Animals that Start with E

Updated: January 24, 2023
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Read below for information on 114 different animals that start with the letter E, from eagles to emu. The most popular is the emperor penguin, the largest penguin species on earth. The least popular is the edible frog, also known as the common water frog. Some fun facts about E name animals include:


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Alphabetical List of Animals That Start with E

Animals that Start with E

Eagle

Eagle Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Falconiformes
Family
Accipitridae

Fun Fact: Has exceptional eyesight!

The sharp-eyed eagle is among the most fearsome predators of the animal kingdom. Nicknamed the “king of all birds,” eagles are large and powerful birds of prey that appear to soar majestically in the air, searching for their next meal. Although not the most agile flyer, its remarkable speed in the air certainly belies its […] Read More


Eagle Ray

Eagle Ray Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Myliobatiformes
Family
Myliobatidae
Genus
Aetomylaesus

Fun Fact: Majestic underwater bird like fish

Eagle rays are massive fish belonging to the same family as stingrays and live as long as 25 years! Conservation Status Most species are Near Threatened.  Some species have different conservation categories such as: Spotted Eagle Ray – EndangeredPacific Eagle Ray – VulnerablePurple Eagle Ray – Critically Endangered Eagle Ray Summary The eagle rays are […] Read More


Eared Grebe

Eared Grebe Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Podicipediformes
Family
Podicipedidae
Genus
Podiceps
Scientific Name
Podiceps nigricollis

Fun Fact: The most populous grebe in the world

Summary The most populous grebe on Earth, the eared grebe belongs to the grebe family Podicipediformes. Also known as the black-necked grebe, you can find eared grebes throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. During summer, they breed in freshwater lakes, then travel to saline lakes to feed and molt before making their way to […] Read More


Earless Monitor Lizard

Earless Monitor Lizard Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Lanthanotidae
Genus
Lanthanotus
Scientific Name
Lanthanotus borneensis

Fun Fact: These lizards can practically shut down their metabolism and appear comatose for long periods.

The endangered earless monitor lizard, found only on the island of Borneo, is now threatened by illegal pet trading. Few animals are as elusive as the endangered earless monitor lizard, native only to the northwestern coastal region of the island of Borneo. This small and unique lizard was first described in 1878 by Franz Steindachner. […] Read More


Earthworm

Earthworm Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Annelida
Class
Clitellata
Order
Opisthopora
Family
Limbricidae
Genus
Lumbricus Linnaeus
Scientific Name
Lumbricina

Fun Fact: They are hermaphrodites, which means they have male and female organs

“Powerful Little Earth Movers.” Just as bees are crucial to pollinating flowers, earthworms are crucial to having those flowers grow in the first place. These worms aerate the soil and allow oxygen, water, and nutrients to enter, which then enter the roots of the plants. Their castings also get nutrients into the soil, and they […] Read More


Earwig

Earwig Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Dermaptera

Fun Fact: There are nearly 2,000 different species!

“No in ear problems with the Earwig!” Earwigs are nocturnal insects that can be identified by the large pair of pincers at the end of their bodies. Outside, they’re found under rocks, in rotted tree bark, and in other moist places. Inside, they can be found in the pantry, where they do eat foods that […] Read More


East Siberian Laika

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

Fun Fact: Because East Siberian Laikas are from a very cold region, they shed heavily and require a lot of grooming.

The East Siberian Laika is an amazing hunting dog that also makes a great companion! 5 East Siberian Laika Fun Facts The East Siberian Laika is the largest of all Russian Laika dog breeds.They bark much less than the other Laika breeds.They’re extremely calm and quiet for a hunting dog!The Siberian Laika isn’t your average […] Read More


Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Eastern Barred Bandicoot Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Peramelemorphia
Family
Peramelidae
Genus
Perameles
Scientific Name
Perameles gunnii

Fun Fact: Digs funnel-shaped holes in search of insects

“They can cover three feet of ground in a single leap” Eastern barred bandicoots are omnivores with a diet of plants and insects. They have brown or gray fur with three or four vertical dark stripes on their hindquarters. On a distribution map, these mammals live in southeastern Australia and Tasmania. In the life cycle […] Read More


Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Turdidae
Genus
Sialia
Scientific Name
Sialia sialis

Fun Fact: Bluebirds drop straight down on their prey from their perch, much like leopards.

“The Eastern Bluebird is the only bluebird found east of the Rockies.” These beautiful and beloved little birds are considered harbingers of spring and in some places, their song can be heard even when snow is still on the ground. Unlike so many other animals, their status is of least concern, and their numbers are […] Read More


Eastern Box Turtle

Eastern Box Turtle Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Testudines
Family
Emydidae
Genus
Terrapene
Scientific Name
Terrapene carolina carolina

Fun Fact: When injured or damaged, the shell of the eastern box turtle can regenerate

When injured or damaged, the shell of the eastern box turtle can regenerate. Summary The eastern box turtle is a species of hinge-shelled turtle, also known as the box turtle. The eastern name is credited to its habitat in the eastern part of the United States. Unlike many other species in the turtle family, eastern […] Read More


Eastern Brown Snake

Eastern Brown Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Pseudonaja
Scientific Name
Pseudonaja textilis

Fun Fact:

The Eastern Brown Snake is a slender, venomous snake native to Australia. It can strike with tremendous speed and deliver a potent dose of venom. Although it’s a fairly common snake, encounters with humans are fortunately rare. 5 Fun Facts About the Eastern Brown Snake • Its venom is classed as the most toxic of […] Read More


Eastern Chipmunk

Eastern Chipmunk Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Sciuridae
Genus
Tamias
Scientific Name
Tamias striatus

Fun Fact: The name chipmunk is derived from an Ojibwe word that means “one who descends the trees headfirst.”

“The eastern chipmunk is the largest of the chipmunks!” To humans, chipmunks are small and cute. The eastern chipmunk is the largest of these cuddlesome rodents, and it can be tamed and make a fairly good pet despite its short lifespan. The actress Elizabeth Taylor had a pet chipmunk and even wrote a book about […] Read More


Eastern Coral Snake

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

Fun Fact: One of the most dangerous snakes in the USA.

“The Eastern Coral Snake is described as ‘Beautiful and Dangerous’” Also called the harlequin coral snake, this slender, jewel-toned elapsid is one of the most beautiful in the United States, with its bands of red, yellow, and black. It’s also one of the most dangerous, as it produces a paralyzing neurotoxin. The good news is […] Read More


Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Viperidae
Genus
Crotalus
Scientific Name
C. adamanteus

Fun Fact: This is the biggest venomous snake in North America, with a few that reach 8 feet long.

The biggest venomous snake in North America is the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. These snakes are big, heavy, and long. For such a big snake, they’re hard to spot in the wild because their color and markings are superb camouflage. Their yellow-bordered diamond-shaped markings make them the most brightly colored of all the diamondback rattlesnakes while […] Read More


Eastern Dobsonfly

Eastern Dobsonfly Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Megaloptera
Family
Corydalidae
Genus
Corydalus
Scientific Name
Corydalus cornutus

Fun Fact: They are quite vicious and, when provoked, will administer a painful bite that stings for a long time.

The eastern dobsonfly is not actually a fly but a large winged insect with protruding mandibles. People usually see them near street lamps. They are helplessly attracted to lights and are nocturnal creatures. They are quite vicious and, when provoked, will administer a painful bite that stings for a long time. These insects have a […] Read More


Eastern Fence Lizard

Eastern Fence Lizard Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Phyrnosomatidae
Genus
Sceloporus
Scientific Name
Sceloporus undulatas

Fun Fact: Females are usually larger than males.

“A flourishing species of spiny lizard” The eastern fence lizard is a common spiny lizard found throughout the eastern United States and Mexico. It is easy to distinguish from other native species by its appearance. The rough, spiny scales, distinct dorsal pattern, and bright blue markings are telltale characteristics that are easily identifiable. These reptiles […] Read More


Eastern Glass Lizard

Eastern Glass Lizard Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Anguidae
Genus
Ophisaurus
Scientific Name
Ophisaurus ventralis

Fun Fact: When the glass lizard loses its tail it can grow another one. But the new tail lacks the markings of the old one and is usually shorter.

“It’s a lizard, not a snake!” Wondering why this legless lizard didn’t just go ahead and turn into a snake is beyond the scope of this article, but Ophisaurus ventralis is very much a lizard. It blinks, it has ears, and it can only open its mouth so wide to swallow a meal. Most of […] Read More


Eastern Gorilla

Eastern Gorilla Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Hominidae
Genus
Gorilla
Scientific Name
Gorilla berengei

Fun Fact: The largest primate in the world!

“The Eastern Gorilla is known as the largest living primate” The eastern gorilla belongs to the genus gorilla. It is one of the great apes and is very closely related to humans. It is often observed that the eastern gorilla, which is most commonly found in jungles on mountain tops, comes with several features that […] Read More


Eastern Gray Squirrel

Eastern Gray Squirrel Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Sciuridae
Genus
Sciurus
Scientific Name
Sciurus carolinensis

Fun Fact: Eastern gray squirrels use both memory and scent to find their buried caches of food during the winter.

Up to 20 eastern gray squirrels live in every acre of forest in the eastern half of the United States. A common inhabitant of forests, parks, and urban areas of the eastern United States, the eastern gray squirrel is instantly recognizable to a large portion of the country. Despite the fact that they are a […] Read More


Eastern Green Mamba

Eastern Green Mamba Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Dendroaspis
Scientific Name
Dendroaspis angusticeps

Fun Fact: It is completely arboreal, and its green color is one of the adaptations that make life in the trees possible.

Green, reclusive, and deadly Though it’s not as venomous as other species of mamba, the eastern green mamba is still a dangerous snake if it bites you. The good news is that it is so secretive and shy that bites, including deadly ones, are uncommon. Not only that, the snake lives in the trees, so […] Read More


Eastern Hognose Snake

Eastern Hognose Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Heterodon
Scientific Name
Heterodon platirhinos

Fun Fact: Eastern hognose snakes are venomous, but only to frogs and toads.

Eastern hognose snakes eat toads and frogs and are immune to the skin toxins toads excrete. The eastern hognose is a small, mildly venomous snake native to southern Ontario, Canada, and the eastern United States. Its threat displays are antics that everyone should witness at least once in their life. Incredible Eastern Hognose Facts Their […] Read More


Eastern Indigo Snake

Eastern Indigo Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Drymarchon
Scientific Name
Drymarchon couperi

Fun Fact: Eastern Indigo snakes regularly chase down and eat rattlesnakes and may be immune to their venom.

The Eastern indigo snake is a long black nonvenomous snake that inhabits the southeastern United States. It is the longest snake native to North America and is known for chasing down its prey, including all native venomous snakes such as copperheads and rattlesnakes. This snake is not aggressive but will defend itself by biting or […] Read More


Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Tyrannidae
Genus
Tyrannus
Scientific Name
Tyrannus tyrannus

Fun Fact: The eastern kingbird is a fierce fighter once known as the butcher king!

This eastern kingbird is mostly monochromatic, just black, dark gray, and white, but it has a secret under its cap. Beneath the velvety black feathers on its head, there is a brightly colored crown of red, orange, or yellow. It only shows this impressive crown when it has a good reason, such as courting a […] Read More


Eastern Lowland Gorilla

Eastern Lowland Gorilla Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Hominidae
Genus
Gorilla
Scientific Name
Gorilla Berengei Graueri

Fun Fact: Less than 5,000 in the wild!

“The largest primates in the world.” One of the largest subspecies of the Great Apes, the Eastern lowland gorilla is one of two species of gorilla living in Africa. They are an endangered species, with recent estimates placing the count at about 5,000 individuals left in the wild. These gorillas are vulnerable to poaching, and […] Read More


Eastern Meadowlark

Eastern Meadowlark Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Icteridae
Genus
Sturnella
Scientific Name
Sturnella Magna

Fun Fact: They can live up to 9 years.

Summary The Eastern Meadowlark’s bright yellow underbelly makes it easy to spot, especially in places like the United States, México, Venezuela, and throughout Central America. Residing in open prairies and pastures, it’s no wonder why “meadow” is a fixture of their name. They can lay anywhere from three to seven eggs at a time, which […] Read More


Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Tyrannidae
Genus
Sayornis
Scientific Name
Sayornis phoebe

Fun Fact: This passerine bird can sing its song without ever hearing another bird vocalize first.

The Eastern phoebe is a passerine, belonging to one of the largest bird families in the world – the flycatcher family – which contains over 400 species. They sing out their name in short and unmelodic songs, though this call is primarily used by the male during the breeding season. They mate for life, though […] Read More


Eastern Racer

Eastern Racer Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Coluber
Scientific Name
Coluber constrictor

Fun Fact: Fast and Furious!

“Fast and Furious” If anyone living in the American south or in states east of the Rockies is going to see a snake, it will most likely be a black racer. Unlike a lot of snakes, this reptile, the only member of the Coluber genus, is diurnal and is not shy about raising its head […] Read More


Eastern Rat snake

Eastern Rat snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Pantherophis
Scientific Name
Pantherophis alleghaniensis

Fun Fact: Rat snakes are medium-to-large, nonvenomous snakes that kill by constriction.

Eastern Rat snakes earned their sobriquet from the fact that rats constitute a major part of their diet. The Eastern rat snake is also known colloquially as the chicken snake because it has a reputation for devouring domesticated fowl eggs whole. Despite that, humans have long lived with these snake species because they maintain the […] Read More


Eastern Tiger Snake

Eastern Tiger Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Scaled Reptiles
Family
Elapid snakes
Genus
Notechis
Scientific Name
Notechis scutatus

Fun Fact: More than 10 percent of eastern tiger snakes are blind in at least one eye.

“The eastern tiger snake is one of the most venomous snakes in the world! Their venom contains a deadly neurotoxin that can kill a full-grown adult if left untreated.“ Summary The eastern tiger snake is ranked among the world’s top 15 most venomous and deadly snakes. This reptile is found in the mountain ranges and […] Read More


Eastern Turkey (Wild Turkey)

Eastern Turkey (Wild Turkey) Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Galliformes
Family
Phasianidae
Genus
Meleagris
Scientific Name
Meleagris gallopavo silvestris

Fun Fact: You can hear their gobbles up to a mile away!

“Males have large featherless, reddish heads, necks, and wattles, with fleshy growths called caruncles.” Summary The eastern turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) is a large upland ground bird native to North America. It inhabits hardwood forests with scattered clearings where it spends time foraging low to the ground or roosting in flocks in tall trees. These […] Read More


Eastern Woodrat

Eastern Woodrat Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Cricetidae
Genus
Neotama
Scientific Name
Neotama floridana

Fun Fact: The eastern woodrat mating ritual involves a potentially deadly fight between the male and female before reproduction begins!

Eastern Woodrat Summary “Despite being a pest to humans, the eastern woodrat plays an important ecological role within its habitat.” The eastern woodrat, a medium-sized rodent also called the bush rat, is native to the eastern and central United States. It now lives from southern Illinois and the Appalachian Mountains of New York to as […] Read More


Echidna

Echidna Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Monotremata
Family
Tachyglossidae
Genus
Tachyglossus
Scientific Name
Tachyglossus Aculeatus

Fun Fact: Also known as the Spiny Anteater!

“One of only two mammals that lay eggs!” Echidnas, formerly called the spiny or spiky anteater, are one of only two mammals that lay eggs! The other is the platypus. Interestingly, both animals are found in Australia. Echidnas are also found in New Guinea. Every other mammal gives birth to live young. Like other mammals, […] Read More


Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus Parrot Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Psittaciformes
Family
Psittacidae
Genus
Eclectus
Scientific Name
Eclectus roratus

Fun Fact: Does not squawk like other parrot species.

The beautifully colored Eclectus parrot is loved by many bird enthusiasts and pet owners alike. While this species is a rare find, they are medium-sized birds that predominantly live in the humid weather of the rainforest for their 30-year lifespan. Females are very maternal, and all genders will bond with multiple partners during mating season. […] Read More


Edible Frog

Edible Frog Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Ranidae
Genus
Pelophylax
Scientific Name
Pelophylax kl. esculentus

Fun Fact: Are known to guard the muddy banks!

Edible Frog Classification and Evolution The Edible Frog is a species of Frog found across Europe that is also known as the Common Water Frog and the Green Frog. The Edible Frog is a fertile hybrid of two other European Frogs, the Pool Frog and the Marsh Frog, that bred when populations where isolated close […] Read More


Eel

Eel Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Anguilliformes

Fun Fact: Eels can be a mere few inches long to 13 feet!

The body of an eel has a slimy coating, hence the phrase, “Slippery as an eel.” The most dangerous eel species is the conger. Although these fish are very snakelike in appearance, they are actually fish. They are ray-finned fishes of the order Anguilliformes, with the term “eel” referring to snake-like fish such as electric, […] Read More


Eel catfish

Eel catfish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Siluriformes
Family
Clariidae
Genus
Channallabes
Scientific Name
Channallabes apus

Fun Fact: Eel catfish breathe air and reach up on land to catch beetles. Scientists think they may be a missing link between fish and lizards.

“Eel catfish breathes air and reaches out of the water to eat beetles on land!” Eel Catfish Summary The eel catfish is an air-breathing fish with a long, snake-like body. It is native to the swampy tropical wetlands of the Congo River basin in south-central Africa. Local people catch and eat them and institutions and […] Read More


Egret

Egret Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Pelecaniformes
Family
Ardeidae
Genus
Egretta, Ardea, Bubulcus, Mesophoyx
Scientific Name
Ardea alba, Bubulcus ibis, and others

Fun Fact: Most species are relatively vocal, making harsh croaking sounds and squeals.

“The egret is a slow yet strong flier with powerful wingbeats.” Summary The egret (Ardeidae) is a long-legged, long-necked, wading bird inhabiting every continent. It lives in freshwater and saltwater habitats, such as marshes and wetlands, where it spends its day wading in shallow water, catching fish and other creatures. Most species form lifelong pair […] Read More


Egyptian Cobra (Egyptian Asp)

Egyptian Cobra (Egyptian Asp) Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
squamata
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Naja
Scientific Name
Naja haje

Fun Fact: The Egyptian cobra is one of the largest cobras in Africa.

The Egyptian cobra is also known as the Egyptian Asp, the snouted cobra or the banded Egyptian cobra. The Egyptian cobra (asp) is massive, taking up about 8 feet in length along their heavy body. The only cobra that exceeds its size in the entire African continent is the forest cobra. With over 30 hatchlings […] Read More


Egyptian Goose

Egyptian Goose Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Anseriformes
Family
Anatidae
Genus
Alopochen
Scientific Name
Alopochen aegyptiacus

Fun Fact: A duck species that resembles a goose when flying

Despite its name, the Egyptian Goose is a type of duck prominently featured in ancient Egyptian art. These birds have a natural range around the Nile River; however, their range has extended outside Egypt, with populations as far away as Florida in the United States. These birds are seldom migratory and have a diet that […] Read More


Egyptian Mau

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

Fun Fact: An ancient breed of domestic cat!

The Egyptian Mau is a rare small-to-medium size short-haired breed of domestic cat that is naturally spotted on the tips of its fur. Originating in Egypt, it is considered an ancestor of modern domestic cats as well as one of the fastest. The breed name “mau” means “cat” in Egyptian Arabic. Egyptian Mau Traits: What […] Read More


Egyptian Tortoise

Egyptian Tortoise Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Testudines
Family
Testudinidae
Genus
Testudo
Scientific Name
Testudo kleinmanni

Fun Fact: The Egyptian tortoise is one of the smallest tortoise species in the world.

The Egyptian tortoise is one of the smallest tortoise species in the world. Summary The Egyptian tortoise is the second smallest tortoise in the world after the speckled tortoise. This tortoise is so small that it can comfortably fit into the palm of an average human. This species of tortoise used to be common throughout […] Read More


Egyptian Vulture

Egyptian Vulture Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Accipitriformes
Family
Accipitridae
Genus
Neophron
Scientific Name
Neophron percnopterus

Fun Fact: They steal large ostrich eggs and use rocks and pebbles to crack the shells.

“They huddle together for warmth.” Summary The Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) is a small Old World vulture native to Africa, Southern Europe, and Southern Asia. It inhabits open, arid areas near humans, with plenty of food options. This bird is opportunistic, devouring anything from human feces to ostrich eggs. Discover all the interesting facts about […] Read More


Eider

Eider Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Anseriformes
Family
Anatidae
Genus
Somateria
Scientific Name
S. mollissima, S. fischeri, S. spectabilis

Fun Fact: Eiders are sexually dimorphic, with males being larger and more colorful.

The eider (Somateria) is a genus of large seaducks in the cold northern hemisphere, inhabiting the Arctic tundra and Sub-Arctic coastlines. These swift fliers can reach exceptional speeds as they dive under the water’s surface, snatching mollusks and other marine animals and plants. Discover all the fascinating facts about eiders, including where they live, what […] Read More


Eland

Eland Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Bovidae
Genus
Taurotragus
Scientific Name
Taurotragus oryx

Fun Fact: Both females and males have horns.

The spiral-horned eland is one of the biggest antelope species of Africa, displaying tawny colors with black markings throughout their body. Identification of this species over other antelope species can be difficult, but their spiral horns are a dead giveaway. Between the genders, females boast the biggest horns at up to 27 inches long. This […] Read More


Elasmosaurus

Elasmosaurus Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
†Plesiosauria
Family
†Elasmosauridae
Genus
†Elasmosaurus
Scientific Name
†Elasmosaurus platyurus

Fun Fact: Elasmosaurus is an extinct reptile species.

Description & Size Elasmosaurus is a genus of plesiosaur, which loosely translates to mean “thin-plate reptile” or “flat-tailed.” Though it is often associated with dinosaurs that traveled underwater, they aren’t actually a dinosaur – they are an extinct reptile species. They were the first to be identified as a plesiosaur, and every variation of plesiosaur […] Read More


Elasmotherium

Elasmotherium Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Perissodactyla
Family
Rhinocerotidae
Genus
†Elasmotherium
Scientific Name
†Elasmotherium sibiricum

Fun Fact: Elasmotherium might have had a monstrous horn, giving it the name "The Siberian Unicorn."

Description & Size Elasmotherium sibiricum was a large relative of the rhinoceros. It is an extinct species that certainly crossed paths with humans and may have lived up to 30,000 years ago. Its existence lasted from the Late Miocene Era to only a few thousand years before the end of the Pleistocene, which ended 11,700 […] Read More


Electric Catfish

Electric Catfish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Siluriformes
Family
Malapteruridae

Fun Fact: The electric catfish can discharge an electric shock up to 450 volts

The electric catfish is a family of around 21 species that can discharge an electric shock from a specialized organ. This is not the only catfish family with an electric organ, but its electrical ability is particularly well-developed compared to the others. The catfish can discharge a shock of up to 450 volts to defend […] Read More


Electric Eel

Electric Eel Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Gymnotiformes
Family
Gymnotidae
Genus
Electrophorus
Scientific Name
Electrophorus Electricus

Fun Fact: Despite its powerful shock, electric eels have terrible vision.

“For 250 years, scientists thought the electric eel was a singular species and completely alone in its genus.” Known as the “numb fish” in some parts of the world, the electric eel isn’t a true eel. This freshwater fish resides predominantly in the Amazon, even though the larvae float to New Zealand as they hatch. The […] Read More


Elegant Tern

Elegant Tern Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Charadriiformes
Family
Laridae
Genus
Thalasseus
Scientific Name
Thalasseus elegans

Fun Fact: Have a lifespan of 20 years or more

“Elegant Terns can live to be 20 years old or more.” Elegant Terns are social birds with a loud call that sounds like, ‘kar-eek!’ They live throughout a range of rocky coastal areas, lagoons, and bays in North and South America. An adult has white feathers and a dark cap or mask, of black feathers […] Read More


Elephant

Elephant Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Proboscidea
Family
Elephantidae

Fun Fact: Spends around 22 hours a day eating!

The elephant is the largest land animal in the world. These massive giants exhibit all kinds of complex behavior that in some ways mirror our own behavior but in other ways are distinct and unique to them. This has made them the subject of rigorous behavioral, anatomical, and cognitive studies, as well as a source […] Read More


Elephant Beetle

Elephant Beetle Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Coleoptera
Family
Scarabaeidae
Genus
Megasoma
Scientific Name
Megasoma elephas

Fun Fact: The males have multiple horns at the front of their bodies.

It may not be as big as an elephant or have a trunk, but the Elephant Beetle shares some interesting features with its namesake. While these beetles are not as big as elephants (or even the largest beetle in the animal kingdom), their size sure makes them an interesting specimen to study. The males have […] Read More


Elephant Bird

Elephant Bird Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Aepyornithiformes
Family
Aepyornithidae

Fun Fact: Vorombe titan, a type of elephant bird, is the largest bird that ever lived

Summary Elephant birds are an extinct family of flightless birds. They were believed to have existed on the islands of Madagascar during the Pleistocene and Holocene. They went extinct around 1000–1200 CE. The New Zealand Kiwi is their closest modern relative that is still in existence. Elephant birds belong to the ratite family, Aepyornithidae, and […] Read More


Elephant Fish

Elephant Fish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Holocephali
Family
Chimaeriformes
Genus
Callorhinchus
Scientific Name
Callorhinchus Milii

Fun Fact: Elephant fish are known as the Australian ghost shark, but they are not actually a shark species!

The elephant fish, also known as the Australian ghost shark, gets its name from its funny-looking elongated nose. Elephant Fish Summary The elephant fish, also known as the Australian ghost shark, is a unique-looking fish with an elongated, protruding snout. It is commonly feeding on mollusks or other invertebrates on the ocean floor of the […] Read More


Elephant Seal

Elephant Seal Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Phocidae
Genus
Mirounga
Scientific Name
Mirounga

Fun Fact: The largest species of seal in the world!

Elephant seals can dive more than 5,000 feet into the ocean and can hold their breath for two hours. The trunk-like nose of this seal makes it easy to see how it got its name. The average lifespan of a northern elephant seal is nine years while an elephant seal living in the Antarctic region can live from […] Read More


Elephant Shrew

Elephant Shrew Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Macroscelidea
Family
Macroscelididae
Genus
Elephantulus
Scientific Name
Elephantulus

Fun Fact: Found exclusively on the African continent!

You would never guess it by looking at them, but elephant shrews are more closely related to elephants than shrews.  Elephant shrews are small, furry mammals that resemble giant mice or gerbils. In spite of their name, they are not actually shrews, and despite their appearance, they are not rodents either. Elephant shrews are most […] Read More


Elf Owl

Elf Owl Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Strigiformes
Family
Strigidae
Genus
Micrathene
Scientific Name
Micrathene Whitneyi

Fun Fact: The elf owl is the smallest and lightest owl in the world

“The world’s smallest and lightest owl.” Summary The elf owl (Micrathene whitneyi) lives in North America in the Southwestern United States and throughout most of Mexico. It inhabits lowland areas with plenty of cover and nesting cavities, primarily foothill canyons and saguaros deserts. They spend their days perched on low branches waiting for their prey […] Read More


Elk

Elk Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Cervidae
Genus
Cervus
Scientific Name
Cervus canadensis

Fun Fact: Adult males can jump eight feet vertically

The elk or wapiti is one of the largest land-dwelling animals in North America, Central, and East Asia, where it lives in mountain meadows, forests, and forest edges. It is also the largest wild herbivore, or cervid, second only to the moose. The Roosevelt’s elk, Tule elk, Rocky Mountain elk, and the Manitoban elk are […] Read More


Ember Tetra

Ember Tetra Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Characiformes
Family
Characidae
Genus
Hyphessobrycon
Scientific Name
Hyphessobrycon amandae

Fun Fact: Ember tetras are one of the smallest shoaling fish in the world

Ember Tetra Summary Ember tetras are small freshwater fish that are primarily kept as pets in aquariums. They are from South America and have an orange body that makes them stand out against other fish. Ember tetras can be found in both the wild and in captivity, where they originate from the Araguaia River basins […] Read More


Embolotherium

Embolotherium Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Perissodactyla
Family
Brontoteriidae
Genus
Embolotherium
Scientific Name
Embolotherium andrewsi

Fun Fact: Embolotherium had a ram on its snout like a rhino but they never used it as a weapon.

Embolotherium is a genus of heavily built mammals that lived in Mongolia during the late Eocene Epoch. While paleontologists have still been unable to find a complete fossilized skeleton of this animal, a few skull and jaw bones have been found. They had rams on their snouts like a rhino. However, this was probably ornamental […] Read More


Emerald Toucanet

Emerald Toucanet Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Piciformes
Family
Ramphastidae
Genus
Aulacorhynchus
Scientific Name
Aulacorhynchus prasinus

Fun Fact: Emerald Toucanets spend their lives high in the canopy of tall forests, almost never coming to the ground!

Emerald Toucanets spend their lives high in the canopy of tall forests, almost never coming to the ground! Type “Emerald Toucanet” or even the scientific name, “Aulacorhynchus prasinus” in a search engine and you are likely to find more pictures of other species than the one you are looking for. That is because most of […] Read More


Emerald Tree Boa

Emerald Tree Boa Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Boidae
Genus
Corallus
Scientific Name
Corallus caninus and Corallus batesii

Fun Fact: Their teeth are as long as a fully-grown reticulated python

Emerald tree boas are beautiful nonvenomous boas that live in tropical rainforests in South America. They are native to the Amazon Basin and nearby regions in South America in the countries of Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, and Peru. Like most snakes, they’re terrific rodent control. Some villages introduce them into their areas […] Read More


Emerald Tree Monitor

Emerald Tree Monitor Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Varanidae
Genus
Varanus
Scientific Name
Varanus prasinus

Fun Fact: They lay their eggs in termite nests!

“The emerald tree monitor has a tail double the length of its body.” The emerald tree monitor is a beautiful lizard that lives in the tropical rainforests of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It is also found in the islands of the Torres Strait near Australia. Its bright green color, slender body, and long tail […] Read More


Emperor Angelfish

Emperor Angelfish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Perciformes
Family
Pomacanthidae
Genus
Pomacanthus
Scientific Name
P. imperator

Fun Fact: One of the most beautiful fish on the planet!

The emperor angelfish is a species of marine angelfish. This species is commonly found all across the globe, but it is particularly abundant in shallow reefs of the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean. This beautiful fish is beloved by divers, marine biologists, and artists alike. First discovered in the 1700s, this remarkable species is a […] Read More


Emperor Goose

Emperor Goose Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Anseriformes
Family
Anatidae
Genus
Anser
Scientific Name
Anser canagicus 

Fun Fact: Their calls sound like a nasally “kla-ha, kla-ha, kla-ha.”

“Look for these birds as they fly low to the ground, with their wings almost touching the ground.” Summary The emperor goose (Anser canagicus) is native to Alaska’s Arctic tundra, living near coastal lagoons and inland lakes. This attractive goose has black and white markings resembling scales and is known for its solitary and quiet […] Read More


Emperor Penguin

Emperor Penguin Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Sphenisciformes
Family
Spheniscidae
Genus
Aptenodytes
Scientific Name
Aptenodytes forsteri

Fun Fact: The world's largest species of penguin!

Emperor Penguin Classification and Evolution The Emperor Penguin is found on and around the Antarctic continent and is not just the largest species of penguin in the world but also one of the most unique. Instead of breeding in the warmer summer months like other penguin species, Emperor Penguins lay and incubate their eggs during […] Read More


Emperor Tamarin

Emperor Tamarin Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Callitrichidae
Genus
Saguinus
Scientific Name
Saguinus Imperator

Fun Fact: Has an elegant white moustache!

“The emperor tamarin is a species of tamarin allegedly named for its resemblance to the German emperor Wilhelm II.” With a graceful white mustache resembling German emperor Wilhelm II, the emperor tamarin belongs to a species of small monkeys and is mostly found in the forests of South America. Its name was first mentioned in […] Read More


Emu

Emu Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Casuariiformes
Family
Casuariidae
Genus
Dromaius
Scientific Name
Dromaius novaehollandiae

Fun Fact: The largest bird in Australia!

“An emu has a running stride of 9 feet” Emus are birds that make their home on the continent of Australia. They can grow as tall as 6.2 feet. This bird is similar in appearance to an ostrich. Emus are omnivores eating seeds, fruits, insects, and small animals. Their lifespan is from 5 to 10 […] Read More


Enchi Ball Python

Enchi Ball Python Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Pythonidae
Genus
Python
Scientific Name
Python regius

Fun Fact:

“The Enchi ball python morph is notable for its very golden-orange, coppery coloration and high blushing.” Enchi Ball Python Summary Out of the more than 4,000 ball python morphs on the market today, the Enchi variety’s background is among the most unique. It was first developed in 2002 by Sweball (based in Sweden) with a […] Read More


English Bulldog

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

Fun Fact: Bulldogs were originally bred to “pin” bulls.

As the fifth-most popular purebred dog breed, English bulldogs are the top college mascot of the University of Georgia. The English Bulldog is full of love and cuddles for the entire family, but don’t expect much more out of them. Though this dog breed was originally bred to participate in a spectator sport called “bull-baiting,” […] Read More


English Cocker Spaniel

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

Fun Fact: Intelligent yet stubborn by nature!

Key Points English cocker spaniels reach their full size between the ages of 14 -16 months.Owing to their past as hunting dogs, they require a great deal of exercise daily.Due to their friendly nature, they are ideal companions for children. English Cocker Spaniels are a sporting dog breed. Hundreds of years ago, the Spaniel breeds […] Read More


English Cream Golden Retriever

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

Fun Fact: Although their coats can get incredibly light in color, golden retrievers never have purely white coats.

The English cream golden retriever isn’t a registered breed, but that hasn’t stopped them from being incredibly popular. You can find light-colored golden retriever puppies being sold under the name of white, silver, and even platinum golden retrievers. Just remember to check the pedigree, and don’t purchase from a breeder who selects for coat color […] Read More


English Crested Guinea Pig

English Crested Guinea Pig Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Caviidae
Genus
Cavia
Scientific Name
Cavia porcellus

Fun Fact: Contrary to their name, English crested guinea pigs did not originate in the UK

The English Crested Guinea Pig is one of the smallest of this breed, inhabiting areas of Europe and America. English Crested Guinea Pig Summary The English Crested Guinea Pig is one of the smallest of this breed, inhabiting areas of Europe and America. This breed is primarily kept as a pet, as it was bred […] Read More


English Foxhound

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

Fun Fact: English Foxhounds were bred to work and live in a pack. Because of this, this breed is happiest when they are around other dogs.

English Foxhounds were bred to work and live in a pack. Because of this, this breed is happiest when they are around other dogs. The English Foxhound was bred in the 1600s as a hunting dog for British foxhunts. This canine was bred by mixing Greyhound-type hounds and large stag-hunting hounds. This mix led to […] Read More


English Longhorn Cattle

English Longhorn Cattle Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Bovidae
Genus
Bos
Scientific Name
Bos primigenius Taurus

Fun Fact: Although they look similar to the Texas Longhorn, they are not closely related.

The English Longhorn is a multipurpose cattle breed known to be easy to raise and is commonly in use for its meat and milk nowadays.  English Longhorn Cattle Summary The English Longhorn is a multipurpose cattle breed that is known to be easy to raise and is in use as a work animal as well […] Read More


English Pointer

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

Fun Fact:

English Pointers point their tail straight out and lift a paw off the ground when they see a rabbit, partridge, or other small prey. English Pointers were bred to accompany their owner on hunting trips. When they spot a rabbit, bird, fox, or other game, these dogs stand perfectly still, pointing their tail straight out. […] Read More


English Setter

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

Fun Fact: English Setters were first bred between 400 and 500 years ago.

The English Setter was likely first bred between 400 and 500 years ago. It is believed that they were bred by mixing Spanish Pointers, Water Spaniels, and Springer Spaniels. The English Setter was given its name because they were bred to “set” or quietly lay down when looking for birds to hunt. Their human hunting […] Read More


English Shepherd

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

Fun Fact: Highly intelligent and independent!

Key Points English shepherds are easier to train compared to several other dog breeds.They are especially protective, loyal, and energetic.Owing to their high energy levels they require about two hours of exercise daily and are best suited to owners who live an active lifestyle. English Shepherds are excellent herding dogs and also make a good […] Read More


English Springer Spaniel

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

Fun Fact: Friendly and eager to please!

Key Points English Springer Spaniels may choose a particular individual to bond with and may experience separation anxiety during their absence.They are especially friendly and affectionate and do not shed a great deal.Owing to their energetic nature, members of this breed require about two hours of exercise daily. Bred to remain in the field for […] Read More


English Toy Terrier

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

Fun Fact:

The English toy terrier is a small dog breed that belongs to the toy dog group. They were bred in the 19th century originally as a vermin hunter that was small enough to hunt rats. They were developed in England from breeds known as the old English black and tan terrier dog breeds. The English […] Read More


Entlebucher Mountain Dog

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

Fun Fact: Native to parts of the Swiss Alps!

The Entlebucher mountain dogs are closely related to the Bernese mountain dogs. They get their name from herders in the Swiss Alps. The Entlebucher mountain dogs, also known as the Entlebucher Sennenhund, are medium-sized dogs. The name Sennenhund comes from the people of the region who are called Senn, helping them in their work as […] Read More


Epagneul Pont Audemer

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

Fun Fact: Hard-working, gentle and affectionate!

The Epagneul Pont Audemer is a diligent breed and is typically easy to train and is fun-loving and affectionate. It was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1996. Very popularly known as the ‘little clown of marshes’ in France, the Epagneul Pont Audemer is a French dog and is also known to be a […] Read More


Epicyon haydeni

Epicyon haydeni Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Epicyon
Scientific Name
Epicyon haydeni

Fun Fact: Bone crushing dogs

This canine had an extremely strong jaw that could crush bones! The Epicyon haydeni was a species of dog that lived from the Early Miocene to the Late Miocene. This was around 5 to 20 million years ago. It belonged to the sub-family of Borophaginae or “bone-crushing dogs” and weighed about 200 to 300 lbs. […] Read More


Epidexipteryx

Epidexipteryx Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Family
Scansoriopterygidae
Genus
Epidexipteryx
Scientific Name
Epidexipteryx hui

Fun Fact: Epidexipteryx was one of the smallest non-avian dinosaurs to ever exist.

Epidexipteryx is a genus of small theropod dinosaurs that lived in the middle to late Jurassic Period. They belong to a group of dinosaurs, also known as paravian dinosaurs or paraves, characterized by enlarged digits held above the ground while walking. They were non-avian dinosaurs and the smallest ones to exist. Epidexipteryx represents the earliest […] Read More


Equatorial Spitting Cobra

Equatorial Spitting Cobra Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Naja
Scientific Name
Naja sumatrana

Fun Fact: Its hood is actually made of ribs.

The Equatorial spitting cobra, which has many different names, can spray venom up to 1.5 meters away if it feels threatened. It is an opportunistic eater that latches on with its fangs to kill prey. With large nostrils and a round mouth, they can be quite intimidating with their loud hiss, warning you to stay […] Read More


Equus giganteus

Equus giganteus Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Perissodactyla
Family
Equidae
Genus
Equus
Scientific Name
Equus giganteus

Fun Fact: Equus giganteus is the largest species of horse that has ever lived.

Whether domesticated or you happen to catch a glimpse of wild horses running in the fields, most people would agree that horses are among the most majestic creatures. Like most animals today, the prehistoric version of modern-day horses used to be bigger and even more majestic. Perhaps the biggest of them all was the Equus […] Read More


Ermine

Ermine Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Mustelidae
Genus
Mustela
Scientific Name
Mustela erminea

Fun Fact: A very bold and ferocious predator!

Despite its small size, the ermine has a reputation as a fierce and territorial carnivore that can take on animals even bigger than itself. The ermine is a type of weasel with a slender body that inhabits the temperate and arctic regions of Eurasia and North America. Also commonly known as the stoat or the […] Read More


Eryops

Eryops Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Temnospondyli
Family
Eryopidae
Genus
Eryops
Scientific Name
Eryops megacephalus

Fun Fact: Unlike modern amphibians, Eryops had a well-developed rib cage

Eryops is a genus of extinct, primitive amphibians that lived in the swamps of the Permian Period (about 299 to 251 million years ago). It is an ancient relative of modern-day amphibians, such as frogs, toads, and salamanders. The Erypops looked more like a giant salamander than a toad.  Description and Size Eryops is a […] Read More


Escolar

Escolar Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Scombriformes
Family
Gempylidae
Genus
Lepidocybium
Scientific Name
Lepidocybium flavobrunneum

Fun Fact: Its system can’t metabolize wax esters, which can lead to unpleasantness for diners.

Escolar Summary “The Bane of Sushi Lovers” The escolar is one of the best-tasting fish around, and its nutrition values are high. However, if you eat too much of it you might pay with cramping diarrhea! Though you should only eat a little of this fish at a time, it is often mislabeled as something […] Read More


Eskimo Dog

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

Fun Fact: Takes pure delight in cold weather!

Key Points Eskimo dogs are actually descended from the German spitz.Eskimo dogs may suffer from Legg-Calve-Perthes syndrome.Eskimo dogs are renowned for their agility and actually got to work in circuses for a while. Eskimo dogs are affectionately known as “eskies.” They are fluffy white dogs that can be toy-, miniature, or standard-sized. This breed is […] Read More


Eskipoo

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

Fun Fact: Eskipoos are called pookimos by the American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, and Designer Breed Registry.

It takes most eskipoos 15-to-17 months to become full grown. The Eskipoo is a designer dog achieved by crossing an American Eskimo dog with a European poodle. This breed that weighs about 15 pounds stands about 11 inches tall. Breeders developed this designer breed as a happy-go-lucky family addition. Most have a double coat, which […] Read More


Estrela Mountain Dog

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

Fun Fact: Very protective and stubborn!

Key Points Estrela mountain dogs are highly intelligent and as a result are the canine assistants of choice for Portugal’s police force.Owing to their canine intellect, they are generally fast learners although the downside to all those brains is a stubborn streak.Estrela mountain dogs are easy to maintain but enjoy having large areas to roam. […] Read More


Euoplocephalus

Euoplocephalus Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Order
Ornithischia
Family
Ankylosauridae
Genus
Euoplocephalus
Scientific Name
Euoplocephalus tutus

Fun Fact: Euplocephalus are the only Ankylosaurid dinosaurs with a bone plated head.

Euoplocephalus is a genus of giant, heavily armored dinosaurs that lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous period. This dinosaur had a well-protected body with bony plates covering its back and a clubbed tail. However, it was a gentle herbivore, and its armor was only useful for self-defense.  Description & Size Euoplocephalus is a […] Read More


Eurasian Beaver

Eurasian Beaver Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Castoridae
Genus
Castor
Scientific Name
Castor fiber

Fun Fact: Eats 20% of its weight daily!

“The Eurasian beaver was once hunted for its castoreum.” The Eurasian beaver is a large rodent native to Europe, Scandinavia, and parts of Asia. You can find it in France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Once hunted to extinction in most of its range, the Eurasian beaver is now thriving and a conservation success story. […] Read More


Eurasian Bullfinch

Eurasian Bullfinch Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Fringillidae
Genus
Pyrrhula
Scientific Name
Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Fun Fact: The shy eurasian bullfinch prefers to forage very close to cover.

Eurasian bullfinches are extremely shy and don’t like to forage away from cover! Even though Eurasian bullfinches are brightly colored, they are not easy birds to spot. They prefer to avoid exposure, sticking close to dense cover and foraging within a short distance of their perch. They frequent large bushes, hedgerows, and trees along the […] Read More


Eurasian Collared Dove

Eurasian Collared Dove Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Columbiformes
Family
Columbidae
Genus
Streptopelia
Scientific Name
Streptopelia decaocto

Fun Fact: The Eurasian collared dove has been extensively studied due to its amazing ability to rapidly colonize new territories.

The Eurasian collared dove has been extensively studied due to its amazing ability to rapidly colonize new territories. The Eurasian collared dove is considered an invasive species in much of its territory. With an estimated population of 100 million or more birds worldwide, and the ability to disperse hundreds of miles in each generation, this […] Read More


Eurasian Eagle-owl

Eurasian Eagle-owl Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Strigiformes
Family
Strigidae
Genus
Bubo
Scientific Name
Bubo bubo

Fun Fact: The Eurasian Eagle-owl is the second largest owl in the world with a wingspan up to six feet!

The Eurasian Eagle-owl is the second largest owl in the world with a wingspan up to six feet! Eurasian Eagle-owls, Bubo bubo, are the type species of the Bubo genus of horned owls. They are one of more than a dozen owls with the words “eagle-owl” in their name. They are large, beautiful birds with […] Read More


Eurasian Jay

Eurasian Jay Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Corvidae
Genus
Garrulus
Scientific Name
Garrulus glandarius

Fun Fact: The Eurasian jay has the ability to mimic other sounds

The Eurasian jay is among the most common songbirds throughout the entire Eurasian supercontinent. These graceful and highly intelligent birds can be seen flying around treetops and bushes. One of their most unique adaptations is the ability to bury acorns in the ground for later use. They play an important ecological role by dispersing seeds […] Read More


Eurasian Lynx

Eurasian Lynx Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Genus
Lynx
Scientific Name
Lynx lynx

Fun Fact: Eurasian lynxes can survive extreme weather up to elevations of 18,000 feet

“The Eurasian lynx is an elusive cat that thrives in extreme, hostile conditions.” Sporting distinctive ear tufts and long cheek hairs, this animal is an extraordinarily effective hunter thanks to its incredible power and speed. They need so much space to hunt and mate, however, that they rarely live around humans. The remote mountains and […] Read More


Eurasian Nuthatch

Eurasian Nuthatch Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Sittidae
Genus
Sitta
Scientific Name
Sitta europaea

Fun Fact: Its song has been compared to a toy horn.

“The Eurasian Nuthatch can fly 12 to 13mph” Eurasian nuthatches are omnivores with a diet of insects, seeds, and various types of nuts. They live in a forest habitat made up of older, deciduous trees. These birds make a high-pitched sound that has been compared to a toy horn. Their lifespan is usually two to […] Read More


Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Eurasian Sparrowhawk Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Accipitriformes
Family
Accipitridae
Genus
Accipiter
Scientific Name
Accipiter nisus

Fun Fact: Females are typically 25% larger than males.

“They need adequately spaced trees to weave in and out for hunting.” Summary The Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) is a small bird of prey native to Europe, Asia, and Africa. They inhabit coniferous woodlands and city parks in over 100 countries, where they zip around trees and attack their prey. Small woodland birds are their […] Read More


Eurasian Wolf

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

Fun Fact: Coloring depends on location.

The Eurasian Wolf is also known as the Russian forest wolf or common wolf. This wolf is the largest subspecies of gray wolf in the world. It can live to be up to 17 years old, though they typically live to be 6-8 years old in most regions. With a litter of about 6 pups […] Read More


Eurasier

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

Fun Fact: This breed came about after Julius Wipfel, a German professor in the 1940s, crossed a chow chow with a German spitz with the hope of breeding the perfect spitz.

The Eurasier traces its roots back to 1960s Germany, where a small group of dog enthusiasts sought to create a breed that combined the best features of a chow chow and a wolfspitz, a type of Inuit dog. This so-called wolf-chow was later bred with Samoyeds to create the perfect, fluffy companion pup. The result […] Read More


European Bee-Eater

European Bee-Eater Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Coraciiformes
Family
Meropidae
Genus
Merops
Scientific Name
Merops apiaster

Fun Fact: They can eat up to 250 bees per day!

The European Bee-Eater is a relative of the Kingfisher, with a somewhat varied habitat and unusual nest-building habits. This bird, whose feathers generally contain all the colors of the rainbow, creates burrows, rather than traditional nests. Because of this, they are prone to parasite infestations. As their name suggests, they feed primarily on bees, though […] Read More


European Corn Borer

European Corn Borer Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Crambidae
Genus
Ostrinia
Scientific Name
Ostrinia Nubilalis

Fun Fact: Female can lay up to 600 eggs in her 14-day lifespan

The European Corn Borer is a moth and pest of many crops, mainly corn. Originating in Europe, it was introduced to the United States and has now spread to Canada as well. As a caterpillar, it spends the winter inside the stems of plants eating its way through the plant and damaging the crops. After […] Read More


European Goldfinch

European Goldfinch Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Fringillidae 
Genus
Carduelis
Scientific Name
Carduelis carduelis

Fun Fact: They are frequent visitors to backyard feeders, especially those containing niger seeds.

“The European goldfinch is a popular caged bird and is often illegally trafficked internationally.” Summary The European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) is native to Europe, Northern Africa, and Western to Central Asia. They inhabit open areas like woodlands and farmlands and spend all day covering an extensive area in search of food. They are social creatures, […] Read More


European Polecat

European Polecat Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Mustelidae
Genus
Mustela
Scientific Name
Mustela putorius

Fun Fact: Its fur changes color in the winter!

“The European polecat can interbreed with ferrets.” The European polecat is a small, slender mammal that is related to weasels, ferrets, and minks. Despite its diminutive size, it is a swift, fierce predator. The European polecat is native to Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia. Once considered vermin and hunted to near extinction, the […] Read More


European Robin

European Robin Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Muscicapidae
Genus
Erithacus
Scientific Name
Erithacus rubecula

Fun Fact: Male robins are so aggressive and territorial that they will attack their own reflections.

“A European Robin is referred to as a Pretty Little Redbreasted Thug” This chubby little creature is a welcome sight to farmers and gardeners alike as it loves to eat insects, including insect pests. It also delights with its burbling song, which begins at dawn and may even continue into the night. On the other […] Read More


European Starling

European Starling Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Tyrannidae
Genus
Sturnus
Scientific Name
Sturnus vulgaris

Fun Fact: European starlings are accomplished mimics, often copying songs or sounds of other birds and animals (frog calls, goats, cats), or even mechanical sounds and human speech!

The European Starling is one beautifully dazzling bird. During the winter season, there are little white spots covering its body but when the summertime comes, they flash their dark and glossy shades. They are sometimes considered aggressive and are very noisy when traveling in flocks. They are known to mimic other species and sing songs.  […] Read More


European Wildcat

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

Fun Fact: A group of wild cats is called a destruction

The European wildcat’s tail is nearly half of its body.” The European wildcat is the ancestor of the modern housecat. The small wildcat subspecies are native to Europe, mainly living in forests. It is the size of a large housecat. Although it evolved 650,000 years ago, it was only discovered in the 18th century due […] Read More


Eurypterus

Eurypterus Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Order
Eurypterida
Family
Eurypteridae
Genus
Eurypterus

Fun Fact: Eurypterus has a long tail that looks like a scorpion's stinger

An ancient brackish sea covered most of New York and other regions of North America around 420 million years ago. This was during the Silurian Period. In this sea lived a group of organisms known as sea scorpions (family Eurypteridae). The most popular member of this group which makes up 95% of specimens discovered so […] Read More


Evening Bat

Evening Bat Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
Family
Vespertilionidae
Genus
Nycticeius
Scientific Name
Nycticeius humeralis

Fun Fact: The evening bat is one of the few bats that regularly has twins

Reproduction in evening bats is a bit unusual and a bit hair-raising. A female evening bat gives birth to twins whose total weight is half as much as hers. This is one of the largest babies to maternal size ratios in the animal kingdom and the largest among bats. Small in size, this unassuming bat […] Read More


Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Fringillidae
Genus
Hesperiphona 
Scientific Name
Hesperiphona vespertina

Fun Fact: They are friendly and non-aggressive to those in their species.

“Evening grosbeaks are common at backyard feeders.” Summary The evening grosbeak (Hesperiphona vespertina) is a large, heavyset bird with a thick conical bill native to North America. It inhabits coniferous forests in Canada and the Northern United States and frequents much of the US’s urban and suburban areas during the winter. Look to the tops […] Read More


Executioner Wasp 

Executioner Wasp  Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Hymenoptera
Family
Vespidae
Genus
Polistes
Scientific Name
Polistes carnifex

Fun Fact: The Executioner Wasp's sting is one of the most painful in the world. 

The Executioner Wasp’s sting is one of the most painful in the world.  Summary The Executioner Wasp (Polistes carnifex) is a large wasp native to central and South America. The wasp is one of the largest wasps in South America. It is most popular for its painful string, which is supposedly more painful than the […] Read More


Eyelash Viper

Eyelash Viper Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Viperidae
Genus
Bothriechis
Scientific Name
Bothriechis schlegelii

Fun Fact:

The eyelash viper, which is known by many names, has a distinct set of scales above their eyes that look like bold eyelashes. It comes in many different colors, making it attractive to the pet trade. It gives birth to live young, carrying along the eggs for half of the year before they are born. […] Read More



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Elephant

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Eagle

Has exceptional eyesight!

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Eurasian Eagle-owl

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Eared Grebe

The most populous grebe in the world

A Emerald Toucanet
Emerald Toucanet

Emerald Toucanets spend their lives high in the canopy of tall forests, almost never coming to the ground!

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