Animals that Start with C

Read below for information on 88 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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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

A Caiman
Caiman

Can grow to up 6 meters long!

A Caiman Lizard
Caiman Lizard

Caiman lizards are among the largest lizards.

A Cairn Terrier
Cairn Terrier

Intelligent, lively and strong!

A Camel
Camel

Can survive without water for 10 months!

A Camel Cricket
Camel Cricket

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

A Camel Spider
Camel Spider

Fast, carnivorous arachnid with a painful bite.

A Canaan Dog
Canaan Dog

Has a strong survival instinct!

A Canada Lynx
Canada Lynx

They have natural snowshoes

A Canadian Horse
Canadian Horse

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

A Cane Corso
Cane Corso

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.

A Capybara
Capybara

Excellent at both diving and swimming

A Caracal
Caracal

Has 20 different muscles in it's ears!

A Carolina Dog
Carolina Dog

Wild dog breed discovered in the 1970s!

A Carolina Parakeet
Carolina Parakeet

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

A Carp
Carp

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

A Cashmere Goat
Cashmere Goat

Cashmere goat are named after Kashmir regions of India and Pakistan

A Cassowary
Cassowary

Can reach speeds of 30mph!

A Cat
Cat

First domesticated by the Ancient Egyptians!

A Caterpillar
Caterpillar

The larvae of a moth or butterfly!

A Catfish
Catfish

There are nearly 3,000 different species!

A Cavador
Cavador

The Cavador is a good service dog.

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Highly playful and affectionate!

A Cavapoo
Cavapoo

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

A Centipede
Centipede

There are about 3,000 documented species!

A Cesky Fousek
Cesky Fousek

An affectionate hunting dog!

A Cesky Terrier
Cesky Terrier

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

A Chameleon
Chameleon

There are more than 160 different species!

A Chamois
Chamois

Natively found in the European mountains!

A Cheagle
Cheagle

Some Cheagles have an excellent sense of smell.

A Cheetah
Cheetah

The fastest land mammal in the world!

A Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Bright and happy disposition!

A Chickadee
Chickadee

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

A Chicken
Chicken

First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!

A Chihuahua
Chihuahua

Curious and devoted personality!

A Chimaera
Chimaera

Also called ghost shark

A Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee

Has 32 teeth including fang-like canines!

A Chinchilla
Chinchilla

Natively found in the Andes Mountain range!

A Chinese Crested Dog
Chinese Crested Dog

A hairless breed of dog!

A Chinese Paddlefish
Chinese Paddlefish

The Chinese paddlefish is one the largest freshwater fish in the world

A Chinese Shar-Pei
Chinese Shar-Pei

These dogs have a blue and black tongue.

A Chinook
Chinook

A calm and friendly breed!

A Chinstrap Penguin
Chinstrap Penguin

There are 7 million breeding pairs!

A Chipmunk
Chipmunk

There are 25 different species!

A Chipoo
Chipoo

The Chipoo was first bred in the 1970s

A Chorkie
Chorkie

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

A Chow Chow
Chow Chow

Loyal and affectionate to it's family!

A Chow Shepherd
Chow Shepherd

The Chow Shepherd is also known as the Sheprachow.

A Cicada
Cicada

Cicadas have one of the longest insect lifespans

A Cichlid
Cichlid

There are more than 2 000 known species!

A Clouded Leopard
Clouded Leopard

Has canines that can be two inches long!

A Clownfish
Clownfish

Also known as the anemonefish!

A Clumber Spaniel
Clumber Spaniel

Has a thick, soft coat!

A Coati
Coati

Found in dense forests and wet jungles!

A Cockapoo
Cockapoo

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

A Cockatoo
Cockatoo

Highly social, smart, and chatty bird.

A Cockroach
Cockroach

Dated to be around 300 million years old!

A Codfish
Codfish

They eat other fish

A Coelacanth
Coelacanth

The coelacanth first evolved almost 400 million years ago.

A Collared Peccary
Collared Peccary

Form bands of up to 12 individuals!

A Collie
Collie

Gentle and devoted!

A Colossal Squid
Colossal Squid

Can survive eating a single fish for months

A Common Buzzard
Common Buzzard

The most common raptor in the UK!

A Common Frog
Common Frog

Found throughout the European continent!

A Common Loon
Common Loon

Also known as the Great Northern Diver

A Common Raven
Common Raven

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

A Common Toad
Common Toad

Most active in wet weather!

A Cookiecutter Shark
Cookiecutter Shark

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

A Cooper’s Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk

Eyes change color as they age

A Coral
Coral

Thought to be around 70,000 different species!

A Corgidor
Corgidor

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

A Corgipoo
Corgipoo

These dogs are highly intelligent and are easy to train.

A Corkie
Corkie

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

A Corman Shepherd
Corman Shepherd

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

A Cotton-top Tamarin
Cotton-top Tamarin

Found in tropical forest edges!

A Cougar
Cougar

Largest feline in North America

A Cow
Cow

There are nearly 1.5 million worldwide!

A Coyote
Coyote

Also known as the Prairie Wolf!

A Crab
Crab

There are 93 different crab groups

A Crab Spider
Crab Spider

Crab Spiders can mimic ants or bird droppings

A Crab-Eating Macaque
Crab-Eating Macaque

Found throughout the South-East Asian jungles!

A Crane
Crane

Many are critically endangered species!

A Crested Penguin
Crested Penguin

Has long yellow eyebrows!

A Crocodile
Crocodile

Have changed little in 200 million years!

A Cross River Gorilla
Cross River Gorilla

Less than 300 remaining!

A Curly Coated Retriever
Curly Coated Retriever

A lively and fun-loving breed!

A Cuscus
Cuscus

Has a long, strong prehensile tail!

A Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish

Found throughout the world's oceans!


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A Crab Spider
Crab Spider

Crab Spiders can mimic ants or bird droppings

A Cookiecutter Shark
Cookiecutter Shark

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

A Caiman Lizard
Caiman Lizard

Caiman lizards are among the largest lizards.

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