Animals that Start with C



Read below for information on 104 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:

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  • 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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A Cheetah
Cheetah

The fastest land mammal in the world!

A Carolina Dog
Carolina Dog

Wild dog breed discovered in the 1970s!


Animals that Start with C

Caiman

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

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

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


Camel

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

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

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! The camel spider lives in the Middle East, Mexico, and the southwestern area of the United States. They live in dry climates like deserts and scrublands. This animal is a carnivore that eats rodents, small birds, insects, and lizards. The bite of this creature […] Read More


Canaan Dog

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

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


Canadian Eskimo Dog

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

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

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


Cape Lion

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

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

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


Caribou

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

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

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

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

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


Cashmere Goat

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

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

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


Catahoula Leopard

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. This breed has its origins in crosses between the wolf-like dogs that local Native Americans owned and dogs that Spanish and French settlers brought between […] Read More


Catalan Sheepdog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, like due to their wonderful personality. This breed is very curious, playful, […] Read More


Centipede

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


Cesky Fousek

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

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

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. There are over 160 species of these lizards spread across Madagascar, Spain, Africa, Asia, and Portugal. They have large eyes, a curled tail, and some species can change the color of their skin […] Read More


Chamois

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


Cheagle

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


Cheetah

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

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


Chickadee

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

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


Chihuahua

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


Chimaera

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

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

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

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 Crested Dog

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

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

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

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


Chinook

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


Chinstrap Penguin

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! The chinstrap penguin colony on Zavodovski Island in the South […] Read More


Chipmunk

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Sciuridae

Fun Fact: There are 25 different species!

“One chipmunk can collect 165 acorns per day.” Chipmunks are small mammals that live in burrows, fallen logs, or in holes under houses. This rodent is the tiniest member of the squirrel family! They are omnivores eating a variety of plants and small animals. Chipmunks have a collection of chirps and other sounds they use […] Read More


Chipoo

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


Chiweenie

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

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

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

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 Island Red Crab

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


Cicada

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

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

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

The cichlid is a unique type of ray-finned fish that exhibits so many different colors, body shapes, behaviors, and reproductive strategies that it is difficult to believe they are all members of the same taxonomical family. Even though the cichlid fish is almost exclusively native to the tropics, their small size and bright colors make […] Read More


Clouded Leopard

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

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

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


Coati

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


Cockalier

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

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. Cockapoos were […] Read More


Cockatoo

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


Cockroach

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

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


Coelacanth

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

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


Collie

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

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


Common Buzzard

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 Frog

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 House Spider

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

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

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

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


Cookiecutter Shark

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

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Hemichordata
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


Coral

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


Corgidor

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

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

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

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


Coton de Tulear

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

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


Cougar

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

Fun Fact: 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

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

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

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 their pincers around? They are actually 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 […] Read More


Crab Spider

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

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

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

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

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 Penguin

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


Crocodile

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!

Crocodile Classification and Evolution Crocodiles are one of the most well-known and fearsome animals in the world, and considered an apex predator. Their powerful bodies, strong jaws and immense speed and agility along with their unparalleled stealth, has lead to them being one of the world’s most apex predators in their natural environments. Closely related […] Read More


Cross River Gorilla

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


Curly Coated Retriever

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


Cuscus

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

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

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



Alphabetical List of Animals That Start with C

Newest Animals that Start with the Letter B

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

A Cockalier
Cockalier

The Cockalier has very strong hunting ancestry.

A Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

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

A Cava Tzu
Cava Tzu

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

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