrador retrievers are both different kinds of hunting dogs. Although beagadors are not officially recognized by the American Kennel Club as hunting dogs, these pups still have strong noses and make great outdoor companions. Created by crossing a beagle with a labrador retriever, the beagador is a designer dog with a sweet and […] Read More


Beagle

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Have become popular family pets!

Beagles are energetic, friendly dogs known for their loyalty. These hounds are popular with families due to their curiosity, fun-loving personality and, of course, their sweet faces!  The history of the beagle is believed to date all the way back to 5th century Greece. These dogs hunted alongside their owners in search of foxes, rabbits, […] Read More


Beagle Shepherd

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: This dog can perform a wide range of exotic and acrobatic tricks that are not expected of a dog this size.

The Beagle Shepherd is an enthusiastic and clever dog that can be trained to do the most amazing circus-like tricks. This is often very surprising to find in a larger dog. The Beagle Shepherd is another hybrid breed that has emerged from the recent frenzy of designer dog creation. As is typical of such efforts, […] Read More


Beaglier

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: These dogs have great sniffer abilities

A Beaglier is a hybrid breed, making them a crossbreed between a Beagle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These dogs are compact in size and are known to be active and energetic. They are also loyal to their owners and their families. The Beaglier puppies are known to inherit some of the best qualities […] Read More


Beago

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Beagos are good swimmers like their Golden Retriever parent.

Beagos are great swimmers just like their Golden Retriever parent. Breed a Golden Retriever with a Beagle and the result is a Beago! This crossbreed originated back in the 1980s. Beagos claim some of the most appealing features of each of their parents. They belong to the hybrid group. Beagos are energetic, friendly, and even-tempered […] Read More


Bear

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Ursidae
Genus
Ursus
Scientific Name
Ursidae

Fun Fact: There are 8 different species!

Certain Asiatic bears build nests in trees similar to that of a bird. There are eight different species of bears across the world with a conservation status ranging from vulnerable to least concern. Depending on the bear species, habitats include North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the northern-most polar regions. While not ordinarily a […] Read More


Bearded Collie

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Weekly brushing is mandatory!

The bearded collie is known to make a great family and show dogs and is also a great sheepdog. Bred in Scotland to herd sheep and cattle, the Bearded Collie is a purebred dog and is trained to survive and herd cattle in any weather or terrain.Despite being purebred dogs, bearded collies can be found […] Read More


Bearded Dragon

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Agamidae
Genus
Pogona
Scientific Name
Pogona Vitticeps

Fun Fact: Can grow to up 24 inches long!

“A bearded dragon can change the color of its beard according to its mood” Bearded dragons live in Central and Southern Australia. They are omnivores that can live to be 15 years or older. This animal uses the beard of spines under its chin to communicate its moods to other animals. A bearded dragon is […] Read More


Beaski

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Beaskis love to play, so get ready to go on plenty of long walks.

Beagles are hunting dogs, and huskies are working dogs. This means that the beaski is an attentive and loyal breed that is always looking for a job to do. Whether you take them along for the workday or simply provide plenty of activities, remember that your beaski wants to be involved in your life. The […] Read More


Beauceron

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: The Beauceron is named after the place of its origin (Beauce) in France

The Beauceron is also nicknamed the Bas Rouge, which generally translates to red stockings, because of the small red accents in the fur. The Beauceron (also known as the Berger de Beauce or the Bas Rouge) is a French herding dog that originated in the late Middle Ages from the agricultural region southwest of Paris, […] Read More


Beaver

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Castoridae
Genus
Castor

Fun Fact: Builds a dam from sticks and leaves!

The beaver dam is one of the great natural wonders of the animal kingdom. A symbol of industry and work ethic, this semi-aquatic rodent can alter the surrounding landscape as a way to protect itself from dangerous predators. Because the dam has beneficial effects on the rest of the environment, the beaver is considered to […] Read More


Bedlington Terrier

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis Lupus

Fun Fact: Highly active and intelligent dogs!

The build of a Bedlington Terrier consists of an arched back, pear-shaped head, and a thin, curvy tail. Since they are so curvy in appearance, it is speculated that some type of sighthound (most likely a Whippet) is somewhere within the family tree of the Bedlington Terrier. Bedlington Terriers are compact, yet energetic little dogs. […] Read More


Beefalo

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Bovidae
Genus
Bos x Bison
Scientific Name
Bos taurus × Bison bison

Fun Fact: Beefalo meat is leaner and higher in protein than beef

Beefalo are the fertile offspring of (usually) a domestic bull and an American bison cow. While crossing a domestic cow and a bison bull can produce offspring, they are few in number. The beefalo is a fertile hybrid of beef cattle and American bison (buffalo), with the result being mostly cattle in appearance and genetics. […] Read More


Beetle

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Endopterygota
Family
Coleoptera

Fun Fact: There are more than 350,000 different species

“The beetle form the largest order of animals on Earth” According to biologists, there are at least 400,000 species or types of beetle, all belonging to the Coleoptera order, the Endopterygota suborder, and a great variety of lower classifications. These insects make up one-quarter of all animal lifeforms, and most insects. They are found all […] Read More


Belgian Shepherd

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: The sheepdog is also known as the Groenendael. All four Belgian varieties have nicknames for Belgian villages.

The Belgian Shepherd serves the greater good, trained and working with law enforcement and the military in a variety of roles. The Belgian Shepherd, also called that Groenendael, comes out of Belgium where it worked as a herding animal. He is an extremely intelligent animal suitable for a variety of jobs, tasks, and sports. The […] Read More


Belgian Tervuren

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: The first breed to win an AKC Herding Championship.

While some people see a guard dog when they look at the Belgian Tervuren, they are actually a herding breed. Known for their athleticism and ease of training, as well as their incredible intelligence, the Belgian Tervuren can be an amazing companion in the right home. Like any dog, there are certain lifestyles where it […] Read More


Beluga Sturgeon

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Acipenseriformes
Family
Acipenseridae
Genus
Huso
Scientific Name
Huso huso

Fun Fact: The beluga sturgeon is one of the largest bony fish in the world!

Well-adapted to life in the Caspian and Black Seas, the beluga sturgeon is a truly impressive spectacle of size and power. As one of the largest bony fish in the world, this species has no known natural predators anywhere in its native habitat. However, the degradation of the Caspian Sea from unregulated fishing and industry […] Read More


Bengal Tiger

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Panthera
Scientific Name
Panthera Tigris Tigris

Fun Fact: The most numerous species of tiger!

Bengal tigers are the national animal of both Bangladesh and India. One of the most wondrous and iconic animals to walk the Earth, Bengal tigers are majestic and rare. They’re also one of the biggest cat species in the world. On average, Bengals are larger than other tiger species, but the largest tiger ever recorded was […] Read More


Bergamasco

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Bergamascos are excellent problem solvers; they were bred to be independent as they work alongside their nomadic shepherd owners.

The Bergamasco is a dog that has a long history. It can be traced back to thousands of years ago. Experts believe that the breed began in Persia, which is now called Iran. The Bergamasco was used as a sheepdog by nomads in the mountain between Persia and Europe, who settled in Italy. Compared to […] Read More


Berger Picard

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Berger means shepherd in French

The Berger Picard made an appearance at the very first French dog show in 1863. The Berger Picard, also known as the Picardy Shepherd, is a lanky herding dog with a big, generous spirit. It hails from the region of Picardy in northern France, where the dog plied its trade helping the French farmers and […] Read More


Bernedoodle

Kingdom
Animalia

Fun Fact: The Bernedoodle was first bred in 2003 to create a dog with a similar temperament to the Bernese Mountain Dog that would have a longer lifespan.

Bernedoodles come in three size ranges based on the exact mix of breeds used: Standard Bernedoodle (Standard Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog parents), Miniature Bernedoodle (Miniature Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog parents), and Tiny Bernedoodle (Toy Poodle and Miniature Bernedoodle parents). Bernedoodles were bred to be companion dogs. They have one Poodle (or Miniature/Toy Poodle) […] Read More


Bernese Mountain Dog

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis Lupus

Fun Fact: Very loyal, faithful and affectionate!

Bernese mountain dogs are large, strong, friendly animals with a lineage dating back 2,000 years. Reaching 27 inches tall at the shoulder, the Bernese mountain dog is known to be a large and strong animal that comes from the canton of Bern, thus giving it the name. It is covered in a thick, long fur […] Read More


Bernese Shepherd

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Bernese shepherds prefer cool climates

Bernese shepherds prefer cool climates. German shepherds are big dogs. Bernese mountain dogs are even larger. Cross these two canine lines, and the result is the Bernese shepherd, a gentle giant of a dog who is intelligent, calm, and extremely good-natured. This hybrid dog is sometimes referred to as the Euro mountain sheparnese. It’s recognized […] Read More


Bichir

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Polypteriformes
Family
Polypteridae
Genus
Polypterus

Fun Fact: The bichir species is more than 400 million years old

Bichirs are slender, prehistoric-looking fish that are often thought to resemble dinosaurs or eastern dragons. Bichir fish are native to Africa and can be found in nearly every freshwater body on the continent. Their distinctive appearances and highly interactive personalities have also made bichirs incredibly popular as aquarium pets. 3 Incredible Bichir Facts! Taking a […] Read More


Bichon Frise

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Gentle mannered, playful and affectionate!

Perhaps no dog breed is quite as happy-go-lucky as the Bichon Frise. Throughout history, this dog has been referred to as the clown dog due to its strong desire to entertain and bring smiles to its family and friends. Bichons are of French and Spanish descent. The Spanish originally used them as sailing and herding […] Read More


Bichpoo

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Despite its small size, the alert nature and sharp bark of this canine make it a good watch dog.

Though the Bichpoo is small in size, these dogs are alert and bold making them excellent watchdogs for families. A Bichpoo is a lively, intelligent dog. It’s a mix between a Bichon Frise and a miniature poodle. Though it’s the product of two purebred dogs, the Bichpoo is categorized in the hybrid group. These dogs […] Read More


Biewer Terrier

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis

Fun Fact: A toy terrier dog and is elegant and tri-colored.

The Biewer Terrier is a toy terrier dog and is elegant and tri-colored. Moreover, it has long hair, making it all the more pretty. A rare purebred dog, the Biewer Terrier, owes its breeding to the occurrence of a recessive piebald gene. Terriers are known to be energetic, friendly, and playful – making them one […] Read More


Bighorn Sheep

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Bovidae
Genus
Ovis
Scientific Name
Ovis canadensis

Fun Fact: Bighorn rams can run at speeds up to 40 miles per hour when fighting for dominance.

Bighorn sheep live in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. There are different subspecies of bighorn sheep, but they all have big horns. Some live in the desert while others live in the mountains. The facts are that at least two populations of bighorn sheep may soon be extinct. 5 Incredible Facts About Bighorn Sheep! […] Read More


Bilby

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Peramelemorphia
Family
Thylacomyidae
Genus
Macrotis
Scientific Name
Macrotis lagotis

Fun Fact: In Australia, the chocolate bilby replaces the chocolate bunny for Easter.

“The Bilby is Australia’s answer to the rabbit, sort of.” Of all the charming and unusual creatures found in Australia, the bilby, also called the pinkie, the dalgyte or the rabbit-eared bandicoot is one of the most endearing. An omnivore that looks somewhat like a rabbit with its huge ears and somewhat like a possum […] Read More


Binturong

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Viverridae
Genus
Arctictis
Scientific Name
Arctictis binturong

Fun Fact: Also known as the Asian Bearcat!

Binturong Classification and Evolution The Binturong is a medium sized carnivore that is found inhabiting the dense forests of South-East Asia. They belong to the same family as other small carnivores including Civets, Genets, Mongooses and Fossa and share a number of characteristics with them including a long snout and having more teeth than most […] Read More


Bird

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves

Fun Fact: Not all birds are able to fly!

There are numerous species of bird found in a wide variety of habitats all around the world. Birds are one of the most thriving groups of animals on the planet as they generally have their habitat (the skies) to themselves. Birds can be easily distinguished from other animals due to their sharp, pointed beaks, thin […] Read More


Bird Of Paradise

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Paradisaeidae

Fun Fact: There are around 50 different species!

“Only a few species of hummingbird or pheasant rival the birds of paradise in bright colors and bizarre plumage.” The bird of paradise bird, also spelled bird-of-paradise, lives in tropical forests in Australia and the surrounding islands. Most types are sexually dimorphic, meaning the males and females differ in appearance. While the females have muted […] Read More


Birman

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Felis
Scientific Name
Felis catus

Fun Fact: Also known as the Sacred Cat of Burma!

The first thing you notice about a Birman cat is its glittering blue eyes! These cats are very popular with families due to their affectionate, playful nature. They have medium to long silky hair and can be found in many unique colors. These adaptable felines are good with children and adults alike. Birman Traits: What […] Read More


Bison

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Bovidae
Genus
Bison
Scientific Name
Bison Bison

Fun Fact: Largest mammal in North America!

The Largest Land Mammal in North America With their gigantic heads, massive horns, and shaggy fur, bison are the largest mammal in North America and have long dazzled the imaginations of native peoples and American settlers.At the start of the 1800s, about 60 million bison roamed the forests, plains, and river valleys from Alaska to […] Read More


Black And Tan Coonhound

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: This dog has its own unique howl.

Each dog develops its own unique baying, which its owner can recognize from a far distance. The Black and Tan Coonhound is an all-American old-fashioned breed of dog that is a mix between the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound and the Bloodhound, appearing in the 18th century. This crossbreed is a working dog mainly used […] Read More


Black Marlin

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Istiophoriformes
Family
Istiophordae
Genus
Istiompax
Scientific Name
Istiompax Indica

Fun Fact: Every black marlin is born as a female.

Black marlin are one of the largest bony fishes. Usually found in the Indian and the Pacific oceans, the black marlin is a fish that comfortably exists in the tropical and subtropical areas and can swim at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour. It is a species of marline and has a maximum […] Read More


Black Rhinoceros

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Perissodactyla
Family
Rhinocerotidae
Genus
Diceros
Scientific Name
Diceros Bicornis

Fun Fact: Horns can grow to 1.5m!

With a population that numbered one million at the beginning of the 20th century, today the black rhino is Critically Endangered  The black rhino once roamed across a vast range in Africa, but heavy poaching has brought the species to the brink of extinction. Today, the black rhino is seeing its population rebound and is slowly […] Read More


Black Russian Terrier

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis Lupus

Fun Fact: Confident, calm and highly intelligent!

Black Russian Terriers, or blackies, were bred in the former USSR to be a working dog for the army. A mix of about 17 different breeds went into creating this large, black dog. Some of the breeds used to create this breed include Rottweilers, Giant Schnauzers, Airedale Terriers, and Newfoundlands. Black Russian Terriers worked to […] Read More


Black Wasp

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Hymenoptera
Family
Sphecidae
Genus
Sphex
Scientific Name
Sphex pensylvanicus

Fun Fact: The great black wasp is a species of digger wasp.

The black wasp, which is often referred to as the Great Black Wasp, is rather small, and it is grouped with other insects under the digger wasp species. They go by the scientific name Sphex pensylvanicus. They are found all across North America. They are found all over the United States, spanning from the west […] Read More


Black Widow Spider

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Arachnida
Order
Araneae
Family
Theridiidae
Genus
Latrodectus
Scientific Name
Latrodectus

Fun Fact: They typically prey on insects!

“Only the Bites of Female Black Widow Spiders Are Dangerous” Their reputations are fierce, but in reality, black widow spiders — aka Latrodectus — are calm, loner pacifists that only unleash venomous bites when they’ve exhausted all other defensive options. Thirty-two species of the infamous arachnids populate the Earth on every continent except Antarctica, and […] Read More


Black-Footed Ferret

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Mustelidae
Genus
Mustela
Scientific Name
Mustela nigripes

Fun Fact: Black footed ferrets are the only ones native to North America.

“The black-footed ferret is the only ferret native to North America” The habitat of Black-footed ferrets includes a range extending over the plains of Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, and Arizona. They are carnivores with a diet consisting mostly of prairie dogs. These mammals have a long, sleek body that allows them to easily fit into […] Read More


Blister Beetle

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Coleoptera
Family
Meloidae

Fun Fact: Blister Beetles are attracted to lights at night.

The blister beetle, also known as an oil beetle, is a family of plant-eating insects which have the ability to excrete a toxic substance from their joints when feeling threatened. This fluid, called cantharidin, can cause painful swelling, irritation, and blistering on the human skin. These symptoms disappear after several days, especially with the application […] Read More


Blobfish

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Scorpaeniformes
Family
Psychrolutidae
Genus
Psychrolutes
Scientific Name
Psychrolutes marcidus

Fun Fact: One of the ugliest creatures in existence!

The blobfish is one of the world’s most recently identified creatures – and it’s really ugly!  Having been accidentally caught during a research voyage off the coast of New Zealand in 2003, the blobfish (or specifically, smooth-head blobfish) is a very recent discovery. Although scientists classified the species in 1926, the general public had never heard of […] Read More


Bloodhound

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Affectionate, gentle and even-tempered!

Bloodhounds are large dogs that were originally bred in medieval France for hunting deer and wild boar. Later, they were also used for tracking down people. These dogs are also believed to be the descendants of hounds that were kept at Saint-Hubert in Belgium, which is why it is commonly known as ‘le chien de […] Read More


Blue grosbeak

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriforme
Family
Cardinalidae
Genus
Passerina
Scientific Name
Passerina caerulea

Fun Fact: Blue grosbeak parents take off the head, legs and wings of an insect before feeding it to their baby.

Though the blue grosbeak may be elusive in some areas, it is out there. People hear its song without seeing it, though the sight of the brilliantly blue male is a pleasure. It is one of the largest of the grosbeaks, which are birds with heavy beaks used to crack seeds. Grosbeaks aren’t really a […] Read More


Blue Iguana

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Iguanidae
Genus
Cyclura
Scientific Name
Cyclura lewisi

Fun Fact:

The Blue iguana is a species of lizard that is currently endangered. It is native to the island of Grand Cayman. With this lizard’s articulated toes, it can dig up things quickly and climb trees. While a mature male can be of dark grey to turquoise color, the female is more of olive green to […] Read More


Blue Jay

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Corvidae
Genus
Cyanocitta
Scientific Name
Cyanocitta cristata

Fun Fact: Blue jays rub ants on their feather to remove harmful acids

The Blue Jay’s unique personality and the affinity for using its own name as a bird call are part of what makes the blue jay so expressive. Mark Twain, a fan of the beautiful and elegant blue jay, once said, “There’s more to a jay than any other creature. You may call a jay a […] Read More


Blue Lacy Dog

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Originated in Texas in the mid 1800s!

The Blue Lacy Dog is the official dog breed of Texas by the state’s legislature. As a Texas native, it’s no surprise that the Blue Lacy is most popular in this southern US state. While the breed, which is also known as the Lacy Dog, isn’t currently recognized by major kennel clubs, it has been […] Read More


Blue Picardy Spaniel

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: The Blue Picardy is also known as the Epagneul Bleu de Picardie in French

The Blue Picardy Spaniel was only recognized as a separate breed from the Picardy Spaniel in 1938. The Blue Picardy Spaniel is a medium-sized gun dog that originated from the region of northern France known as Picardy. As a descendent of the Picardy Spaniel and the English Setter, the breed’s original purpose was to locate […] Read More


Blue Shark

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Carcharhiniformes
Family
Carcharhinidae
Genus
Prionace
Scientific Name
Prionace glauca

Fun Fact: Blue sharks can have up to 135 pups at a time.

“The Blue Shark is called the most elegant of sharks.” Slender and beautiful in the way that a shark can be beautiful, the blue shark is found in all the deep seas of the world save the coldest. It is a requiem shark, which means it gives birth to live young, migrates to feeding and […] Read More


Blue Whale

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Cetacea
Family
Balaenopteridae
Genus
Balaenoptera
Scientific Name
Balsenoptera musculus

Fun Fact: The largest animal on Earth

Blue Whale Classification and Evolution The Blue Whale is an enormous species of whale that is found in subtropical and polar waters worldwide. With some individuals growing to more than 100ft long, the Blue Whale is not only the largest animal species in the world but it is also thought that it could be the […] Read More


Blue-Ringed Octopus

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Cephalopoda
Order
Octopoda
Family
Octopodidae
Genus
Hapalochlaena

Fun Fact: The blue-ringed octopus produces some of the deadliest poison in the world

The blue-ringed octopus is a tiny marine animal that is agile, intelligent, and even a bit beautiful, but also remarkably deadly. The blue-ringed octopus is a genus of highly toxic cephalopods which lurk off the coasts around the Pacific and Indian Oceans. There are currently four recognized species in this genus: the greater blue-ringed octopus, […] Read More


Bluefin Tuna

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Scombriformes
Family
Scombridae
Genus
Thunnus

Fun Fact: The bluefin is one of the largest fish in the world

The bluefin is the largest and most prized of all the tuna species. There are generally three bluefin species: the Pacific bluefin and the Atlantic bluefin in the Northern Hemisphere and the southern bluefin in the Southern Hemisphere. 3 Incredible Bluefin Tuna Facts! The bluefin tuna fish can dive deeper than 3,000 feet.The bluefin tuna […] Read More


Bluetick Coonhound

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Has an uncanny knack for problem-solving!

The Bluetick Coonhound is known as a hunting dog with a ‘cold nose.’ Having a ‘cold nose’ means this dog is able to pick up a scent whether it’s several hours or several days old. They can detect it even after the scent has seemingly gone ‘cold.’ The Bluetick Coonhound has a sweet temperament and […] Read More


Bobcat

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Lynx
Scientific Name
Lynx rufus

Fun Fact: About double the size of a domestic cat!

Bobcat Classification and Evolution The Bobcat is a medium-sized animal that is found in a variety of habitats across the southern half of North America. They are widespread and adaptable predators that are closely related to the larger and more northerly dwelling Canadian Lynx with the biggest difference being that the Bobcat only has a […] Read More


Boggle

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Boggles at animal rescues are often mistaken for pitbulls because they have a similar facial structure.

Boggles are medium-sized canines with wide faces, flat foreheads, and muscular structures. Because of the way they look, many animal rescues often mistake these hybrid dogs for Pitbulls or another type of bully dog. Unless you purchase directly from registered breeders, you’ll need a blood test to make sure that your boggle is actually a […] Read More


Boglen Terrier

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Boglen terriers are also occasionally known as boggles.

Boglen terriers are also known as “boggles”. However, because this name is also used to refer to a boxer and beagle mix, most breeders prefer to call them “boglens” instead. Created by breeding a Boston terrier with a Beagle, the Boglen terrier is an adorable designer dog breed with a great personality. These dogs combine […] Read More


Bolognese Dog

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis Lupus

Fun Fact: From the northern Italian city of Bologna!

The Bolognese is a fluffy white toy dog breed from Italy. Bolognese is part of the Bichon group, meaning they are cousins to Bichon Frises, Maltese, Lowchens, Havanese, and Coton de Tulear. Bolognese dogs go their name from Bologna, a city in Italy. It is believed that the breed was created in Bologna. The first […] Read More


Bombay

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Felis
Scientific Name
Felis catus

Fun Fact: Bred to look like a black panther!

The Bombay is a hybrid cat with a distinctive jet-black appearance. Despite the name, this crossbreed did not actually originate from the Indian city of Bombay (now known as Mumbai). Instead, it was developed in the United States from a cross between a sable Burmese and a black American Shorthair. The Burmese itself was only […] Read More


Bongo

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Bovidae
Genus
Tragelaphus
Scientific Name
Tragelaphus eurycerus

Fun Fact: Long and heavy spiralled horns!

Bongo Classification and Evolution The Bongo is a large species of antelope that is found inhabiting the jungles and forests of Eastern, Western and Central Africa. They are the largest forest-dwelling antelope species and one of the most distinctive, with a chestnut coloured coat and long horns that spiral as high as 90cm in males. […] Read More


Bonito Fish

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Scombriformes
Family
Scombridae
Genus
Sarda
Scientific Name
Sarda

Fun Fact: May eat squid or other small invertebrate ocean life

The Bonito fish is a medium size, predatory fish. Bonito Fish have stripes on their back with a silver underside. There are four different species of Bonito Fish that can be found across the globe. These fish are popular with both commercial and sport fishermen. They are also used as bait to catch larger fish. […] Read More


Bonnethead Shark

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Carcharhiniformes
Family
Sphyrnidae
Genus
Sphyrna
Scientific Name
Sphyrna tiburo

Fun Fact: Bonnetheads are the only hammerhead sharks that use their pectoral fins to swim.

“The Bonnethead Shark is the unmistakable shark!” Of all the fish in the ocean save those who live where the sun doesn’t shine, nature seems to have taken special pleasure in rearranging the shark over eons. There have been sharks with what look like anvils on their heads and sharks with curlicuing lower jaws. In […] Read More


Bonobo

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Hominidae
Genus
Pan
Scientific Name
Pan paniscus

Fun Fact: Shares 97% of the same DNA as humans!

Bonobos, first discovered in the 1920s, were originally referred to as the pygmy Chimpanzee. In fact, these great apes were not classified as their own species, separate from the common chimpanzee, until 1954. While like the chimpanzee, this species has a flatter and smaller head, longer legs, and a slender body. The bonobo is an […] Read More


Booby

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Pelecaniformes
Family
Sulidae
Genus
Sula

Fun Fact: Seabirds found across the South Pacific!

“Booby birds have a wingspan of around 5 feet” The booby is a seabird living on the coasts of Central and South America. Boobies are carnivorous birds who eat anchovies, mackerel, sardines, and squid. These feathered creatures appear awkward while walking on land but are excellent fliers and divers. They can live up to 17 […] Read More


Borador

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Boradors make excellent police dogs and are used often on search and rescue missions.

Boradors make excellent police dogs and are used often on search and rescue missions. Boradors are a dog bred from Labrador retriever and border collie lines. As the descendent of an energetic working dog lineage on two sides, the borador is an intelligent, spirited canine who needs lots of activity both to burn off boundless […] Read More


Border Collie

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Highly intelligent and alert breed!

The Border Collie is considered the world’s best herding dog and the most intelligent breed. In 2020, it was ranked as the 35th most popular dog breed in America, and it is the UK’s 12th most popular dog breed overall. The athletic dog needs to stay busy by having a job to do and exercise […] Read More


Border Terrier

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis Lupus

Fun Fact: Small, rough-coated breed of terrier!

Border terriers can truly be described as “everything in moderation” when it comes to their dimensions, temperament and behavior. The breed is strong and sturdy despite its smaller size, which makes it a perfect fit for the rough countryside it was bred to traverse. These dogs originated from fringe areas of England and Scotland along […] Read More


Bordoodle

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia

Fun Fact: Bordoodles are much quieter than other Doodles and require far less exercise.

Bordoodles are descended from a purebred border collie and a purebred poodle. The genetics of these two breeds can fall very differently in every litter, which explains the variety of different bordoodle appearances that are available from different breeders. The bordoodle is an adorable Doodle dog that is crossed between a poodle and a border […] Read More


Borkie

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Most Borkies inherit the signature howl of their Beagle parent.

A Borkie’s howl is similar to its Beagle parent. Breed a Beagle with a Yorkshire Terrier and you get a Borkie! Like many other ‘designer dogs’ Borkies date back to the 1990s. ‘Designer dogs’ are the result of breeding two purebred canines to get a puppy that possesses the best qualities of each parent. Borkies […] Read More


Bornean Orang-utan

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Hominidae
Genus
Pongo
Scientific Name
Pongo pygmaeus

Fun Fact: Known to use large leaves as umbrellas!

Bornean Orang-utan Classification and Evolution The Bornean Orang-utan is a large primate species that is found inhabiting the humid tropical jungles of Borneo. Also known as the Red Ape, the Bornean Orang-utan is the second largest ape species in the world (after the Gorilla) and is the largest tree-dwelling animal on the planet. Although the […] Read More


Borneo Elephant

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Proboscidea
Family
Elephantidae
Genus
Elephas
Scientific Name
Elephas maximus borneensis

Fun Fact: The smallest species of elephant!

The Borneo elephant is a subspecies of the Asian elephant and the only member of the species to reside on the island of Borneo. This subspecies also goes by the alternative name of pygmy elephant. However, there is nothing small about this gigantic creature. By any measurement, it is still the largest land animal on […] Read More


Boston Terrier

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Friendly, lovable and very strong!

Boston Terriers are small dogs with black and white coloring. In the 1870s English Bulldogs and English White Terriers (now extinct) were crossbred, making a dog known as a Hooper’s Judge. In the years following, these dogs were crossbred with English Bull Terriers, Pit Bull Terrier, Boxers, and French Bulldogs. This crossbreeding gave us the […] Read More


Bottlenose Dolphin

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Cetacea
Family
Delphinidae
Genus
Tursiops
Scientific Name
Tursiops Truncatus

Fun Fact: Stays in groups from 15 to 2,000 in number!'

The bottlenose dolphin is one of nature’s most intelligent species  The bottlenose dolphin is a well-known species of dolphin that lives across the world and is known for its incredible intelligence. Bottlenose dolphins are one of the few species that have demonstrated self-recognition and have a highly developed spoken language that scientists believe closely resembles […] Read More


Bouvier Des Flandres

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: The name Bouvier des Flandres means cowherd of Flanders in French

The Bouvier Des Flandres is also known as the vuilbaard (dirty beard), koehond (cow dog), and toucher de boeuf or pic (cattle driver). The Bouvier des Flandres (pronounced boo-vee-ay duh Flan-derz) is a Flemish herding dog that may have arisen from crosses between European hounds and local farm dogs. Today Flanders refers to the Dutch-speaking […] Read More


Bowfin

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Amiiformes
Family
Amiidae
Genus
Amia
Scientific Name
Amia calva

Fun Fact: The bowfin is a primitive fish that first evolved in the Jurassic

The bowfin fish is a large and tenacious predator that lurks within America’s freshwater bodies, gobbling up smaller prey that passes by. The modern bowfin species descends from an ancient line of fish that dates back to the Jurassic period some 145 to 200 million years ago. It is sometimes called a “primitive fish” or […] Read More


Bowhead Whale

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Balaenidae
Genus
Balaena
Scientific Name
Balaena mysticetus

Fun Fact: Bowhead Whales can make hundreds of distinct songs they use to communicate with one another.

Bowhead Whales were given their name because of their very large triangular skull that they use to break through heavy ice to come up for air. Bowhead Whales live in the very cold Arctic and subarctic waters. Bowheads are believed to be the longest-living mammal; they can live for 200 years or more. They have […] Read More


Box Turtle

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Testudines
Family
Emydidae
Genus
Terrapene
Scientific Name
Terrapene carolina

Fun Fact: This reptile has an S-shaped neck allowing it to pull its entire head into its shell.

“A box turtle’s walking speed is 0.25mph” The most notable feature of a common box turtle is its dark brown or black shell featuring a bright yellow pattern. These turtles belong to the American pond turtle family. They live in forests and fields eating insects, fruit, roots, and small amphibians. Like many other types of […] Read More


Boxador

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Boxadors are extremely smart and catch onto backyard games very quickly!

The loyalty and affectionate temperament of a Boxador makes it an excellent emotional support dog. A Boxador is a mix between a purebred Boxer and a Labrador Retriever. It’s a member of the hybrid group. The history of the Boxador only goes back a couple of decades. It’s believed to have originated in America. Boxadors […] Read More


Boxer Dog

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Bright, energetic and playful!

Boxers have a very distinct black square-jawed appearance. Boxers are a medium- to large-breed of a dog. They have a short coat that is either fawn, white, or brindled in color. Some Boxers also have white markings on their coat. Their jaws are quite strong, which helped them hold on to prey. Boxers were bred […] Read More


Boxerdoodle

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: The Boxerdoodle has a strong hunting dog lineage.

The Boxerdoodle actually has a strong lineage as a hunting dog. The Boxer was originally bred as a large hunter with a strong prey drive, while the Poodle was bred to retrieve game from the water. The Boxerdoodle is a unique combination of a purebred Boxer and Poodle. Physically, these two breeds are quite different […] Read More


Boxsky

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Boxers were bred to be working war dogs, and their boxsky descendants still love to help out on ranches and other outdoor jobs.

Boxers were once bred to be war dogs who performed security duties and carried messages. Meanwhile, huskies were bred to be sled dogs who ran for long distances. Breeders created the boxsky to have a perfect hybrid of these loyal and hardworking tendencies. The boxsky is an adorable mix between a Siberian Husky and a […] Read More


Boxweiler

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Boxweilers come in a variety of colors, but they usually feature the subtle brindle pattern that their boxer parents are so famous for.

Boxweilers come in a variety of colors, but they usually feature the subtle brindle pattern that their boxer parents are so famous for. You’ll find tan, brown, and grey brindle patterns on nearly all of these adorable dogs. Most boxweiler breeders work hard to curate beautiful coats for this rare but beloved crossbreed. The boxweiler […] Read More


Boykin Spaniel

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Enthusiastic working dog!

In addition to making a great companion as a hunting dog, the Boykin Spaniel can also make an excellent family pet. They are very eager to please and loving. The Boykin Spaniel was bred in the early 1900s in South Carolina. Whit Boykin, a local expert on dogs and breeding, modeled the breed after a […] Read More


Brazilian Terrier

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Small body and tri-coloured coat!

Once grown, Brazilian Terriers became working dogs on coffee and rubber plantations where they proved themselves outstanding rodent hunters. In the late 19th century, it was common for Brazilian students to complete their education in the UK. Experts speculate that this is how Jack Russell Terriers first came to be imported into the country. These […] Read More


British Timber

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact:

Bred as a way to combine certain dog breeds with wolves, British Timber is based on the Northern Inuit dog as a type of sub-breed. They are also called a Tamaskan dog or a Northern Inuit, which are all considered to be wolf look-alikes or wolf types. Their genetic line also includes the Alaskan Malamute, […] Read More


Brittany

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: The breed was formerly known as the Brittany spaniel

The first references to the Brittany’s existence come from paintings and tapestries of the 17th century. Named after the northwestern French region in which it was first developed, the Brittany is a sturdy and robust hunting dog that specializes in different types of fowl, including ducks, woodcocks, partridges, and pheasants. It originated between the 17th […] Read More


Brookesia Micra

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Chamaeleonidae
Genus
Brookesia
Scientific Name
Brookesia micra

Fun Fact: Brookesia micra can curl up and pretend to be a dead leaf if it’s threatened.

“One of the world’s tiniest chameleons!” Part of a group of tiny chameleons that live only on an island off the coast of Madagascar, the Brookesia Micra was, until recently, thought to be the tiniest chameleon on earth and one of the smallest of the reptiles in general. It may be surpassed by a relative […] Read More


Brown Bear

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Ursidae
Genus
Ursus
Scientific Name
Ursus arctos

Fun Fact: A dominant predator in it's environment!

“Brown bears are often called “grizzly bears.” Brown Bears are animals that are found in many parts of North America and Eurasia, where the bears inhabit wooded and mountainous areas. The brown bear is also the national animal for a number of states in North America, Europe and Asia. 4 Amazing Brown Bear Facts The brown bear is the […] Read More


Brown Hyena

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Hyaenidae
Genus
Hyaena
Scientific Name
Hyaena brunnea

Fun Fact: They don’t laugh

Residents of southern Africa, brown hyenas are the rarest species of hyenas. With their scraggly hair and spindly legs, they regularly rank among Africa’s five ugliest animals, and the largest population sticks to the Kalahari Desert. Hyena behavior is fascinating. Dr. Kay Holekamp, who’s studied the animals and their habitats, once likened her work to […] Read More


Brug

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: These small, confident dogs have no fear of approaching much larger dogs.

The confidence of a Brug means it has no fear in approaching dogs ten times its size. A Brug dog has a level of confidence that far outsizes its small body. This canine is a mix between a Brussels Griffon and a Pug. It’s unclear exactly when and where the Brug originated, but each of […] Read More


Brussels Griffon

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivors
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: The Brussels Griffon prefers to live with another dog so they have a companion to play with.

The Brussels Griffon is a mix of multiple breeds, including the Pug, English Toy Spaniel, and Affenpinscher. They were adored by nobility and the working class alike, though an official standard for its appearance was not set until 1883. Originally developed as a mixed breed centuries ago, the Brussels Griffon has been a beloved animal […] Read More


Budgerigar

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Psittaciformes
Family
Psittacidae
Genus
Melopsittacus
Scientific Name
Melopsittacus undulatus

Fun Fact: Natively found in Australia!

Budgerigars, or budgies, are small, brightly colored Australian birds Adult males and females of these creatures usually have green and yellow coloring on their chests and back. The head and back feathers also have varying patterns of black markings. Males have blue coloring around their beaks while females have pink or purple coloring in that […] Read More


Buffalo

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Bovidae
Genus
Syncerus
Scientific Name
Syncerus caffer

Fun Fact: Has no real natural predators!

Increasingly threatened by human development What this lumbering African bovine lacks in style, it makes up for in substance. Not to be confused with American bison, the African Buffalo is an animal that can adapt to a wide variety of habitats, runs up to 37 miles per hour and literally cannot be tamed. Over their […] Read More


Bull Shark

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Carcharhiniformes
Family
Carcharhinidae
Genus
Carcharhinus
Scientific Name
Carcharhinus Leucas

Fun Fact: Unpredictable and aggressive temperament!

Sharks that can live in freshwater Bull sharks get their name from the short, blunt shape of their snouts and their aggressive behavior. They also usually butt prey with their heads before attacking. These sharks are found in warm coastal waters less than 100 feet (30 m) deep, but they can swim far up freshwater […] Read More


Bull Terrier

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis Lupus

Fun Fact: Needs to be kept active!

Bull terriers are high-energy, strong dogs known for their friendliness and persistence. Bull terriers have an independent streak which can make them challenging to train. This dog has a sad history that dates back to 13th century Britain. A group of dogs would participate in a sporting, or blood sport competition known as bullbaiting. The […] Read More


Bulldog

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Friendly, loving and docile!

Commonly known as the English or British bulldog, the bulldog is a medium-sized and hefty dog with a muscular body. It has a wrinkled face and a nose that is ‘pushed-in’ They are known to be kind as well as courageous in nature. These dogs are also extremely friendly. It has also been said that […] Read More


Bullfrog

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Ranidae
Genus
Lithobates
Scientific Name
Lithobates catesbeianus

Fun Fact: Has loud cow-like calls!

Bullfrog is a semi-aquatic frog, primarily know for the loud call sounds it makes. Found in both Canada and the US, they are the largest frogs that naturally exist in North America. Thanks to the human migration of these frogs, bullfrogs can now be found in South America. The definition of a bullfrog has expanded […] Read More


Bullmastiff

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis Lupus

Fun Fact: Courageous, loyal and calm!

The Bullmastiff is a very loyal and loving dog to the people they know and trust. Since they were bred to protect, this breed is also very brave. Bullmastiffs were bred by mixing Bulldogs and Mastiffs in England. They were bred to parole country estates and protect them against poachers. These large dogs with their […] Read More


Bumblebee

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Hymenoptera
Family
Apidae
Genus
Bombus
Scientific Name
Bombus

Fun Fact: The most common species of bee!

The common bumblebee is one of the most social species on Earth. They congregate in vast colonies of fellow workers. Led by a queen, bumblebees are almost a model of order and discipline. They cooperate, raise the young together, and divide up labor. Each bee has a specific role to promote the overall health and […] Read More


Burmese

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Felis
Scientific Name
Felis catus

Fun Fact: Adoring, elegant and affectionate!

The Burmese is a friendly and affectionate cat breed that loves to be around people. It has few of the aloof and independent qualities that characterize many other breeds of cat. The first true Burmese cats arose in the early 20th century from attempts to create a new breed from the closely related Siamese cat. […] Read More


Burmese Python

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Pythonidae
Genus
Python
Scientific Name
Python bivittatus

Fun Fact: These snakes can swallow their prey as whole.

Burmese pythons have beautifully patterned skin and have a rapid growth rate. For anyone looking to adopt a new reptile, the Burmese python should be reserved for individuals that have more experience with this type of animal. Far too many adopters end up neglecting them, releasing them into the wild instead. By nature, the Burmese […] Read More


Burrowing Frog

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Myobatrachidae
Genus
Heleioporus

Fun Fact: Found close to marshes, streams and lakes!

“Some burrowing frogs can spend their entire lives underground!” Burrowing frogs are amphibians that dig themselves into the ground, and they can remain there for extremely long periods of time. They possess muscular arms and legs to aid in digging, and they make their homes near slow-moving, almost stagnant bodies of water. Eastern owl frogs […] Read More


Bush Baby

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Galagidae

Fun Fact: In a series of leaps, this creature can cover almost 30 feet of distance in just a few seconds.

“Bush babies can leap over 30 feet of ground in just seconds” Bush babies are primates that live in Africa. They are sometimes called lesser bush babies, galagos, or nagapies. Bush babies are nocturnal and spend most of their time high up in the trees also called the canopy. They’re omnivores eating fruit, insects, tree […] Read More


Butterfly

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera

Fun Fact: There are thought to be up 20,000 species!

There are many different types of butterflies in the world, like swallowtails and monarchs. They come in all different colors, including blue, white, pink, and browns. The life cycle of each butterfly starts out as a larva before it finally morphs into a beautiful butterfly. Butterflies are found on every continent, except Antarctica. 5 Incredible […] Read More


Butterfly Fish

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Perciformes
Family
Chaetodontidae
Scientific Name
Chaetodontidae

Fun Fact: There are more than 100 different species!

The butterfly fish is a family of tropical marine animals that have adapted to life in and around coral reefs. The seemingly endless permutations of beautiful colors and patterns give each species an entirely distinctive appearance, much like the famous insect for which it’s named. In fact, the vivid appearance and rather docile personality have […] Read More



Alphabetical List of Animals That Start with B

Our Newest Animals that Start with the Letter B

The most recently added Animals that start with the letter B.

A Balkan Lynx
Balkan Lynx

The Balkan lynx communicates mostly with its ears

A Barbet
Barbet

This dog has the nickname ‘Mud dog’ because it likes to play in muddy, swamp-like areas.

A Brug
Brug

These small, confident dogs have no fear of approaching much larger dogs.

Animals that start with the letter B, including the Brown Bear & Bumblebee.