Animals That Start with D

Read below for information on 37 different animals that start with the letter D, from darwin’s frog to dwarf crocodile. The most popular animal that starts with D is The dodo, an extinct medium sized flightless bird first discovered in the 1590’s. The least popular is the desert tortoise. Some fun facts about D name animals include:

  • desert tortoise can go a whole year without drinking water
  • Donkey’s were first domesticated 5,000 years ago
  • Dragonflies are the world’s most accurate and deadly hunter, catching more than 95% of prey

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A Dolphin
Dolphin

Can reach speeds of up to 25 mph!

A Dachshund
Dachshund

Fun and playful breed of small dog!


Animals that Start with D

A Dachsador
Dachsador

This hybrid dog is also known as a Doxador or a Weinerdor.

A Dachshund
Dachshund

Fun and playful breed of small dog!

A Dalmadoodle
Dalmadoodle

Dalmatians were originally bred to run alongside carriages, and their dalmadoodle descendents have the same long legs and high energy.

A Dalmador
Dalmador

Dalmador breeding skyrocketed after the 16 release of the live-action 101 Dalmatians movie.

A Dalmatian
Dalmatian

Have an energetic and playful nature!

A Dapple Dachshund
Dapple Dachshund

A Dapple Dachshund’s dappling pattern may be just one spot, or it may be numerous spots and splashes on their coat.

A Darwin’s Frog
Darwin’s Frog

Camouflages itself as a dead leaf!

A Deer
Deer

There are around 40 different species!

A Deer Head Chihuahua
Deer Head Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed in the world.

A Desert Locust
Desert Locust

Solitary locusts are grey while gregarious locusts are yellow with stripes.

A Desert Rain Frog
Desert Rain Frog

The desert rain frog doesn't hop

A Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise

Lives in burrows underground!

A Deutsche Bracke
Deutsche Bracke

Has long drop ears and a long narrow tail!

A Dhole
Dhole

Only 2,000 left in the wild!

A Dingo
Dingo

Natively found on the Australian continent!

A Discus
Discus

One of the only schooling Cichlids!

A Doberman Pinscher
Doberman Pinscher

A gentle, loyal and loving breed!

A Dodo
Dodo

Native to the island of Mauritius!

A Dog
Dog

First domesticated in South-East Asia!

A Dogo Argentino
Dogo Argentino

Loyal and affectionate to their family!

A Dogue De Bordeaux
Dogue De Bordeaux

Extremely loyal and devoted to it's master!

A Dolphin
Dolphin

Can reach speeds of up to 25 mph!

A Donkey
Donkey

First domesticated 5,000 years ago!

A Dorkie
Dorkie

Dorkies are so laid-back they sometimes need extra incentive to exercise each day.

A Dormouse
Dormouse

Found in Europe, Africa and Asia!

A Double Doodle
Double Doodle

Exact origin unknown.

A Doxiepoo
Doxiepoo

Doxiepoos are an unpredictable breed that can come in a variety of appearances and sizes.

A Doxle
Doxle

Doxles have long floppy ears

A Dragonfish
Dragonfish

Dragonfish can emit red light from their eyes

A Dragonfly
Dragonfly

It's larvae are carnivorous!

A Drever
Drever

Uncommon outside of Europe!

A Drum Fish
Drum Fish

The drum fish makes a croaking sound with its swimming bladder!

A Duck
Duck

Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!

A Dugong
Dugong

Closely related to the Manatee!

A Dunker
Dunker

A friendly and relaxed dog!

A Dusky Dolphin
Dusky Dolphin

Communicates using whistles, squeaks and clicks!

A Dwarf Crocodile
Dwarf Crocodile

Digs burrows in river banks to rest!


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A Dapple Dachshund
Dapple Dachshund

A Dapple Dachshund’s dappling pattern may be just one spot, or it may be numerous spots and splashes on their coat.

A Deer Head Chihuahua
Deer Head Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed in the world.

A Doxle
Doxle

Doxles have long floppy ears

Animals that Start with D