Animals That Start with D

Read below for information on 69 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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List of Animals That Start with D

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 Daeodon
Daeodon

Scientists don't know whether daedon had scales, feathers, fur, or something else.

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 Danios
Danios

These fish make a popular choice for aquarium hobbyists due to their hardy 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 Dark-Eyed Junco
Dark-Eyed Junco

They are called snowbirds because many subspecies reappear in the winter.

A Darwin’s fox
Darwin’s fox

It’s not a “true fox.”

A Darwin’s Frog
Darwin’s Frog

Camouflages itself as a dead leaf!

A De Kay’s Brown Snake
De Kay’s Brown Snake

They have specialized jaws for removing snails from shells.

A Death Adder
Death Adder

The Death Adder is more closely related to the Cobra than other Australian snakes.

A Death’s Head Cockroach
Death’s Head Cockroach

People buy Death's Head Cockroach nymphs and raise them as pets!

A Deathwatch Beetle
Deathwatch Beetle

The adult deathwatch beetle taps on the wood to find a mate.

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 Deer Tick
Deer Tick

Commonly found on white-tailed deer

A Desert Kingsnake
Desert Kingsnake

The desert kingsnake rolls over and plays dead when it feels threatened.

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 Devils Coach Horse Beetle
Devils Coach Horse Beetle

The Devil’s coach horse beetle can emit a noxious substance to deter predators

A Dhole
Dhole

Only 2,000 left in the wild!

A Diamond python
Diamond python

These pythons live at higher altitudes and further south than any other python species.

A Diamondback Moth
Diamondback Moth

Adult males make high amplitude boing noise to attract females

A Dik-Dik
Dik-Dik

A dik-dik is named after a sound it makes when it is frightened

A Dingo
Dingo

Natively found on the Australian continent!

A Dinopithecus
Dinopithecus

The only species currently recognized of this ancient baboon is Dinopithecus ingens.

A Diplodocus
Diplodocus

Their long tales could have been used as a whip!

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 Dog Tick
Dog Tick

Dog ticks feed on dogs and other mammals

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 Dorgi
Dorgi

The Dorgi is one of the more popular mixed breed dogs.

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 Douc
Douc

When these monkeys want to mate, they wiggle their eyebrows.

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 Draco Volans Lizard
Draco Volans Lizard

Beneath the lizard’s “wings” are a pair of enlarged ribs for support.

A Dragon Eel
Dragon Eel

Dragon eels have double jaws and two sets of razor-sharp teeth

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 Dubia Cockroach
Dubia Cockroach

The most popular species of feeder roach

A Duck
Duck

Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!

A Dugong
Dugong

Closely related to the Manatee!

A Dumeril’s Boa
Dumeril’s Boa

Some tribes believe that the snake's skin holds the souls of their ancestors.

A Dung Beetle
Dung Beetle

The dung beetle can push objects many times its own weight

A Dunker
Dunker

A friendly and relaxed dog!

A Dunnock
Dunnock

Both male and female dunnocks can have multiple mates every breeding season

A Dusky Dolphin
Dusky Dolphin

Communicates using whistles, squeaks and clicks!

A Dusky Shark
Dusky Shark

The Dusky Shark sometimes eats trash discarded by humans.

A Dwarf Boa
Dwarf Boa

Some species can change color from dark to light, and back again.

A Dwarf Crocodile
Dwarf Crocodile

Digs burrows in river banks to rest!

A Dwarf Hamster
Dwarf Hamster

dwarf hamsters love to explore at night.


A Dolphin
Dolphin

Can reach speeds of up to 25 mph!

A Dachshund
Dachshund

Fun and playful breed of small dog!

Newest Animals that Start with the Letter D

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

A De Kay’s Brown Snake
De Kay’s Brown Snake

They have specialized jaws for removing snails from shells.

A Dragon Eel
Dragon Eel

Dragon eels have double jaws and two sets of razor-sharp teeth

A Dinopithecus
Dinopithecus

The only species currently recognized of this ancient baboon is Dinopithecus ingens.

Animals that Start with D