Animals that Start with B

Read below for information on 202 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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List of Animals That Start with B

Animals that Start with B – Pictures and Facts

A Babirusa

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

A Baboon

Can travel more than four miles a day!

A Bactrian Camel
Bactrian Camel

The camel with two humps!

A Badger

Can reach speeds of 30 km/h!

A Baiji

Baijis use echolocation to find food in the Yangtze River.

A Baird’s Rat Snake
Baird’s Rat Snake

Baird’s rat snake subdues its prey through suffocation.

A Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

Bald eagles have 20/5 vision, which is much sharper than a human's

A Baleen Whale
Baleen Whale

“Sings” a whale song during breeding season.

A Balinese

Playful and energetic breed!

A Balkan Lynx
Balkan Lynx

The Balkan lynx communicates mostly with its ears

A Bamboo Worms
Bamboo Worms

Bamboo worms are the larvae of moths that are eaten as a delicious snack in some parts of Asia.

A Banana Eel
Banana Eel

Named for the yellow body and brown spots that make it look like a banana.

A Banana Spider
Banana Spider

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

A Banded Krait
Banded Krait

What often prevents more people from falling victim is that the banded krait does not always inject venom in a defensive bite. It saves the venom for hunting prey instead.

A Banded Palm Civet
Banded Palm Civet

Markings give it camouflage!

A Bandicoot

Bandicoot Many species are endangered or extinct!

A Banjo Catfish
Banjo Catfish

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

A Barb

There are over 1768 known species!

A Barbet

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

A Barn Owl
Barn Owl

Found everywhere around the world!

A Barn Swallow
Barn Swallow

Older offspring help care for new hatchlings.

A Barnacle

Closely related to crabs and lobsters!

A Barracuda

Can grow to nearly 2 meters long!

A Barramundi Fish
Barramundi Fish

Scale rings indicate age

A Barred Owl
Barred Owl

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

A Basenji Dog
Basenji Dog

Alert, affectionate and energetic!

A Basilisk Lizard
Basilisk Lizard

Can run/walk on water.

A Bassador

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

A Basset Fauve de Bretagne
Basset Fauve de Bretagne

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

A Basset Hound
Basset Hound

Forget the training when not rewarded!

A Bassetoodle

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

A Bat

Detects prey using echolocation!

A Batfish

The batfish has a lure on its head to attract prey

A Bavarian Mountain Hound
Bavarian Mountain Hound

Calm, quiet and poised!

A Baya

The baya constructs a massive nest out of plant fibers

A Bea-Tzu

The Bea-Tzu has a fast-growing coat

A Beabull

An excellent companion for cats!

A Beagador

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

A Beagle

Have become popular family pets!

A Beagle Shepherd
Beagle Shepherd

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

A Beaglier

These dogs have great sniffer abilities

A Beago

Beagos are good swimmers like their Golden Retriever parent.

A Bear

There are 8 different species!

A Bearded Collie
Bearded Collie

Weekly brushing is mandatory!

A Bearded Dragon
Bearded Dragon

Can grow to up 24 inches long!

A Bearded Vulture
Bearded Vulture

These birds eat a diet of bones

A Beaski

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

A Beauceron

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

A Beauty rat snake
Beauty rat snake

Beauty Rat Snakes are relatively harmless if left undisturbed, only attempting to bite out of fear.

A Beaver

Builds a dam from sticks and leaves!

A Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs

Bed bugs feed for 4-12 minutes.

A Bedlington Terrier
Bedlington Terrier

Highly active and intelligent dogs!

A Bee

Rock paintings of bees date back 15,000 years

A Beefalo

Beefalo meat is leaner and higher in protein than beef

A Beetle

There are more than 350,000 different species

A Belgian Shepherd
Belgian Shepherd

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

A Belgian Tervuren
Belgian Tervuren

The first breed to win an AKC Herding Championship.

A Beluga Sturgeon
Beluga Sturgeon

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

A Bengal Tiger
Bengal Tiger

The most numerous species of tiger!

A Bergamasco

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

A Berger Picard
Berger Picard

Berger means shepherd in French

A Bernedoodle

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.

A Bernese Mountain Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog

Very loyal, faithful and affectionate!

A Bernese Shepherd
Bernese Shepherd

Bernese shepherds prefer cool climates

A Betta Fish (Siamese Fighting Fish)
Betta Fish (Siamese Fighting Fish)

Can live in low-oxygen environments!

A Bichir

The bichir species is more than 400 million years old

A Bichon Frise
Bichon Frise

Gentle mannered, playful and affectionate!

A Bichpoo

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

A Biewer Terrier
Biewer Terrier

A toy terrier dog and is elegant and tri-colored.

A Bighorn Sheep
Bighorn Sheep

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

A Bilby

In Australia, the chocolate bilby replaces the chocolate bunny for Easter.

A Binturong

Also known as the Asian Bearcat!

A Bird

Not all birds are able to fly!

A Bird Of Paradise
Bird Of Paradise

There are around 50 different species!

A Bird Snake
Bird Snake

Usambara vine snakes sit perfectly still and sway in the wind like a stick.

A Birman

Also known as the Sacred Cat of Burma!

A Biscuit Beetle
Biscuit Beetle

The biscuit beetle form a symbiotic relationship with yeast

A Bismarck Ringed Python
Bismarck Ringed Python

When these snakes are babies, they look like Halloween snakes with their bright orange and black bands.

A Bison

Largest mammal in North America!

A Black And Tan Coonhound
Black And Tan Coonhound

This dog has its own unique howl.

A Black Mamba
Black Mamba

Black mambas are the longest venomous snake in Africa, and second longest in the world.

A Black Marlin
Black Marlin

Every black marlin is born as a female.

A Black Rat Snake
Black Rat Snake

They're also called black pilot snakes due to a myth that they "pilot" venomous snakes to a den where they can go into brumation for the winter.

A Black Rhinoceros
Black Rhinoceros

Horns can grow to 1.5m!

A Black Russian Terrier
Black Russian Terrier

Confident, calm and highly intelligent!

A Black Wasp
Black Wasp

The great black wasp is a species of digger wasp.

A Black Widow Spider
Black Widow Spider

They typically prey on insects!

A Black Witch Moth
Black Witch Moth

Some folklore associate Black Witch Moths with bad luck (and even death!), while other associates them with good fortune.

A Black-Capped Chickadee
Black-Capped Chickadee

Black-capped chickadees weigh less than half an ounce!

A Black-Footed Ferret
Black-Footed Ferret

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

A Black-headed python
Black-headed python

Black-headed pythons gather heat with their heads while their bodies stay hidden and safe.

A Blacknose Shark
Blacknose Shark

When threatened, Blacknose sharks raise their head, arch their back, and lower their pectoral fins.

A Blackpoll Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler

They migrate for the longest distance of any warbler.

A Blacktip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark

They move in and out of mangrove swamps with the tides.

A Bladefin Basslet
Bladefin Basslet

The tiny bladefin basslet belongs to the same subfamily as the giant grouper, Epinephelinae.

A Blanket Octopus
Blanket Octopus

Females can weigh up to 40,000 times more than their partners.

A Blind Snake
Blind Snake

The blind snake is often mistaken for a worm.

A Blister Beetle
Blister Beetle

Blister Beetles are attracted to lights at night.

A Blobfish

One of the ugliest creatures in existence!

A Blood Python
Blood Python

Blood pythons are so called because of the blood red markings on their skin.

A Bloodhound

Affectionate, gentle and even-tempered!

A Blue Belly Lizard
Blue Belly Lizard

This species can detach its tail to escape from predators

A Blue Catfish
Blue Catfish

It's a strong fighter when caught on a fishing line

A Blue Eyed Pleco
Blue Eyed Pleco

Can live safely with many types of fish.

A Blue Gray Gnatcatcher
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher

Joy and happiness are the spiritual meaning of this bird.

A Blue grosbeak
Blue grosbeak

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

A Blue Jay
Blue Jay

Blue jays rub ants on their feather to remove harmful acids

A Blue Lacy Dog
Blue Lacy Dog

Originated in Texas in the mid 1800s!

A Blue Picardy Spaniel
Blue Picardy Spaniel

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

A Blue Racer
Blue Racer

Some blue racers have smooth scales that are solid electric blue while others are grayish or brownish.

A Blue Shark
Blue Shark

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

A Blue Tit
Blue Tit

The blue tit can hang upside down from branches

A Blue Whale
Blue Whale

The largest animal on Earth

A Blue-Ringed Octopus
Blue-Ringed Octopus

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

A Bluefin Tuna
Bluefin Tuna

The bluefin is one of the largest fish in the world

A Bluegill

The world record for longest bluegill is 15 inches.

A Bluetick Coonhound
Bluetick Coonhound

Has an uncanny knack for problem-solving!

A Bobcat

About double the size of a domestic cat!

A Bobolink

In spring, the male bobolink is the only North American bird who is dark below and light colored above. This makes identification easy.

A Boelen’s python
Boelen’s python

A single hatchling can go for over $5,000 as a pet.

A Boggle

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

A Boglen Terrier
Boglen Terrier

Boglen terriers are also occasionally known as boggles.

A Bolivian Anaconda
Bolivian Anaconda

This is a newly described species! In 2002, scientists realized they had a different species in Bolivia.

A Bolognese Dog
Bolognese Dog

From the northern Italian city of Bologna!

A Bombay

Bred to look like a black panther!

A Bongo

Long and heavy spiralled horns!

A Bonito Fish
Bonito Fish

May eat squid or other small invertebrate ocean life

A Bonnethead Shark
Bonnethead Shark

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

A Bonobo

Shares 97% of the same DNA as humans!

A Booby

Seabirds found across the South Pacific!

A Borador

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

A Border Collie
Border Collie

Highly intelligent and alert breed!

A Border Terrier
Border Terrier

Small, rough-coated breed of terrier!

A Bordoodle

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

A Borkie

Most Borkies inherit the signature howl of their Beagle parent.

A Bornean Orang-utan
Bornean Orang-utan

Known to use large leaves as umbrellas!

A Borneo Elephant
Borneo Elephant

The smallest species of elephant!

A Boston Terrier
Boston Terrier

Friendly, lovable and very strong!

A Bottlenose Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin

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

A Bouvier Des Flandres
Bouvier Des Flandres

The name Bouvier des Flandres means cowherd of Flanders in French

A Bowfin

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

A Bowhead Whale
Bowhead Whale

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

A Box Turtle
Box Turtle

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

A Boxachi Dog Breed Complete Guide
Boxachi Dog Breed Complete Guide

A Boxachi’s size can vary, so you won’t know how big they will get unless you adopt an adult. However, 40 pounds is the maximum weight they can reach.

A Boxador

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

A Boxer Dog
Boxer Dog

Bright, energetic and playful!

A Boxerdoodle

The Boxerdoodle has a strong hunting dog lineage.

A Boxfish

Can release a toxin from its skin

A Boxsky

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

A Boxweiler

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

A Boykin Spaniel
Boykin Spaniel

Enthusiastic working dog!

A Brachiosaurus

Palentologists originally believed that brachiosaurus lived in the water, but they lived on land.

A Brazilian Terrier
Brazilian Terrier

Small body and tri-coloured coat!

A Bredl’s Python
Bredl’s Python

These snakes love to climb trees, and young snakes often hide high in the branches.

A Brittany

The breed was formerly known as the Brittany spaniel

A Brontosaurus

Their necks had air pockets that kept them light and relatively easy to maneuver.

A Bronze Whaler Shark
Bronze Whaler Shark

The Bronze Whaler Sharks only hunt in large groups.

A Brook Trout
Brook Trout

The Brook Trout is actually part of the salmon family, making it not technically a trout.

A Brookesia Micra
Brookesia Micra

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

A Brown Bear
Brown Bear

A dominant predator in it's environment!

A Brown Dog Tick
Brown Dog Tick

Can live its entire life indoors

A Brown Hyena
Brown Hyena

They don’t laugh

A Brown Snake
Brown Snake

Causes the most snake bite deaths in Australia!

A Brown-banded Cockroach
Brown-banded Cockroach

Females glue egg cases to furniture

A Brug

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

A Brussels Griffon
Brussels Griffon

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

A Budgerigar

Natively found in Australia!

A Buffalo

Has no real natural predators!

A Bull and Terrier
Bull and Terrier

Bull and Terriers were explicitly bred for bull-baiting, a savage blood sport where certain dog breeds would attack an angered bull tied to a pole.

A Bull Shark
Bull Shark

Unpredictable and aggressive temperament!

A Bull Terrier
Bull Terrier

Needs to be kept active!

A Bull Trout
Bull Trout

The bull trout is not actually a trout, but a member of the char family.

A Bulldog

Friendly, loving and docile!

A Bullfrog

Has loud cow-like calls!

A Bullmastiff

Courageous, loyal and calm!

A Bullsnake

Considered “The farmer’s friend” because it eats mice and other vermin.

A Bumblebee

The most common species of bee!

A Burmese

Adoring, elegant and affectionate!

A Burmese Python
Burmese Python

These snakes can swallow their prey as whole.

A Burrowing Frog
Burrowing Frog

Found close to marshes, streams and lakes!

A Burrowing Owl
Burrowing Owl

The burrowing owl lives in underground burrows

A Bush Baby
Bush Baby

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

A Bush Viper
Bush Viper

Bush vipers are predators, sinking their fangs into prey while dangling from a tree limb

A Butterfly

There are thought to be up 17,500 species!

A Butterfly Fish
Butterfly Fish

There are more than 100 different species!

A Bengal Tiger
Bengal Tiger

The most numerous species of tiger!

A Boston Terrier
Boston Terrier

Friendly, lovable and very strong!

Our Newest Animals that Start with the Letter B

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

A Brook Trout
Brook Trout

The Brook Trout is actually part of the salmon family, making it not technically a trout.

A Bull and Terrier
Bull and Terrier

Bull and Terriers were explicitly bred for bull-baiting, a savage blood sport where certain dog breeds would attack an angered bull tied to a pole.

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