Animals that Start with C

Updated: October 11, 2022
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Read below for information on 193 different animals that start with the letter C, from caiman to cuttlefish. The most popular animal that starts with C is the cheetah – the world’s fastest land mammal. The least popular is the common loon, also known as the Great Northern Diver. Some fun facts about C name animals are:

  • Camels can survive without water for up to 10 months!
  • Crocodiles are one of the planet’s oldest species with very little having changed in 200 million years.
  • Chameleons can change their skin color to blue, red, orange, green, black, brown, yellow, turquoise, and even pink.

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Alphabetical List of Animals That Start with C


Animals that Start with C

Cabbage Moth

Cabbage Moth Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Noctuidae
Genus
Mamestra
Scientific Name
Mamestra brassicae

Fun Fact: Cabbage moths are named after the vegetable they find the tastiest.

Gardeners are no strangers to pesky Cabbage Moths. This nondescript-looking moth wreaks havoc on a variety of vegetables. While they are named for one of the plants they deem tastiest, gardeners know that they can be found on everything from broccoli to tomatoes. With a widespread area, many people are familiar with these pests. Learn […] Read More


Cactus Moth

Cactus Moth Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Pyralidae
Genus
Cactoblastis
Scientific Name
C. cactorum

Fun Fact: Cactus moths can cause serious damage to cacti in locations where they have no predators.

If you live in an area with a lot of cacti, chances are you are familiar with cactus moths. These pests are not dangerous to people but can cause quite a bit of damage to cacti, especially prickly pear. To help control the growth of prickly pear cacti, some areas have introduced this South American […] Read More


Cactus Mouse

Cactus Mouse Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Cricetidae
Genus
Peromyscus
Scientific Name
Peromyscus erimicus

Fun Fact: In hot temperatures, they lower their metabolism and become inactive to reduce the amount of water they need to survive

“Able to slow its metabolism during hot weather to reduce the amount of water it needs to survive.” The cactus mouse of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico is a small rodent with large eyes, a pointed snout, large ears, hair over most of its body, and a lengthy tail. They are commonly confused […] Read More


Cactus Wren

Cactus Wren Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Troglodytidae
Genus
Campylorhynchus
Scientific Name
Campylorhynchus Brunneicapillus

Fun Fact: It is the largest wren in the United States

“Their raspy song sounds like a car engine that won’t start.” If you’ve ever taken a hike through a desert trail in the Southwestern United States, you may have had a scratchy, mechanical serenade. The cactus wren is a staple in these desert environments, whether perched on cacti or hopping around on the dry, dusty […] Read More


Caecilian

Caecilian Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Gymnophiona
Family
Caecilidae
Genus
Caecilia Linnaeus
Scientific Name
Apoda

Fun Fact: Some species' babies use their hooked or scraper-like teeth to peel off and eat their mother's skin

“There are 192 species around the world, ranging in size from 3 inches to 5 feet long!” Caecilians are smooth-skinned, limbless amphibians that range in size from three inches to five feet long. Some of the 192 species native to wet and tropical regions look like earthworms and other larger species look like snakes. Some […] Read More


Caiman

Caiman Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Crocodilia
Family
Alligatoridae
Genus
Caimaninae
Scientific Name
Caiman crocodilus, Melanosuchus niger, Caiman yacare, Paleosuchus palpebrosus, Paleosuchus trigonatus, Caiman latirostris

Fun Fact: Can grow to up 6 meters long!

Caiman Classification and Evolution There are six species of caiman found in a variety of wetland habitats throughout Central and South America. Caimans are animals that are most closely related to alligators with which they share a number of similar characteristics. Like other crocodilians (a group of reptiles that includes crocodiles, alligators, caimans and gharials), […] Read More


Caiman Lizard

Caiman Lizard Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Teiidae
Genus
Dracaena

Fun Fact: Caiman lizards are among the largest lizards.

“The Caiman Lizard is one of the biggest lizard species of the Americas” Caiman lizards are a large semiaquatic reptile species originating in South America. The Caiman lizard is one of around 5,000 species of lizards. Occasionally referred to as water tegus, these lizards love the water and are fantastic swimmers. Although considerably smaller than […] Read More


Cairn Terrier

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

Fun Fact: Intelligent, lively and strong!

Toto from The Wizard of Oz was a female Cairn Terrier named Terry. The Cairn Terrier existed long before 1909. It is that year, breeders brought them to the United Kingdom named then Short-haired Skye Terriers. Because of opposition from Skye Terrier breeders, the original name for this breed was not acceptable to the Kennel […] Read More


California Condor

California Condor Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Accipitriformes
Family
Cathartidae
Genus
Cathartidae
Scientific Name
Gymnogyps californianu

Fun Fact: They are the largest bird in North America

“They have an extremely slow reproduction rate.” California condors are the largest bird in North America and have been around for at least 40,000 years. With a nine-foot-long wingspan, these majestic birds soar in the sky over the wild open country of the Southwest. Unfortunately, these birds are a rare sight due to their critically […] Read More


California Kingsnake

California Kingsnake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Lampropeltis
Scientific Name
Lampropeltis californiae

Fun Fact: A full-grown California kingsnake can be about 3.5 feet long, though there are some cases in Mexico of the snake being almost twice this size.

The California kingsnake is bold and beautiful, found along the west coast of the United States and Mexico. Adorned with contrasting bands or stripes along its body, this friendly reptile is often sold as a pet for a low price, depending on age and genetics. They are not poisonous or venomous, but they might still […] Read More


California Tarantula

California Tarantula Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Arachnida
Order
Araneae
Family
Theraphosidae
Genus
Aphonopelma
Scientific Name
Aphonopelma californicum

Fun Fact: They can go for months without eating!

They migrate across the southwest in the fall. The California tarantula is a medium-sized brown tarantula found in California, Arizona and Texas. Their bodies and legs are covered in brown hairs that give them a furry look. They have eight long segmented legs with two additional arm-like pedipalps at the front of their bodies. California […] Read More


Camel

Camel Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Camelidae
Genus
Camelus
Scientific Name
Camelus dromedarius

Fun Fact: Can survive without water for 10 months!

Camel Classification and Evolution The Camel (also known as the Dromedary Camel, the Arabian Camel and the One-Humped Camel) is a large hoofed animal that is most commonly found in the hot deserts of Northern Africa and the Middle East. Thought to have been first domesticated by native people more than 5,000 years ago, these […] Read More


Camel Cricket

Camel Cricket Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Orthoptera
Family
Rhaphidophoridae

Fun Fact: The camel crickets that are found in the USA are light brown in color. They also have dark streaks all over their body.

Camel crickets are also called spider crickets, sand treaders, camelback crickets and cave crickets. They take their name from their uniquely shaped bodies that many say remind them of a camel’s hump. These crickets that do not chirp love warm and moist environments like are found in greenhouses, but they may end up living in […] Read More


Camel Spider

Camel Spider Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Arachnida
Order
Solifugae
Family
Solpugidae

Fun Fact: Fast, carnivorous arachnid with a painful bite.

Camel spiders can move as fast as 10 miles per hour! Camel spiders can be found in areas with dry climates throughout the world – including the Middle East, Mexico, and the southwestern area of the United States. Also known as wind scorpions, sun spiders, and solifuges, camel spiders tend to dwell in deserts and […] Read More


Canaan Dog

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

Fun Fact: Has a strong survival instinct!

The Canaan dog is a rare desert breed that is native to the Arabian peninsula and is recognized as the national dog of Israel. The Canaan is one of the oldest breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. Evidence for its ancient origins has been revealed in archeological digs. The ancient Ashkelon dog cemetery in […] Read More


Canada Lynx

Canada Lynx Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Lynx
Scientific Name
Lynx canadensis

Fun Fact: They have natural snowshoes

The Canada Lynx is known as the Climbing Cat! If you visit the woods in Canada and the Northern United States, do not be surprised if you see a cat high above your head. The Canadian lynx spends a lot of time in trees so that they can jump down on snow hares. It has […] Read More


Canada Warbler

Canada Warbler Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Parulidae
Genus
Cardellina
Scientific Name
Cardellina canadensis

Fun Fact: These birds travel more than 3,000 miles during migration!

Canada warblers travel over 3,000 miles migrating from South America to the United States and Canada. The Canada warbler’s bright yellow feathers make it a standout in the world of birds! It’s a carnivore or more specifically an insectivore, eating mosquitoes, flies, moths, and caterpillars. It’s known for its cheerful, trilling song full of ‘chip-chips’ […] Read More


Canadian Eskimo Dog

Canadian Eskimo Dog Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact:

The ancient Canadian Eskimo dog comes from the Canadian Arctic regions. These sled dogs are known for their exceptional energy and stamina and are hardworking rather than being speedy at work. However, even though efforts have been made to protect these dogs and they have been around for a while, only a few are known […] Read More


Canadian Horse

Canadian Horse Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Perissodactyla
Family
Equidae
Genus
Equus
Scientific Name
Equus ferus caballus

Fun Fact: Canadian horses are believed to generate more power per pound of body weight than any other horse breed in the world.

The first horses forming the Canadian breed were imported into Canada from the stables of King Louis XIV of France in 1665 and 1670. By 1700, there were about 700 of these horses in the county, with farmers importing some into the United States. Just like then, the Canadian horse, sometimes called the little iron […] Read More


Cane Corso

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

Fun Fact: Cane Corsos nearly became extinct in the mid 1900’s, but the breed was revived by a group of Italians. Even so, they still didn’t become known in many other parts of the world until after 1988.

Cane Corsos nearly became extinct in the mid-1900s, but the breed was revived by a group of Italians. Even so, they still didn’t become known in many other parts of the world until after 1988. Cane Corsos are a large dog breed. This Italian breed was created to be a guardian dog. They fall under […] Read More


Cantil

Cantil Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Viperidae
Genus
Agkistrodon
Scientific Name
A. bilineatus, A. howardgloydi, A. russeolus, A. taylori

Fun Fact:

“Relatives of the Copperhead and the Cottonmouth” People in the United States are familiar with the cottonmouth and the copperhead, but their close cousins, the cantils, live in south of the border in Mexico and Central America. These well-camouflaged, somewhat plumpish pit vipers are very much alike despite living miles from each other. Indeed, at […] Read More


Cape Lion

Cape Lion Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Panthera
Scientific Name
Panthera leo melanochaitus

Fun Fact: Despite its large, muscular body, the Cape lion actually rests more than 20 hours a day

“Recognizable by its black-maned appearance, the Cape lion was once native to Africa’s southern Cape region.” This wild cat is a member of the subspecies Panthera leo melanochaita. For centuries, it lived in relative peace and isolation on the South African plains. Following the arrival of European settlers, however, it endured decades of constant hunting […] Read More


Capybara

Capybara Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Caviidae
Genus
Hydrochoerus
Scientific Name
Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

Fun Fact: Excellent at both diving and swimming

Capybara Classification and Evolution The Capybara is a large, semi-aquatic rodent that is found inhabiting the water-logged regions of Central and South America. Closely related to other South American rodents such as Chinchillas and Guinea Pigs, the Capybara is the largest rodent in the world weighing up to 75kg and measuring nearly 1.4 meters long. […] Read More


Caracal

Caracal Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Caracal
Scientific Name
Caracal Caracal

Fun Fact: Has 20 different muscles in it's ears!

“A small cat that can run up to 50 miles per hour” Caracals can be found in many places including Africa, the Middle East and India. The serval and the African golden cat are its closest family members. A caracal’s black, tufted ears give it a look different from most cats in the wild. A […] Read More


Cardinal

Cardinal Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Cardinalidae
Genus
Habia, Chlorothraupis, Piranga, and others
Scientific Name
Cardinalis cardinalis, Piranga rubra, and others

Fun Fact: There are 14 genera and 53 species in the cardinal family

“Cardinals have bright red, blue, or yellow feathers.” Summary The cardinal is a family of medium and large-sized songbirds endemic to North and South America. They inhabit many habitats, from forests to scrublands, and many species in North America migrate south for the winter. The male species are known for being brilliant shades of red, […] Read More


Caribbean Reef Shark

Caribbean Reef Shark Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Carcharhiniformes
Family
Carcharhinidae
Genus
Carcharhinus
Scientific Name
C. Perezi

Fun Fact: These sharks are a big part of ecotoursim in the Caribbean.

Caribbean reef sharks inhabit warm, shallow waters on or near coral reefs. This streamlined hunter makes its home in the tropical western Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina to Brazil, rarely diving deeper than 30 meters. It’s only rarely implicated in attacks on people and is a frequent sight near coral reefs in the Caribbean. Caribbean […] Read More


Caribou

Caribou Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Cervidae
Genus
Rangifer
Scientific Name
Rangifer tarandus

Fun Fact: Males and females grow antlers

Caribou, which are sometimes referred to as reindeer, are notable for their antlers, growing back bigger every single year. They have a unique stomach composition that allows them to eat many different types of food, thanks to the bacteria in their stomach. It covers several different species, though hunting has led to the extinction of […] Read More


Carolina Dog

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

Fun Fact: Wild dog breed discovered in the 1970s!

The Carolina Dog is a popular dog to keep as a pet. While is wary of strangers, it is incredibly loyal and will form a strong bond quickly. As strong as the bond may be, they are very reserved and won’t offer much physical attention to show their love. The quiet, gentle dog can be […] Read More


Carolina Parakeet

Carolina Parakeet Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Psittaciformes
Family
Psittacidae
Genus
†Conuropsis
Scientific Name
†Conuropsis carolinensis

Fun Fact: The Carolina parakeet is one of the few parrots that lived as far north as the United States

Dazzling in its brightly colored plumage, the Carolina parakeet was one of the few parrot species native to the United States. Sightings were once fairly common in the east, but population numbers dwindled rapidly over the centuries from a combination of different factors, many of them human-induced but some natural. The last recorded specimen died […] Read More


Carp

Carp Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Cypriniformes
Family
Cyprinidae

Fun Fact: The carp is one of the most popular pond fishes in the world

The carp is an oily ray-finned freshwater fish that has played a role in human culture for thousands of years. As one of the most popular types of pond or aquarium fish in the world, many species of carp have undergone selective breeding for shape, color, and resistance to disease. This practice probably originated somewhere […] Read More


Carpenter Ant

Carpenter Ant Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Hymenoptera
Family
Formicidae
Genus
Camponotus

Fun Fact: Carpenter ants can lift up to seven times their own weight with their teeth!

The carpenter ant is a genus of wood burrowing social insects that form large, highly stratified, and cooperative colonies. A typical colony consists of a single queen, her brood, and any number of workers or soldiers. Each member of the caste has a specific role that contributes to the success of the colony. This division […] Read More


Carpet Python

Carpet Python Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Pythonidae
Genus
Morelia
Scientific Name
Morelia spilota

Fun Fact:

Carpet Python Summary “A carpet python can grow as long as 12 feet” Carpet pythons live in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Their varied habitat includes rainforests, savannas, and rocky areas. These snakes have a carnivorous diet and are predators to rodents, lizards, and birds. The lifespan of this snake can exceed 20 years. 4 […] Read More


Carpet Viper

Carpet Viper Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Viperidae
Genus
Echis

Fun Fact: The Carpet Viper probably bites and kills more people than any other species of snake.

The Carpet Viper is described as “Small and Deadly” Most people are surprised to learn that these unassuming reptiles are responsible for more snake bite deaths than any other type of snake. This includes the black mamba, which is said to kill people just by being found in the home. Carpet vipers are just not […] Read More


Cascabel

Cascabel Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Viperidae
Genus
Crotalus
Scientific Name
Crotalus durissus

Fun Fact: Cascabels rely on their camouflage first, and rattle if that doesn't work.

“The rattlesnake of the tropics” Oddly beautiful with its bead-like scales and diamond patterns, the cascabel is the only rattlesnake in much of its range and is the most widely distributed of all the rattlesnakes. It’s also known for the potency of its venom. Read on to learn more about this aesthetically pleasing pit viper. […] Read More


Cashmere Goat

Cashmere Goat Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Bovidae
Genus
Capra
Scientific Name
Capra aegagrus hircus

Fun Fact: Cashmere goat are named after Kashmir regions of India and Pakistan

“Cashmere goat are named after the Kashmir regions of India and Pakistan.” There’s no such thing as a “purebred” cashmere goat. A cashmere goat is not a separate breed of a goat at all but any goat whose soft, downy winter undercoat can be harvested for cashmere fibers. Consequently, these goats can look very different […] Read More


Cassowary

Cassowary Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Casuariiformes
Family
Casuariidae
Genus
Casuarius

Fun Fact: Can reach speeds of 30mph!

The cassowary is a type of ratite, which is a long-legged, usually large, flightless bird that’s a member of the Palaeognathae infraclass. Its wings are nearly vestigial and only have a few quills. The feathers of the cassowary are coarse, and some have filaments that resemble hairs. Because of this, the cassowary was hunted and […] Read More


Cat

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

Fun Fact: First domesticated by the Ancient Egyptians!

Cats (domestic cats) seem to date back to around ancient Egyptian times, when they were worshipped and heralded as sacred animals to the Gods in Egypt. The cat has since become an honored and valued member of family homes worldwide. A cat’s senses are superior amongst the animal world, with exceptional sight, smell and taste, […] Read More


Cat Snake

Cat Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae

Fun Fact: Some cat snakes have a prehensile tail that helps them climb into trees.

The cat snake is a capable nocturnal hunter with cat-like eyes that help them see well in the dark. The cat snake can be defined as a loosely related group of many different species within the Colubrid family (Coluber means snake or serpent in Latin). There are so many species that they can be difficult […] Read More


Cat-Eyed Snake

Cat-Eyed Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Leptodeira
Scientific Name
Leptodeira annulata

Fun Fact: Evidence indicates that females can delay fertilization and store sperm for later years to produce eggs even in the absence of contact with a male!

The cat-eyed snake is a genus of slender snakes with huge cat-like eyes. There are between 12 and 16 recognized species within this genus. Some of the most common species include the northern cat-eyed snake, banded cat-eyed snake, and rainforest cat-eyed snake. The name of this genus is easily confused with the cat snakes (including […] Read More


Catahoula Bulldog

Catahoula Bulldog Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis familiaris

Fun Fact: Catahoula bulldogs are a medium to large-sized breed and weighs between 75 to 100 pounds!

The Catahoula bulldog is a hybrid breed whose parents are the Louisiana Catahoula leopard dog and the American bulldog. Catahoula is a word from the Indian language that means “clear water” because the breed originated near Catahoula lake. This breed has excellent personalities because of their loving and loyal natures. They are great with families […] Read More


Catahoula Leopard

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

Fun Fact: The state of Louisiana's only native dog breed

The name Catahoula comes from the Choctaw word that means “sacred lake”. The Catahoula Leopard dog is a versatile working dog native to Lousiana, most commonly used to work stock. It is also known as the Catahoula Cur. This breed has its origins in crosses between the wolf-like dogs that local Native Americans owned and […] Read More


Catalan Sheepdog

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

Fun Fact: This breed is called the Gos d’Atura Catala in native Catalan and Pastor Catalan in Spanish, both of which roughly translate to mean Catalan Sheepdog

This breed is thought to share close ancestry with other Pyrenees dogs. The Pyrenees is the mountain range that separates Spain and France along the northern edge of Catalonia. Several different herding dogs have sprung from the region. The Catalan Sheepdog is a big, shaggy breed, lovable in appearance and temperament but driven by an […] Read More


Caterpillar

Caterpillar Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera

Fun Fact: The larvae of a moth or butterfly!

It is estimated that there are over 20,000 species of caterpillars in this animal group, and there may be that many more left to be discovered. The only job of the caterpillar is to eat, and it may increase its size by more than 1,000 times before metamorphosizing into a moth or butterfly. As the […] Read More


Catfish

Catfish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Order
Siluriformes
Scientific Name
Siluriformes

Fun Fact: There are nearly 3,000 different species!

Feeding at the depths of the lake or river, the catfish is always aware of its surroundings thanks to the prominent whiskers on its face and an elaborate network of chemical receptors all over its body. This amazing sensory apparatus on this species relays important information about the composition of its surrounding environment. The catfish […] Read More


Cava Tzu

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

Fun Fact: Females are more territorial than males, but you can train this behavior out of them.

This species is also known as the Chrysanthemum Dog, working as a companion to Chinese royals when it first was bred. Bred as a mix between the Shih-Tzu and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the Cava Tzu has many coat varieties (though their look will depend on the unique genetics). Some puppies even feature a […] Read More


Cavador

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

Fun Fact: The Cavador is a good service dog.

Due to their friendly nature and overall intelligence, the Cavador is sometimes used as a seeing-eye dog, a search and rescue dog, or any other service dog. The Cavador is a friendly and affectionate companion dog, produced from a mixture between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Labrador Retriever. It is an example of […] Read More


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis Lupus

Fun Fact: Highly playful and affectionate!

Popularized by King Charles I and his son, Charles II, this toy group canine is small in stature at no taller than 13 inches, but it makes up for it with boundless affection and an insatiable desire. The Cavalier King Charles spaniel was a favorite of European nobility from at least the 14th century. Originally […] Read More


Cavapoo

Cavapoo Picture
Kingdom
Animalia

Fun Fact: The temperament of a Cavapoo allows this breed to make an excellent family dog as well as a great therapy dog.

Cavapoos are gaining popularity, like due to their wonderful personality. This breed is very curious, playful, and friendly. Cavapoos are a hybrid, or mixed, dog breed that are the result of combining a Poodle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Cavapoos are gaining popularity, likely due to their wonderful personality. This breed is very curious, playful, […] Read More


Cave Bear

Cave Bear Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Ursidae
Genus
Ursus
Scientific Name
Ursus spelaeus and Ursus deningeri

Fun Fact: Cave bears may have been worshiped by primitive humans.

Description and Size Though the general physiology of the cave bear would be identifiable to the modern observer, the massive frame of this ancient species is unlike anything alive today. The typical male cave bear could extend nearly seven feet from snout to tail and easily tip the scales at 2,000 pounds or more. That […] Read More


Cave Lion

Cave Lion Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Panthera

Fun Fact: Unlike modern lions, cave lions didn't have a significant mane.

Cave Lion Description and Size The cave lion is an extinct species that resembled, but was distinct, from the modern lion. Cave drawings of the lion give some idea of what they may have looked like. For example, cave drawings that date back over 15,000 years suggest that make cave lions did not have a […] Read More


Cecropia Moth

Cecropia Moth Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Saturniidae
Genus
Hyalophora
Scientific Name
Hyalophora cecropia

Fun Fact: Cecropia moths don’t have digestive tracts, so they can’t eat.

“The Cecropia Moth is North America’s Largest Moth!” This amazing, colorful insect, is so big it can cover the palm of a man’s hand. Found east of the Rocky Mountains of North America, it spends most of its existence eating as much as it can and then pupating. When it emerges as a moth, its […] Read More


Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Bombycillidae
Genus
Bombycilla
Scientific Name
Bombycilla cedrorum

Fun Fact: Their feathers have red, waxy tips that can be hard to identify unless you’re up close.

“Their breeding habitats are solely chosen by the availability of fruiting trees and shrubs.” Summary The cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) lives in North America and inhabits open areas with fruiting trees and shrubs. These birds are highly social and live in flocks year-round, often seen passing fruit to each other as they perch on branches. […] Read More


Centipede

Centipede Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Chilopoda

Fun Fact: There are about 3,000 documented species!

Centipedes are predatory arthropods with flat, segmented bodies. These multi-legged creatures can range in size from two inches to over a foot. Because they lack a hard outer skeleton, centipedes must spend most of their time near water. This is why these animals prefer a damp habitat. You can find them hiding under mulch or […] Read More


Central Ranges Taipan

Central Ranges Taipan Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Oxyuranus
Scientific Name
Oxyuranus temporalis

Fun Fact: The central ranges taipan may be among the deadliest snakes in the world.

The central ranges taipan may be among the deadliest snakes in the world. The central ranges taipan, also known as the western desert taipan, is a species of highly venomous, deadly, and fast-moving taipan snakes. This species appears to be elusive and hard to find. It was first discovered in 2006 by a team of […] Read More


Cephalaspis

Cephalaspis Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Genus
Cephalaspis
Scientific Name
Cephalaspis lleyli

Fun Fact:

Introduction The cephalaspis (meaning “head shield”) is a fossilized genus of fish that lived during the early Devonian Period. This was roughly 416-359.2 million years ago. These were heavily armored fish that defended themselves against predators such as the placoderms and eurypterids. The cephalaspis lived in a calcium-poor freshwater habitat. The habitat includes a variety […] Read More


Ceratosaurus

Ceratosaurus Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Family
Ceratosauridae
Genus
Ceratosaurus
Scientific Name
Ceratosaurus nasicornus

Fun Fact:

It’s not often that a complete dinosaur skeleton is discovered, telling scientists and researchers so much about a new species so quickly. But that’s exactly what happened when paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh discovered the Ceratosaurus in 1884. Learn more about this fearsome carnivore that lived during the Late Jurassic Period, along with other well-known dinosaurs. […] Read More


Cervalces latifrons (Broad-Fronted Moose)

Cervalces latifrons (Broad-Fronted Moose) Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Cervidae
Genus
Cervalces
Scientific Name
Cervalces latifrons

Fun Fact: Cervalces latifrons are the largest species of deer that ever existed.

Widely described as the gigantic moose, Cervalces latifrons was a deer species that lived in the Holarctic regions of Europe during the Pleistocene Period. Scientists believe it became extinct about 100,000 years ago. It is believed to be the largest species of deer that ever existed. Description and Size Cervalces latifrons is the largest deer […] Read More


Cesky Fousek

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

Fun Fact: An affectionate hunting dog!

The Cesky Fousek (pronounced Chess-key Foe-sek) is a Czech dog breed with wiry hair, a long “moustache,” and a short bushy tail. Combined with a unique pattern of white, brown, and orange colorations, it almost has an old, wise appearance. Likely originating in the Middle Ages from the kingdom of Bohemia (what is now the […] Read More


Cesky Terrier

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

Fun Fact: This breed is also known as the Bohemian Terrier (Bohemia was an historical Medieval kingdom and a region of the modern Czech Republic)

The Cesky Terrier was originally bred in Czechoslovakia as a fox hunter. Its superb problem-solving skills would help it locate underground dens and track down prey. The Cesky Terrier (pronounced chess-kee) is a hard-working but fun-loving dog native to the Czech Republic. The father of this breed was geneticist and hunter Frantisek Horak, who, in […] Read More


Chameleon

Chameleon Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Chamaeleonidae
Scientific Name
Chamaeleonidae

Fun Fact: There are more than 160 different species!

Can change color to pink, red, green, yellow, turquoise, and other colors! The chameleon, scientific name Chamaeleonidae, is a species of lizard known for their ability to change colors and degrees of brightness. There are over 160 species of chameleon spread across Madagascar, Spain, Africa, Asia, and Portugal. They have large eyes, a curled tail, […] Read More


Chamois

Chamois Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Bovidae
Genus
Rupicapra
Scientific Name
Rupicapra rupicapra

Fun Fact: Natively found in the European mountains!

The chamois is a small, hoofed animal that is a goat antelope species. It is native to Asia Minor and the Eastern, Central, and Western European mountains at moderately high altitudes, and it was introduced to New Zealand. The pronunciation of its name resembles that of the French, while the pronunciation for its name as […] Read More


Chartreux

Chartreux Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Feliformia
Genus
Felis
Scientific Name
Felis catus

Fun Fact:

The Chartreux is a rare French cat breed with a sleek blue-grey coat that stands out. It’s often reminiscent of other grey cat breeds such as the Russian Blue or British Shorthair. No one knows exactly where it came from. One popular theory is that the cat was bred by monks from the Valley of […] Read More


Cheagle

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

Fun Fact: Some Cheagles have an excellent sense of smell.

The Cheagle may inherit a keen sense of smell and strong hunting instincts from the Beagle. The Cheagle is a feisty, charismatic little dog that mixes together many characteristics between a Chihuahua and a Beagle. At first glance, this might seem like a strange cross. The Chihuahua is a small toy dog with a big […] Read More


Checkered Garter Snake

Checkered Garter Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Thamnophis
Scientific Name
Thamnophis marcianus

Fun Fact: It has the ability to expel a stinky liquid from its body as a way to make predators (and humans) retreat!

Checkered garter snakes can release a stinky liquid to escape predators. The checkered garter snake is aptly named for the black and white checkered pattern of scales running down its back. Frogs, worms, toads, and small fish are all a part of the diet of this snake. In terms of habitat, this snake can thrive […] Read More


Cheetah

Cheetah Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Acinonyx
Scientific Name
Acinonyx jubatus

Fun Fact: The fastest land mammal in the world!

Cheetah Classification and Evolution The Cheetah is a large and powerful feline that was once found throughout Africa and Asia and even in parts of Europe. Today however, it is found in only a few remote regions of its once vast natural range, primarily due to growing Human settlements and the hunting of them for […] Read More


Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis Lupus

Fun Fact: Bright and happy disposition!

Chesapeake Bay retrievers are a type of gun dog that were bred for duck hunting along the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and Virginia. This sporting breed is a mix of Newfoundlands, hounds, water spaniels, setters, and some other breeds. Because the bay gets so cold during the winter months, the dogs were bred to have […] Read More


Chestnut-Sided Warbler

Chestnut-Sided Warbler Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Parulidae
Genus
Setophaga
Scientific Name
Setophaga Pensylvanica

Fun Fact: They inhabit regrowing forests

“Their songs are musical and emphatic.” The chestnut-sided warbler thrives in regrowing forests and thickets, foraging on saplings while singing a pleasing and exciting melody. Look for their raised tail on the outer branches of small trees, and listen for their unmistakable songs. These birds are exciting to view and study from their crisp coloring to […] Read More


Chi Chi

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

Fun Fact:

The Chi Chi is a mixed breed dog created by combining the genetics of a Chinese Crested dog and a Chihuahua. These hybrid dogs are sometimes called “designer dogs” to differentiate them from mutts or unknown mixed-heritage pups. Depending on the features of their parents, Chi Chi’s can be fluffy, hairless, or everything in between […] Read More


Chickadee

Chickadee Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Paridae

Fun Fact: Chickadees are named for the sound they make: Chick-a-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee!

“Chickadee species are named for their plumage, their location, and their warning call or song.” Chickadees are a familiar North American feeder bird. They can be seen in backyards across the continent, making “fee-bee” and “chick-a-dee-dee-dee” songs and sounds. These friendly birds are easily recognized by their striking black and white markings. The variations between […] Read More


Chicken

Chicken Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Galliformes
Family
Phasianidae
Genus
Gallus
Scientific Name
Gallus gallus

Fun Fact: First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!

The most widely domesticated fowl on earth, the chicken is a gregarious bird that is extensively used for its meat and eggs. Every year, more than 50 billion chickens are processed for such uses. They vary widely in terms of appearance and other characteristics across hundreds of different breeds. Industrial farms produce the majority of […] Read More


Chicken Snake

Chicken Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Spilotes
Scientific Name
Spilotes pullatus

Fun Fact:

“One of the Longest Snakes in the Americas” This pretty snake has been known to grow to over 8 feet long, and some people claim that there have been specimens that have grown to 14 feet. If this is true, the chicken snake is one of the largest snakes on earth and not just in […] Read More


Chihuahua

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

Fun Fact: Curious and devoted personality!

The Chihuahua is a popular breed that has captured the hearts of millions of owners around the world with its big, charismatic personality and playful behavior. Evidence suggests that this breed descended from the ancient Techichi, which dates back all the way to the 9th century in Mexico. It was so popular at the time […] Read More


Children’s python

Children’s python Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Pythonidae
Genus
Antaresia
Scientific Name
Antaresia childreni

Fun Fact: These snakes come in a wide variety of patterns and colors.

Children’s python is a species of small nonvenomous snake in the Pythonidae family. It is a nocturnal species that, along with the Stimson’s python variant, inhabits most of the northern two-thirds of Australia. This species is popular as a pet, available from many breeders worldwide. Amazing Facts About the Children’s Python They have an extremely […] Read More


Chilean Rose Tarantula

Chilean Rose Tarantula Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Arachnida
Order
Araneae
Family
Theraphosidae
Genus
Grammostola
Scientific Name
Grammostola rosea

Fun Fact: They can cling to the side of an aquarium.

The most popular tarantula in the pet trade. Chilean rose tarantulas are medium-sized tarantulas with rose colored hair. They are found in the South American countries of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. Because of their docile temperament and pinkish hue they are one of the most common tarantulas in the pet trade. As adults they can […] Read More


Chimaera

Chimaera Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Chimaeraformes
Scientific Name
Chimaeraformes

Fun Fact: Also called ghost shark

The chimaera is a unique, cartilaginous fish that lives in the depths of the ocean and is closely related to sharks, skates and rays. Not much is known about their lifestyle or reproductive habits, but scientists have identified over 50 chimaera fish species throughout the world’s oceans. Each family of chimaera fish has a distinctive, […] Read More


Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Hominidae
Genus
Pan
Scientific Name
Pan troglodytes

Fun Fact: Has 32 teeth including fang-like canines!

Chimpanzee Classification and Evolution The Chimpanzee is a species of ape that is natively found in a variety of different habitats in western and central Africa. Closely related to other great apes including Orang-Utans and Gorillas, the Chimpanzee is an animal that is also very closely related to Humans as we share 98% of the […] Read More


Chinchilla

Chinchilla Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Chinchillidae
Genus
Chinchilla
Scientific Name
Chinchilla Lanigera

Fun Fact: Natively found in the Andes Mountain range!

Chinchillas are native to the Andes Mountains, particularly Chile and Peru. They are smart, cute members of the rodent family with an extremely soft, plush coat of fur. Most chinchillas have gray fur, but they can also be black, white, tan or beige. Chinchillas are active, loving and make excellent pets for families that are […] Read More


Chinese Alligator

Chinese Alligator Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Crocodilia
Family
Alligatoridae
Genus
Alligator
Scientific Name
Aliigator sinensis

Fun Fact: Unlike other alligators, the Chinese alligator is armored all over, even on its belly.

“The Muddy Dragon” If an alligator can be said to be peaceable, the Chinese alligator is it. It spends its winters brumating or undergoing the reptile version of hibernation. During the warmer months it basks in the sun since it’s cold-blooded, but hunts at night, largely to avoid humans, its only predator. Still, the Chinese […] Read More


Chinese Cobra

Chinese Cobra Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
squamata
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Naja
Scientific Name
Naja atra

Fun Fact: Juvenile Chinese cobras have the ability to start hunting almost from the moment they hatch from the eggs.

The Chinese cobra is among the most venomous snakes in all of China. The Chinese cobra, also known as the Taiwan cobra, is a medium-size species native to Southern China. It is sometimes accidentally mistaken for the relatively harmless rat snake, which does not have a hood. Because of their high toxicity and aggression, they […] Read More


Chinese Crested Dog

Chinese Crested Dog Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: A hairless breed of dog!

The Chinese crested dog is a small toy breed with an unusual hairless appearance. Except for a flowing mane and the big, fluffy ears, this breed has smooth, hairless skin with a fleshy or dark color. It is believed that this breed was originally brought to China from Africa and then adapted to fit the […] Read More


Chinese Geese

Chinese Geese Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Anseriformes
Family
Anatidae
Genus
Anser
Scientific Name
Anser cygnoides domesticus

Fun Fact: They are excellent “guard geese”

“The Chinese goose is sometimes called the swan goose.” Many people consider the Chinese goose the most beautiful member of the goose family. Its elegant looks and long neck have given it the nickname of “swan goose.” It is a popular domestic goose known for its loud, frequent vocalizations and high egg production. 5 Incredible […] Read More


Chinese Paddlefish

Chinese Paddlefish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Acipenseriformes
Family
Polyodontidae
Genus
Psephurus
Scientific Name
Psephurus gladius

Fun Fact: The Chinese paddlefish is one the largest freshwater fish in the world

The Chinese paddlefish is a large freshwater predator, appropriately named for the paddle-shaped snout extending from the face. Large numbers of these fish once roamed the mighty Yangtze River of China. But after years of rapid decline, the Chinese paddlefish is believed to be extinct, a victim of human activity. 3 Incredible Chinese Paddlefish Facts! […] Read More


Chinese Shar-Pei

Chinese Shar-Pei Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: These dogs have a blue and black tongue.

The Chinese Shar-Pei is smart and intelligent, making it easy to train them. They make great guard dogs, due to their intimidating look and loyalty to their family. Chinese Shar-Peis are compact and medium in size, though they are not mixed with any other breed. They have a broad hippopotamus muzzle and a tongue that […] Read More


Chinese Water Deer

Chinese Water Deer Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Cervidae
Genus
Hydropotes
Scientific Name
Hydropotes inermis

Fun Fact: They usually have 2-3 young at a time but can have up to 7!

Chinese water deer are sometimes referred to as "vampire deer" due to their fang-like tusks. Read More


Chinook

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

Fun Fact: A calm and friendly breed!

The Chinook dog is known for its intelligence, loyalty, and patience. These working dogs have a gentle, kind temperament. Their high level of intelligence makes them relatively easy to train, but they can be stubborn. The origins of the Chinook date back to 1896. A polar explorer from New Hampshire named Arthur Treadwell Walden bred […] Read More


Chinook Salmon

Chinook Salmon Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Salmoniformes
Family
Salmonidae
Genus
Oncorhynchus
Scientific Name
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Fun Fact: The Chinook salmon undertakes a long migration for the spawning season

The Chinook salmon is the largest species of salmon in the Pacific; this is why they’re also called the king salmon. The Chinook salmon is among the most important fish in its region. It is a linchpin of the local ecosystem. Each year these salmon make an annual migration inland for the spawning season. They […] Read More


Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Sphenisciformes
Family
Spheniscidae
Genus
Pygoscelis
Scientific Name
Pygoscelis Antarcticus

Fun Fact: There are 7 million breeding pairs!

“The largest chinstrap penguin colony has more penguins than San Francisco has people!” The chinstrap penguin is the most abundant of all penguin species. In fact, one of their colonies has more than a million breeding pairs of penguins on a remote island! Incredible Chinstrap Penguin Facts! 6,431 People Couldn't Ace This Quiz Think You Can? Take […] Read More


Chipmunk

Chipmunk Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Sciuridae

Fun Fact: There are 25 different species!

Key Points Chipmunks are the smallest member of the squirrel family.Chipmunks are omnivores with a diet that includes seeds, fruit, bird eggs, nuts, and insects. Most chipmunks live in North America, with one exception. They climb trees and live in forest habitat. “One chipmunk can collect 165 acorns per day.” Chipmunks are small mammals that […] Read More


Chipoo

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

Fun Fact: The Chipoo was first bred in the 1970s

The Chipoo was probably first bred in the 1970s, when the idea of a designer Poodle became popular. The Chipoo is a cross between a purebred Chihuahua and a purebred Poodle. The common term for this is a designer dog, in which two purebreds are crossed to produce desirable traits from both. The Chihuahua, which […] Read More


Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Passerellidae
Genus
Spizella
Scientific Name
Spizella passerina

Fun Fact: Gets its nickname "hair bird" due to the fact that it lines its nest with animal hair

The chipping sparrow gets its name from its distinctive call, chipping away as it forages for food. The chipping sparrow is a calm, merry bird with a widespread presence across North America. While they pair off during the breeding season, these birds become much more social as the weather cools, forming large flocks in the […] Read More


Chiton

Chiton Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Polyplacophora
Order
Chitonida
Family
Chitonidae
Genus
Chiton
Scientific Name
Chiton tuberculatus

Fun Fact: Chitons are closely related to snails, oysters, and mussels because of their shared phylum

Chitons form part of the class Polyplacophora, which refers to marine creatures from the Mollusk family. This complex word is Latin for “many plates.” The class consists mainly of chitons, with 8 plates or valves overlapping on their elongated and slender shells. Most of these curious creatures live in the intertidal zone and measure between […] Read More


Chiweenie

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

Fun Fact: Chiweenies travel especially well.

The Chiweenie has a coat that is incredibly easy to brush, making their main care concern their teeth. The Chiweenie is a hybrid breed derived from the Chihuahua and the Dachshund. They are difficult to find for sale because the species is still so new, but they are quite loving and playful. They can also […] Read More


Chorkie

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

Fun Fact: Chorkies are very fond of their owners and will love to sit in their laps for long amounts of time!

Chorkies love snuggling their owners! In fact, they often prefer sitting with their owners over playing with other dogs. Chorkies are mixed-breed dogs, the result of a hybrid between Yorkshire terriers and Chihuahuas. Another name for this designer dog breed is the Yorkiechi. They are playful, energetic dogs that love to go on walks. Chorkies […] Read More


Chow Chow

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

Fun Fact: Loyal and affectionate to it's family!

The Chow Chows are known to be all-purpose and come from ancient China. They are short but muscular and have deep-chests, which may be part of the reason that they became working dogs. They are usually about 20 inches at the shoulders and have a reputation for being the cleanest of canines. Though they may […] Read More


Chow Shepherd

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

Fun Fact: The Chow Shepherd is also known as the Sheprachow.

A hard-working and intelligent dog, the Chow Shepherd inherits some ability to do complicated jobs and tasks from its German Shepherd side. The Chow Shepherd, also known as a Sheprachow, is a cross between two very different dog breeds: the Chow Chow and the German Shepherd. The Chow Chow is an intelligent and dignified all-purpose […] Read More


Christmas Beetle

Christmas Beetle Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Coleoptera
Family
Scarabaeidae
Genus
Anoplognathus
Scientific Name
Anoplognathus viriditarsus

Fun Fact: Christmas beetles got their common name because they’re most abundant around Christmas time.

Christmas beetles got their common name because they’re most abundant around Christmastime.  Summary The common name ‘Christmas beetle’ applies to bugs in the genus Anoplognathus. Native to Australia and South Africa, there are 35 species of beetles in this genus. The largest of them is the Anoplognathus viriditarsus, which is commonly found in Sydney. They […] Read More


Christmas Island Red Crab

Christmas Island Red Crab Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Malacostraca
Order
Decapoda
Family
Gecarcinidae
Genus
Gecarcoidea
Scientific Name
Gecarcoidea natalis

Fun Fact: During the breeding season, roads can dangerous for cars as well as the crab. Their shells are so hard they can puncture tires.

“Here, There and Everywhere” Lots of animals migrate, but few migrations are as sensational as that of the Christmas Island red crab. Prompted by rainfall and the phases of the moon, this little animal bestirs itself from its humid burrow and its solitary life and marches toward the sea as unstoppably as General Sherman. No […] Read More


Chusky

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

Fun Fact: While Chuskies tend to gravitate towards one person in the household, one of their best qualities is their ability to get along with children of all ages.

The Chusky is a mix between a Siberian Husky and a Chow Chow. They are medium-sized dogs weighing approximately 40 to 65 pounds. These incredibly adorable dogs are fun and curious,  but they are big shedders due to their silky, thick coats. This breed is well adapted for cold weather because of its dense coat. […] Read More


Cicada

Cicada Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Hemiptera

Fun Fact: Cicadas have one of the longest insect lifespans

If a person wakes up one warm summer morning and hears a noise outside their window like a thousand tiny lawnmowers going at full blast, it’s almost certainly a swarm of brand new adult cicadas. Cicada Brood X News & Information Brood X is currently (spring 2021) emerging on the east coast of the United […] Read More


Cichlid

Cichlid Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Perciformes
Family
Cichlidae
Genus
Herotilapia
Scientific Name
Herotilapia multispinosa

Fun Fact: There are more than 2 000 known species!

Summary One of the most important things to learn about cichlids is there are lots of them! Officially, there are 1,732 known species of cichlid, but biologists believe there are many more. This freshwater fish is an omnivore, eating larvae, brine shrimp, and algae. They’re best known for their colorful scales. 3 Incredible Cichlid Facts! […] Read More


Cinereous Vulture

Cinereous Vulture Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Accipitriformes
Family
Accipitridae
Genus
Aegypius
Scientific Name
Aegypius monachus

Fun Fact: This vulture can fly at great heights. At least one was found a few thousand feet from the top of Mount Everest.

“Can the Cinereous Vulture be the largest vulture on earth?” You really need to be in its presence to appreciate how big this Old World bird of prey is! Its body can be nearly 4 feet long, and it can have a 9.5-foot wingspan. Some people think it’s indeed the biggest bird of prey on […] Read More


Cinnamon Bear

Cinnamon Bear Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carinvora
Family
Ursidae
Genus
Ursus
Scientific Name
U. a. cinnamomum

Fun Fact: A newborn cinnamon bear weighs 1/2 pound -- about the same as a large apple.

“Cinnamon bear cubs don’t always look like their moms. They can be black, brown, or reddish-brown.” Cinnamon Bear Summary Cinnamon bears are named for the warm brown color of their fur. They are a subspecies of the North American black bear. Besides their color, this species differs from black bears in that they tend to […] Read More


Cinnamon Ferret

Cinnamon Ferret Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Mustelidae
Genus
Mustela
Scientific Name
Mustela furo

Fun Fact: A ferret’s heartrate is 200 to 250 beats a minute.

“The average heart rate of a cinnamon ferret is 225 beats a minute” A cinnamon ferret gets its name from the brownish/red colors of its fur. Despite being popular as pets, the cinnamon ferret is a rare find in a pet shop. These slender mammals grow to a length of 12 to 16 inches. They […] Read More


Click Beetle

Click Beetle Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Coleoptera
Family
Elateridae

Fun Fact: Click beetles are named for the clicking noise they make to escape predators.

Click beetles are named for the clicking noise they make to escape predators. Summary Click beetles are insects in the family Elateridae. They’re characterized by their ability to snap a spine-like structure into a groove on their thorax. This makes a clicking sound that startles predators and helps them to get back up when they […] Read More


Clock Spider

Clock Spider Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Arachnida
Order
Araneae
Family
Sparassidae
Genus
Heteropoda
Scientific Name
Heteropoda venatoria

Fun Fact: Males make a rhythmic thrumming like a clock

Summary The term clock spider derives from an urban legend and popular meme about a giant spider found behind a large wall clock. In reality, there is no such species as a clock spider. The spider in question is a huntsman spider, likely of the species Hereropoda venatoria.  5 Clock Spider Facts The myth of […] Read More


Clothes Moth

Clothes Moth Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Tineidae
Genus
Tineola
Scientific Name
Tineola bisselliella

Fun Fact: Clothes Moths can remain in the larvae stage for up to 2 years, but adults only live 10 days.

Clothes moths can remain in the larval stage for up to 2 years, but adults only live for 10 days. Summary The common clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella) is a fungus moth species belonging to the family Tineidae (fungus moths). The larvae (caterpillars) of this moth are serious household pests because they feed on and damage […] Read More


Clouded Leopard

Clouded Leopard Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Neofelis
Scientific Name
Neofelis nebulosa

Fun Fact: Has canines that can be two inches long!

Clouded Leopard Classification and Evolution The Clouded Leopard is a medium sized feline that is found inhabiting the dense tropical jungles of south-east Asia. The Clouded Leopard is the smallest of the world’s big cats and despite its name, it is not actually that closely related to Leopards and is instead believed by many to […] Read More


Clownfish

Clownfish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Perciformes
Family
Pomacentridae
Genus
Amphiprion

Fun Fact: Also known as the anemonefish!

The Clownfish gained worldwide fame thanks to the popularity of the 2003 film Finding Nemo. Instantly recognizable thanks to its bright orange coloring and distinctive white banding, the clownfish – which is also known as the false clownfish, anemonefish, and false percula – gained worldwide fame thanks to the popularity of the 2003 film Finding […] Read More


Clumber Spaniel

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

Fun Fact: Has a thick, soft coat!

Clumber spaniels were a favorite companion living in the castles of many royal families in the 18th and 19th centuries. Clumber spaniels are affectionate dogs with a sweet temperament. These dogs have strong, stocky bodies that sit low to the ground. The history of this dog goes back to England in the 1700s. The Duke […] Read More


Coachwhip Snake

Coachwhip Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Masticophis
Scientific Name
Masticophis flagellum

Fun Fact: Coachwhip snakes pose little danger to people

“The coachwhip snake gets its name from the resemblance to a lash used to drive a coach’s horse.“ The coachwhip is a member of the whip snake genus. These are very long, slender, non-venomous snakes native to the Americas. Because of how common they are, it is easy to accidentally come across one in the […] Read More


Coastal Carpet Python

Coastal Carpet Python Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Pythonidae
Genus
Morelia
Scientific Name
Morelia spilota mcdowelli

Fun Fact: This subspecies can reach 13 feet, but usually tops out at 9 or 10.

The Coastal carpet python, a subspecies of carpet python, is widespread from the northern tip of Queensland at Cape York all the way to northeast New South Wales. It is one of the largest carpet python subspecies and is regularly found wintering in the roof spaces and walls of homes in urban areas. This snake […] Read More


Coastal Taipan

Coastal Taipan Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Oxyuranus
Scientific Name
Oxyuranus scutellatus

Fun Fact: The venom in its bite starts to have adverse effects on a human within 30 minutes

It’s known as the third most venomous snake in the world. The coastal taipan is an Australian snake known for its potent venom. It lives on a diet of rats, mice, bandicoots and birds. Dry woodlands, rainforests, and grassy slopes are all habitats of this snake. The average length of a coastal taipan is around […] Read More


Coati

Coati Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Procyonidae
Genus
Nasua
Scientific Name
Nasua nasua

Fun Fact: Found in dense forests and wet jungles!

“Coatis are related to raccoons and are also known as coatimundis“ Coatis are furry animals that are native to South America. They usually exist in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Southwestern United States. Their name coatimundi is known to be derived from the Tupian Brazil languages. The name ‘Coati’ originated from the Spanish […] Read More


Cobia Fish

Cobia Fish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Carangiformes
Family
Rachycentridae
Genus
Rachycentron
Scientific Name
Rachycentron canadum

Fun Fact: It has teeth not only in its jaws but in its tongue and the roof of its mouth

“The Cobia Fish is a Beautiful and Fearless Marine Fish” With its cylindrical body and elegant fins, the cobia is one of the more attractive gamefish. Large in size, the fish is not only good-looking but good eating, with meat that has a sweet, buttery taste and is high in nutrition. The price per pound […] Read More


Cobras

Cobras Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Elapidae

Fun Fact: Several medicines have been created using cobra venom.

Cobras are highly venomous snakes that inhabit various habitats in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Many can spit venom accurately from several feet away, and spread the skin around their heads and necks into a hood to appear larger. Amazing Facts About Cobras They create hoods by flattening their ribs and stretching out the […] Read More


Cockalier

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

Fun Fact: The Cockalier has very strong hunting ancestry.

One of the most interesting facts is that, because of its gentle and affectionate temperament, the Cockalier is a very capable therapy dog. The Cockalier is a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Cocker Spaniel. Both of its parents have a very similar heritage. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small […] Read More


Cockapoo

Cockapoo Picture
Kingdom
Animalia

Fun Fact: Cockapoos became popular in the 1960s as a sweet, family dog.

Cockapoos are related to poodles and cocker spaniels. Both of those breeds love to swim so it’s no surprise cockapoos are excellent swimmers! The cockapoo is known for its sweet temperament and intelligence. These dogs are good with kids and very loyal. The history of this unique dog goes back to the 1960s. They were […] Read More


Cockatiel

Cockatiel Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Psittaciformes
Family
Cacatuidae
Genus
Nymphicus
Scientific Name
Nymphicus hollandicus

Fun Fact: They have crests that rise or fall depending on their emotions

“The Cockatiel is the second most popular cage bird after the budgie.” One of the most popular birds to have as a companion, this small parrot is native to Australia. Though it doesn’t mimic human speech as well as some of its cousins, it is prized for its beauty and its vivacious personality. The price […] Read More


Cockatoo

Cockatoo Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Psittaciformes
Family
Cacatuidae

Fun Fact: Highly social, smart, and chatty bird.

The cockatoo is a smart and talkative bird with a brilliant crest of plumage on its head. Loyal, caring, and playful, the cockatoo’s high energy and noisy behavior are a reflection of its rich emotional interior life. These birds have a rather friendly temperament and sometimes make good companions for humans as pets. In their […] Read More


Cocker Spaniel

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

Fun Fact:

With a history as a hunting dog in the 1400s, the spaniels eventually were divided into land and water dogs. The cocker spaniel primarily was used for land hunting excursions. The cocker spaniel comes in many colors, though the breed is rather small. They use this small size to their advantage as a bird dog […] Read More


Cockle

Cockle Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Bivalvia
Order
Cardiida
Family
Cardiidae

Fun Fact: Cockles live quite long; their lifespan usually ranges from 5 to 10 years in the wild.

Cockles are tiny creatures that fall into the same family as clams found in saltwater. They are very popular because they are edible. Their shells are heart-shaped and packed with soft, salty flesh, which is considered a delicacy in many countries across the world. Another name for cockles is heart clams, and they form part […] Read More


Cockroach

Cockroach Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Blattaria
Scientific Name
Blattaria

Fun Fact: Dated to be around 300 million years old!

Cockroaches can live for up to 30 days without food and 10 days without water. They can also live for up to 10 days without their heads. There are about 4,500 species of cockroaches globally, but only about 30 of them are considered pests. The largest species in the world is the Australian rhinoceros cockroach […] Read More


Codfish

Codfish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Gadiformes
Family
Gadidae
Genus
Gadus

Fun Fact: They eat other fish

Cod, also known as codfish, is a type of saltwater fish The word “cod” is the common name for the demersal or groundfish genus Gadus. The most common species are the Atlantic cod and Pacific cod, which are closely related. Both species are popular as a food with somewhat different flavor profiles, while the livers […] Read More


Codling Moth

Codling Moth Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Tortricidae
Genus
Cydia
Scientific Name
Cydia pomonella

Fun Fact: Pupae are able to undergo diapause to survive poor fruit yield years and winter.

The codling moth is so pervasive that it is stereotypically called the “apple worm”, leading to the common phrase “wormy apple”. Codling moths are a major pest of apple and pear orchards. Caterpillars will bore into fruit which leads to premature ripening and inedible fruit. Without intervention, codling moths can infest 20-90% of a fruit […] Read More


Coelacanth

Coelacanth Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Sarcopterygii
Order
Coelacanthiformes
Family
Latimeriidae
Genus
Latimeria
Scientific Name
Coelacanthiformes

Fun Fact: The coelacanth first evolved almost 400 million years ago.

The coelacanth first evolved almost 400 million years ago. The coelacanth is one of the best known examples of a “living fossil”: the living remnant of an ancient lineage of fish dating back nearly 400 million years. Just to be clear, the term living fossil does not mean that the modern coelacanth fish is completely […] Read More


Collared Peccary

Collared Peccary Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Atriodactyla
Family
Tayassuidae
Genus
Pecari
Scientific Name
Pecari tajacu

Fun Fact: Form bands of up to 12 individuals!

The collared peccary (also called a musk hog or javelina) is commonly mistaken for a pig or boar. But despite their similar appearances, the peccary is not a true pig in any sense of the word. Because of the differences in the skeleton, teeth, and stomach, they belong to entirely different families. This species is […] Read More


Collett’s Snake

Collett’s Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Pseudechis
Scientific Name
Pseudechis colletti

Fun Fact:

“This snake is one of the most venomous in the world.” Collett’s snakes, which are a species of black snakes, primarily live in Queensland, Australia, which allows them to be protected by law. This black snake species ranks within the top 20 most venomous snakes in the entire world, and anyone bitten must get treatment […] Read More


Collie

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

Fun Fact: Gentle and devoted!

The collie is a proud and playful herding dog that originally came from the hilly regions of Scotland and northern England. Although this breed dates back centuries, it was in fact associated with and popularized by Queen Victoria in the 19th century. It later came to the attention of a wider American audience with the […] Read More


Colossal Squid

Colossal Squid Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Cephalopoda
Order
Oegopsida
Family
Cranchiidae
Genus
Mesonychoteuthis
Scientific Name
Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni

Fun Fact: Can survive eating a single fish for months

The Colossal Squid is the largest invertebrate on the planet! Colossal squids are a lot like other squid species when it comes to the details of their anatomy, including basic body structure with fins and mantle. However, they are distinguished by their massive size and consistent ability to elude comprehensive research. Their preference for extreme […] Read More


Comb-crested Jacana

Comb-crested Jacana Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Charadriiformes
Family
Jacanidae
Genus
Irediparra
Scientific Name
Irediparra gallinacea

Fun Fact: They are busy foragers, always on the move

“The comb on its head looks like a rose petal.” Summary The comb-crested jacana is a sizeable tropical wader from Asia and Australia. It inhabits permanent wetlands year-round with an abundance of aquatic vegetation. You will find it foraging for insects, using its enormous feet to walk across the water. Discover all the interesting facts […] Read More


Comet Moth

Comet Moth Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Saturniidae
Genus
Argema
Scientific Name
Argema mittrei

Fun Fact: Adult comet moths do not feed at all till they die less than 12 days later.

Comet moths don’t eat – the adult moth only lives for about 4 – 5 days. Madagascan moon moth is another name for Comet Moth, scientifically known as Argema mittrei, and is among the largest species of wild silk moths. The rainforest areas of Madagascar are the natural habitat of the Moth, and they mainly […] Read More


Comfort Retriever

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

Fun Fact: Comfort Retrievers can carry an egg in their mouths without breaking the shell because they have very soft mouths.

The Comfort Retriever was created to give people the characteristic traits and overall appearance of a Golden Retriever but in a smaller size. The Comfort Retriever is made up of a mixture of a Golden Retriever and a Miniature Poodle giving the Comfort Retriever its name. Their beautiful appearance will steal your heart, along with […] Read More


Common Buzzard

Common Buzzard Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Accipitriformes
Family
Accipitridae
Genus
Buteo
Scientific Name
Buteo buteo

Fun Fact: The most common raptor in the UK!

“Common buzzards can fly up to 28mph.” Common buzzards live in Europe, Africa, and Asia. They are carnivores eating other birds, reptiles, rodents, and sometimes dead animals. Though they are mostly solitary, these birds sometimes form groups or flocks. They are monogamous. An Amazing Bird: 3 Common Buzzard Facts They are found in almost every […] Read More


Common Carp

Common Carp Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Cypriniformes
Family
Cyprinidae
Genus
Cyprinus
Scientific Name
Cyprinus Carpio

Fun Fact:

The common carp, now known as the Eurasian carp, is considered an invasive freshwater species that belongs to the Carp family. Summary Common carp are native to Asia and Europe and can be found worldwide in eutrophic freshwater environments. This fish has a history dating back to Roman times and are now considered to be […] Read More


Common European Adder

Common European Adder Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Viperidae
Genus
Vipera
Scientific Name
Vipera berus

Fun Fact: European adders are the only snake that lives above the Arctic Circle.

The common European adder is the only snake that lives above the Arctic Circle. This snake, also known as the black adder, is the most common venomous snake in Europe. It ranges far and wide across Europe and Asia. In the northern areas of its range, it is often the only snake species. It is […] Read More


Common Frog

Common Frog Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Ranidae
Genus
Rana
Scientific Name
Rana temporaria

Fun Fact: Found throughout the European continent!

With its smooth, moist skin, long, sticky tongue, and elongated hind legs, the common frog is one of the most recognizable species of frogs on the planet. Native to Europe, common frogs are found from Great Britain through Central Russia. Although the species is not considered endangered, its population numbers are believed to be declining. […] Read More


Common Furniture Beetle

Common Furniture Beetle Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Coleoptera
Family
Ptinidae
Genus
Anobium
Scientific Name
Anobium punctatum

Fun Fact: The common furniture beetle feeds exclusively on wood

The common furniture beetle spends nearly its entire life living in and feeding on wood. The common furniture beetle is considered to be one of the most annoying wood-eating pests in the world. It bores deep under the surface and waits a year to transform fully into an adult. This article will cover some interesting […] Read More


Common Grackle

Common Grackle Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Icteridae
Genus
Quiscalus
Scientific Name
Quiscalus quiscula

Fun Fact: Common grackles are a pest species that damage crops and spread disease.

“Their wintering flocks can grow to over one million individuals.” Summary The common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) is a large blackbird native to North America, where it lives as a resident or short-term migrant in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. This species inhabits open country areas like groves, farmlands, and woodland edges. These gregarious birds […] Read More


Common Green Magpie

Common Green Magpie Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Corvidae
Genus
Cissa
Scientific Name
Cissa Chinensis

Fun Fact: Magpies are aggressive when threatened, often “dive-bombing” at intruders

“These carnivores eat reptiles, other birds, and even carrion.” Summary The common green magpie is a medium-sized member of the crow family native to the lower Himalayas and Southeastern Asia. This species inhabits lowland bamboo forests and wetlands, where it spends its days hunting insects, reptiles, and mammals. You will often find this bird pecking […] Read More


Common House Spider

Common House Spider Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Arachnida
Order
aranae
Family
Theridiidae
Genus
Parasteatoda
Scientific Name
Parasteatoda tepidariorum

Fun Fact: House spiders have the ability to eat most insects in a home.

A single common house spider egg sac may contain 400 eggs or more Common house spiders make their webs in the corners and nooks of a home. They are very small creatures measuring less than one-quarter of an inch in length. They live on a diet of flies, mosquitoes, fleas, and ants. Though these spiders […] Read More


Common Loon

Common Loon Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Gaviiformes
Family
Gaviidae
Genus
Gavia
Scientific Name
Gavia Immer

Fun Fact: Also known as the Great Northern Diver

“An underwater hunting expert” Though awkward on land, the common loon bird is a graceful hunter on the water. This mostly cold-weather waterfowl learns to dive before it learns to fly, and will come back to the same nest with the same mate every year for almost a decade. The bird has found its way […] Read More


Common Raven

Common Raven Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Corvidae
Genus
Corvus
Scientific Name
Corvus corax

Fun Fact: A group of ravens is called an unkindness or a conspiracy.

“The Common Raven is arguably the smartest bird of all!” Common Raven Amazing Facts Ravens are extraordinarily intelligent, with brains larger than any other kind of bird. They are capable of solving complex problems and can even tell other ravens about events and objects that they can’t immediately see. They’ve even been known to notify […] Read More


Common Toad

Common Toad Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Bufonidae
Genus
Bufo
Scientific Name
Bufo Bufo

Fun Fact: Most active in wet weather!

Rush Hour Traffic Is The Biggest Threat To Common Toads One of the most populous species of amphibians in Europe, common toads are small, four-legged animals that live in the water and on land.Though millions of common toads waddle their way around Europe, the species is on the decline, and rush hour traffic is one […] Read More


Compsognathus

Compsognathus Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Order
Theropoda
Family
†Compsognathidae
Genus
†Compsognathus
Scientific Name
†Compsognathus longipes

Fun Fact:

It’s not every day we think of a dinosaur as cute, but the Compsognathus may be the exception. This carnivore was small, around the size of a large chicken or small turkey, walked on two legs, and had a slender body with a long tail. The Compsognathus was a Theropod that lived during the Jurassic […] Read More


Conger Eel

Conger Eel Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Anguilliformes
Family
Congridae
Genus
Conger

Fun Fact: The European Conger ( Conger conger) can weigh as much as an adult human!

The term “conger eel” refers to one of 14 species of eels in the genus “Conger.” These eels vary widely in size and weight, though most are of a similar color. Some species are used in cooking, while the fishing of others is discouraged. Fishing for conger eels has been documented as far back as […] Read More


Congo Snake

Congo Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Urodela
Family
Amphiumidae
Genus
Amphiuma

Fun Fact:

Congo snake is the nickname for the amphiuma salamander. It is the largest salamander in the world. The Congo snake is not actually a snake; it’s not even a reptile at all. It’s a genus of huge aquatic salamanders that resemble a snake. There are currently three recognized species: the three-toed amphiuma, the two-toed amphiuma, […] Read More


Conure

Conure Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Psittaciformes
Family
Arinae
Genus
Aratinga, Pyrrhura, and others
Scientific Name
Psittatus solstitialis, Aratinga nenday, and others

Fun Fact: They are intelligent and noisy, often mimicking sounds and learning vocabulary.

“Conures have attention-seeking behavior.” Summary The conure is a loosely defined group of small to large parrots and parakeets native to Central and South America. They inhabit tropical and subtropical lowland forests, where they spend their days foraging in large flocks or perched on treetops. These birds are known as “clowns” and often exhibit attention-seeking […] Read More


Cookiecutter Shark

Cookiecutter Shark Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Squaliformes
Family
Dalatiidae
Genus
Isistius

Fun Fact: The cookiecutter shark takes its name because it leaves a cookie-shaped bite hole in its prey.

Cookiecutter sharks are squaliform sharks. Squaliform sharks have two dorsal fins. Squaliform sharks usually have five to seven gill slits on their sides. They also typically do not have anal fins. 5 Incredible Cookiecutter Shark Facts These sharks have the largest teeth of any shark species at any location. Like all sharks, it loses its […] Read More


Cooper’s Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Accipitriformes
Family
Accipitridae
Genus
Accipiter
Scientific Name
Accipiter cooperii

Fun Fact: Eyes change color as they age

“The Cooper’s hawk is the stealthy and agile aerial predator of the American woodlands.” Cooper’s hawk is a bird known by many different names throughout North America, including the chicken hawk, striker, and flying cross. It is a medium-sized hawk that is often identified by its proportionally large head, black-banded tail feathers, and hunting habits […] Read More


Copperhead

Copperhead Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Viperidae
Genus
Agkistrodon
Scientific Name
Agkistrodon contortrix

Fun Fact: Copperheads get their name, unsurprisingly, from their bronze-hued heads.

Key Points The copperhead belongs to the species of pit viper and is a venomous breed of snakes.They are native to eastern part of north America, but their venom is not lethal to humans if they seek immediate medical health.When Copperhead venom enters the bloodstream it breaks down the red blood cells and incapacitates the […] Read More


Coral

Coral Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Cnidaria
Class
Anthozoa

Fun Fact: There are more than 6000 species of coral in the world's oceans.

“There are more than 6000 species of coral in the world’s oceans.” Coral look much like plants but are actually saltwater-dwelling invertebrate marine organisms. They have external or internal skeletons classified as stony hard, horny, or soft. Of the 6000 or more species in the world today, about 3000 are stony corals. Another 1200 are […] Read More


Coral Snake

Coral Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Various
Scientific Name
Various

Fun Fact: There are over 80 species of coral snake worldwide.

“Red touches yellow, kill a fellow…” isn’t always accurate. Coral snakes are highly venomous members of the Elapidae family. They’re split into Old World and New World groups, most of which inhabit sparsely populated areas. They’re generally small snakes, between 2 and 4 feet; the Arizona coral snake is sometimes thinner than a pencil. The […] Read More


Corella

Corella Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Psittaciformes
Family
Cacatuidae
Genus
Cacatua
Scientific Name
Cacatua (Licmetis) tenuirostris, Cacatua (Licmetis) pastinator, and more

Fun Fact: Corella birds are noisy, especially during the early morning or late evening.

“Corella are small cockatoos with pale bills.” Summary Corella birds are small white cockatoos from the Australasian region, most within the Australian borders. They inhabit many environments but prefer grassy woodlands, pastures, and crop fields with an abundance of food. These birds are known for being loud, intelligent, and incredibly social. You will often find […] Read More


Corgidor

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

Fun Fact: Corgidors are herding dogs that typically help out on cattle farms.

The corgidor has been around significantly longer than other designer dog breeds. Although definitive records don’t exist, this hybrid is assumed to have been first created in the early 1900s to help as a cattle dog. Corgis and labrador retrievers are two of the most popular breeds in the United States. Because of this, it’s […] Read More


Corgipoo

Corgipoo Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia

Fun Fact: These dogs are highly intelligent and are easy to train.

These dogs are a mix of two small dog breeds – the Poodle and the Welsh Corgi. However, their expense will depend on whether the parents are both purebred. The Corgipoo is a hybrid mix of the miniature poodle and the Welsh Corgi, bred specifically as a soft and curly-haired pup in the United States. […] Read More


Corkie

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

Fun Fact: One of the Corkie’s parent breeds, the Cocker Spaniel, was thought to have come over on the Mayflower.

The Corkie’s Cocker Spaniel ancestors first came to America aboard the Mayflower. It later developed into a unique American breed. The Corkie is a mixed breed dog that combines elements of the popular Cocker Spaniel (the American Cocker Spaniel in particular) and the Yorkshire Terrier. The technical term for a cross between two purebred parents […] Read More


Corman Shepherd

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

Fun Fact: Corman Shepherds can be great watchdogs and are often very protective of their owners.

Corman Shepherd dogs are hybrid dogs that are a crossbreed between the Corgi and the German Shepherd dog breeds. These dogs are loyal and courageous, though they are sometimes known to be a little stubborn. They are medium to large in size but can sometimes also come in miniature size. The Corman Shepherd puppies are […] Read More


Corn Rex Cat (Cornish Rex)

Corn Rex Cat (Cornish Rex) Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Felis
Scientific Name
Felis catus

Fun Fact:

The Cornish Rex, also called Corn Rex, is a domestic cat breed that originated from a genetic mutation that caused it to have no fur, only down hair that is very fine and wavy. Also known as the Gazelle, Greyhound, or Whippet of cats, it has a long, athletic, curved body, wide hips, and a […] Read More


Corn Snake

Corn Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Pantherophis
Scientific Name
P. guttatus

Fun Fact: Corn snakes are partly arboreal and are excellent climbers.

Corn snakes are long and slender, and a few have exceeded 6 feet long. They are members of the vast Colubridae family, which includes king snakes and other constrictors. Their bright colors and easy-going temperament make them popular in the pet industry. In the wild, they’re most common in Florida, but their range extends across […] Read More


Cory Catfish

Cory Catfish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Silfuriformes
Family
Callichthyidae
Genus
Corydoras

Fun Fact: All Cory Catfish have three pairs of barbels around their mouth that they use to detect food.

Cory Catfish also referred to as Corydoras is a genus of catfish that originates from the coastal rivers in Brazil and Uruguay and the lower Parana river basin. All species originate from rivers in South America. They are a popular freshwater fish in the aquarium hobby and are known for being peaceful and easy to […] Read More


Coryphodon

Coryphodon Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Cimolesta
Family
Coryphodontidae
Genus
Coryphodon

Fun Fact: The Coryphodono looked like a fancy rhinocerous, but it was more related to elephants

Shortly after the non-avian dinosaurs disappeared at the end of the Cretaceous period, mammals began to gain dominance. The Coryphodon was one of the groups of mammals that came to prominence on the North American continent from the Late Paleocene to the Early Eocene epoch. Paleontologists have also found this large mammal in Europe and […] Read More


Costa’s Hummingbird

Costa’s Hummingbird Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Apodiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Calypte
Scientific Name
Calypte costae

Fun Fact: Costa's Hummingbird males have iridescent purple feathers on their heads and necks.

Watching a Costa’s Hummingbird feed on desert flowers is not only relaxing but also supports the local ecosystem. The males have iridescent purple feathers on their heads and throat, transitioning to green feathers on their backs. The females have duller colors to help them blend in and keep their nests safe. While they occupy a […] Read More


Coton de Tulear

Coton de Tulear Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: The soft coat of the Coton de Tulear is the result of a singular genetic mutation early in the breed's development.

The cottony soft texture of their coat is thought to be the result of a single genetic mutation during the early years of the breed’s development. If you are looking for a happy, charming dog, the Coton de Tulear may be the perfect choice for you. Small and sweet, this breed gets along well with […] Read More


Cotton-top Tamarin

Cotton-top Tamarin Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Callitrichidae
Genus
Saguinus
Scientific Name
Saguinus Oedipus

Fun Fact: Found in tropical forest edges!

“The cotton-top tamarin features a remarkable crest of white hair on its head.“ The crest is only the most visible outward characteristic of this amazing species. It has many other incredible features, including its agile climbing ability, its highly cooperative and altruistic social structure, and its intelligence and complex use of vocalizations. Because of habitat […] Read More


Cottonmouth

Cottonmouth Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Viperidae
Genus
Agkistrodon
Scientific Name
Agkistrodon piscivorus

Fun Fact: The cottonmouth (also known as a water moccasin) is a highly venomous pit viper that spends most of its life near water.

The cottonmouth snake (also known as a water moccasin) is a highly venomous pit viper that spends most of its life near the water. Cottonmouths are considered to be one of the few semi-aquatics snakes in the world. They can sometimes be seen swimming in both freshwater and saltwater areas. There are generally two species: […] Read More


Cougar

Cougar Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Puma
Scientific Name
Felis Concolor

Fun Fact: The Second Largest feline in North America

“A Big Cat Without a Roar” As North America’s second largest cat, the cougar is an intimidating animal to run into. The cougar is unable to roar because it doesn’t have the needed larynx to do so. Instead, the big cat purrs, growls, hisses and screams as well as whistles and chirps. Cougars are also […] Read More


Cow

Cow Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Bovidae
Genus
Bos
Scientific Name
Bos Taurus

Fun Fact: There are nearly 1.5 million worldwide!

“…roughly one cow for every seven humans on earth…” Cows are animals that are found all over the world. They were domesticated by humans over 10,000 years ago for work, dairy, meat and more. However, scientists are still learning much about their complex brains and emotions. These gentle giants range from 700 lbs, to as […] Read More


Coyote

Coyote Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis latrans

Fun Fact: Also known as the Prairie Wolf!

“The coyote is one of the most common species of mammals in North America” Coyotes are animals that have traditionally served many different roles in human culture simultaneously as a pest and a mystical creature with various magical attributes. Their melancholic howls at night have seized the human imagination for many thousands of years. Although […] Read More


Crab

Crab Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Malacostraca
Order
Decapoda
Family
Brachyura
Scientific Name
Brachyura

Fun Fact: There are 93 different crab groups

Ever wonder why crabs wave pincers around? They are using them to communicate, and will even use their pincers to make drumming noises!  More than 6,700 species of crabs have been identified. Some crabs live exclusively in the ocean, while others live along the shoreline, and some crabs live in freshwater instead of the saltwater […] Read More


Crab Spider

Crab Spider Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Arachnida
Order
Araneae
Family
Thomisidae

Fun Fact: Crab Spiders can mimic ants or bird droppings

Crab Spiders can mimic ants or bird droppings “They look like tiny crabs.” Crab spiders are mostly found in the Thomisidae family, though other spiders known as crab spiders can be found in families such as Selenopidae, Sparassidae, and Sicariidae. These spiders include giant crab spiders such as the enormous Huntsman spider. Crab spiders get […] Read More


Crab-Eating Macaque

Crab-Eating Macaque Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Cercopithecidae
Genus
Macaca
Scientific Name
Macaca Fascicularis

Fun Fact: Found throughout the South-East Asian jungles!

The crab-eating macaque is one of the most widespread primate species in the world. A familiar sight throughout the wildernesses of Southeast Asia, the crab-eating macaque has existed alongside human habitations for many thousands of years. The animal’s playful, nurturing, intelligent, and socially active nature means that positive interactions with humans are fairly common. But […] Read More


Crabeater Seal

Crabeater Seal Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Pinnipedia
Genus
Lobodon
Scientific Name
Lobodon carcinophaga

Fun Fact: The crabeater seal doesn’t actually eat crab at all, but instead krill

The crabeater seal has carved out a very successful life in one of the most inhospitable places on the planet. Found almost everywhere around the Antarctic seas, it is believed to be one of the most abundant and populous of carnivorous mammals. However, the crabeater probably suffers from the biggest case of misnaming in the […] Read More


Crane

Crane Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Gruiformes
Family
Gruidae
Scientific Name
Gruidae

Fun Fact: Many are critically endangered species!

“Cranes dance to attract a mate!” Cranes are a collection of tall bird species with long legs. There are 15 different species of these birds in the world, usually having brown, white or gray coloring. Different species of these birds live across every continent except South America and Antarctica, typically breeding in the north and […] Read More


Crappie Fish

Crappie Fish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Perciformes
Family
Centrarchidae
Genus
Pomoxis

Fun Fact: The crappie is one of the most popular freshwater fish in North America.

There are only two recognized species in the crappie genus: the black crappie fish and the white crappie fish. The crappie fish is a genus of medium-sized freshwater fish, native to North America. Popular in both recreational and commercial fishing circles, they are common referred to as a type of “panfish,” because their body is […] Read More


Crested Gecko

Crested Gecko Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Diplodactglidae
Genus
Correlophus
Scientific Name
Correlophus ciliatus

Fun Fact: The crested gecko can walk on glass and even has a prehensile tail.

“The crested gecko has eyelashes! But not really … ” The crested gecko is also called the eyelash gecko because it has a protrusion over its eyes that bears fringes that look like eyelids with eyelashes, even though the gecko lacks both. The protrusion, or crest, continues down the animal’s head to the base of […] Read More


Crested Penguin

Crested Penguin Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Sphenisciformes
Family
Spheniscidae
Genus
Eudyptes
Scientific Name
Eudyptes robustus

Fun Fact: Has long yellow eyebrows!

The crested penguin has long yellow eyebrows. It lives in the watery areas off of a rocky Antarctic island named Snare Island, where it eats krill and other tasties. This penguin is one of six different species that live in the general area. The crested penguin is grey, yellow, black, and white. It lives as […] Read More


Cricket

Cricket Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Orthoptera
Family
Gryllidae
Genus
Acheta
Scientific Name
Acheta domesticus

Fun Fact: Male crickets can produce sounds by rubbing their wings together

“Fried crickets are a delicacy in Thailand.” Crickets are some of the noisiest insects on the planet. The sound of the male fills the spring and summer night air, which for some people might be soothing but for others annoying. The purpose of the chirping noise is to attract a potential mate or repel male […] Read More


Croatian Sheepdog

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

Fun Fact: They are an ancient breed dating back to the 7th century and made their way to Croatian lands giving them the name Croatian Sheep Dog.

The nimble-footed and skillful Croatian Sheepdog has a natural ability to crowd sheep, cattle, and even horses. However, once a task is given, their main focus is to make sure the herd of animals is in a secure area. In addition, they are responsible for keeping the animals in one group by not letting them […] Read More


Crocodile

Crocodile Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Crocodilia
Family
Crocodylidae
Genus
Crocodylus
Scientific Name
Crocodylus acutus

Fun Fact: Have changed little in 200 million years!

Key Points: Unlike other reptile species, crocodilians are archosaurs which is an ancient group of reptiles that also included dinosaurs. Crocodiles bask in the hot sun all day to absorb enough warmth to last through a night of hunting and feeding.Social animals who often hunt in groups, crocodiles have the ability to communicate with each […] Read More


Crocodile Monitor

Crocodile Monitor Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Varanidae
Genus
Varanus
Scientific Name
Varanus salvadorii

Fun Fact: Its tail is twice the length of its body.

The Crocodile monitor uses its multi-purpose, remarkably long tail to whip threats and counterbalance witself while climbing. Arguably the most impressive and intimidating lizard in the world, Varanus salvadorii is regarded as the ultimate pet monitor. They are also called crocodile monitors, Salvadori’s monitors, or Papuan monitors. Sometimes, they are called Tree crocodiles because of […] Read More


Cross Fox

Cross Fox Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Vulpes
Scientific Name
Vulpes vulpes

Fun Fact: The cross fox’s tail is bushier than the tail of the average red fox

“The partly melanistic version of the red fox.” A cross fox is a rare animal, but not because its species is endangered. It is a member of Vulpes vulpes whose conservation status is Least Concern. What makes the cross fox rare is its coloration. It is a version of the common red fox that has […] Read More


Cross River Gorilla

Cross River Gorilla Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Hominidae
Genus
Gorilla
Scientific Name
Gorilla gorilla diehli

Fun Fact: Less than 300 remaining!

The Cross River Gorilla lives in the mountainous region between Nigeria and Cameroons. The Cross river gorilla (scientific name: Gorilla gorilla diehli) is a subspecies of the western gorilla. Paul Matschie, in 1904, named the cross river gorilla a new species, though it has become increasingly rare. These gorillas have brownish-grey or black fur. However, […] Read More


Crow

Crow Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Corvidae
Genus
Corvus

Fun Fact: A group of these birds is called a Murder.

“Crows can fly up to 60mph” Crows are best known for their solid black feathers and signature ‘caw’ sound. These birds are omnivores eating everything from insects to seeds. They’re highly intelligent birds. 3 Amazing Crow Facts! These birds have a wingspan of 36 inchesA group of these birds is known as a MurderThey can […] Read More


Crucian Carp

Crucian Carp Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Cypriniformes
Family
Cyprinidae
Genus
Carassius
Scientific Name
Carassius carassius

Fun Fact: Can survive drought by burying itself in mud.

The crucian carp, native to England and now living in almost the entirety of Europe and parts of Asia, is a hearty freshwater fish that thrives in lakes, ponds and slow-current rivers. Also called the English carp, golden carp, gibele and Prussian carp, the species is a cousin to the domesticated goldfish. They are able […] Read More


Cryolophosaurus

Cryolophosaurus Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Saurischia
Scientific Name
Cryolophosaurus ellioti

Fun Fact: This dinosaur was known as the elvissaur due to its pompadour-like crest.

Despite the fact that this beast lived in Antarctica and its name literally means “freezing lizard,” it lived in a warm tropical climate. The Cryolophosaurus was a carnivorous dinosaur that went extinct about 180 million years ago, during the Jurassic period. The name Cryolophosaurus means “frozen crested lizard” and refers to the dinosaur’s habitat being […] Read More


Cuban Boa

Cuban Boa Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Boidae
Genus
Chilabothrus
Scientific Name
Chilabothrus angulifer

Fun Fact: One of the only snakes observed using cooperative hunting tactics.

Cuban boas hang out in caves while they hunt bats, their favorite prey item. The largest native predator on the island nation of Cuba also happens to be the only boa species on the island. The Cuban boa may grow up to 21 feet long and is an active nocturnal hunter. Amazing Facts About Cuban […] Read More


Cuban Cockroach

Cuban Cockroach Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Blattodea
Family
Blaberidae
Genus
Panchlora
Scientific Name
Panchlora nivea

Fun Fact: Believed to have been introduced to the United States by being shipped with green bananas.

The Cuban cockroach is one of the only ones in the entire United States that requires only the female to reproduce. Summary The Cuban cockroach, also known as the green banana cockroach, is an omnivorous scavenger, seeking out sweet and starchy foods. The attraction of decaying food is often what leads the nymphs into homes, […] Read More


Cuckoo

Cuckoo Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Cuculiformes
Family
Cuculidae
Genus
Cuculus
Scientific Name
Cuculidae

Fun Fact:

“The Channel-billed Cuckoo is the world’s largest cuckoo.” The cuckoo family of birds is interesting for many reasons. While some of the facts about the bird are overblown, such as their reputation as parasitic birds, there is some truth to the lore. Some species of the family do lay their eggs in host nests, leaving […] Read More


Curly Coated Retriever

Curly Coated Retriever Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: A lively and fun-loving breed!

Curly Coated Retrievers have curls that are waterproof. Coincidentally, they like to swim! The Curly Coated Retriever sometimes referred to as a Curly is a member of the sporting group. It’s notable for the black or liver (dark brown) curls all over its body with the exception of its face and front legs. This intelligent […] Read More


Curly Hair Tarantula

Curly Hair Tarantula Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Class
Arachnida
Order
Araneae
Family
Theraphosidae
Genus
Tliltocatl
Scientific Name
Tliltocatl albopilosus

Fun Fact:

One of the furriest tarantulas in the world. Curly hair tarantulas do have long wooly hair but it is certainly not curly like a goldendoodle. However they do have some of the longest hairs of all the tarantula species. There are around 1,000 different species of these large full-bodied spiders. Curly hair tarantulas are from […] Read More


Cuscus

Cuscus Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Marsupialia
Family
Phalangeridae
Genus
Phalanger
Scientific Name
Phalanger maculatus

Fun Fact: Has a long, strong prehensile tail!

“A baby cuscus stays in its mother’s pouch for up to 7 months” The common spotted cuscus is a large possum that lives in the tropical lowland forests in New Guinea. This animal is a herbivore with a diet of different types of leaves. A female has a pouch for carrying its young like a […] Read More


Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Cephalopoda
Order
Decapodiformes
Family
Sepiida
Scientific Name
Sepiida

Fun Fact: Found throughout the world's oceans!

Equipped with flexible tentacles, ink production capabilities, and a keen intelligence, the cuttlefish is a remarkable creature of the sea. Despite the name, it is not really a fish at all, but a type of cephalopod. This puts it in the same class as the squid, nautilus, and octopus. It is often said that the […] Read More


Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

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

Fun Fact: This breed is also known as the Czechoslovakian Vlcak (the name for the German Shepherd).

Many people may not realize that dogs and wolves are actually part of the same species. While the dog is technically its own separate subspecies (Canis lupis familiaris), they are both capable of breeding with each to produce viable offspring with few problems. Based on some genetic and archaeological facts, we know that dogs may […] Read More



A Cheetah
Cheetah

The fastest land mammal in the world!

A Carolina Dog
Carolina Dog

Wild dog breed discovered in the 1970s!


Newest Animals that Start with the Letter C

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

A Cervalces latifrons (Broad-Fronted Moose)
Cervalces latifrons (Broad-Fronted Moose)

Cervalces latifrons are the largest species of deer that ever existed.

A Clock Spider
Clock Spider

Males make a rhythmic thrumming like a clock

Animals that start with the letter C, including the centipede & clownfish.
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