Animals that Start with G

Updated: October 11, 2022
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Read below for information on 147 different animals that start with the letter G, from galapagos penguin to guppy. The most popular G animal is the giant panda bear, which gets up to 99% of its food from bamboo. The least popular is geoffroy’s tamarin, a small monkey located in Panama and Columbia. Some fun facts about G name animals are:

  • At up to 440lbs Gorillas are the world’s largest primates
  • Less than 10% of Grizzly bears make it to adulthood
  • Giraffe’s distinctive black tongues can grow as long as 18 inches

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Alphabetical List of Animals That Start with G


Animals that Start with G

Gaboon Viper

Gaboon Viper Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Viperidae
Genus
Bitis
Scientific Name
Bitis gabonica

Fun Fact: Gaboon vipers are the largest vipers in Africa.

“The Gaboon Viper has the longest fangs of any snake” This strikingly patterned snake is one of the biggest venomous snakes on earth. That doesn’t so much mean length, as it rarely gets any longer than 7 feet, but weight. It is a creature of a size that’s pleased to move slowly and is slow […] Read More


Galapagos Penguin

Galapagos Penguin Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Sphenisciformes
Family
Spheniscidae
Genus
Spheniscus
Scientific Name
Spheniscus Mendiculus

Fun Fact: Found around the Equator!

“The Galapagos penguin is located farther north than any other penguin species in the world.“ It is a very rare and unusual sight indeed: a penguin living in warm climates. Charles Darwin never saw these creatures on his trip to the Galapagos, but today they are a fascinating spectacle for visiting tourists and nature lovers […] Read More


Galapagos Shark

Galapagos Shark Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Carcharhiniformes
Family
Carcharhinidae
Genus
Carcharhinus
Scientific Name
Carcharhinus galapagensis

Fun Fact: Galapagos sharks are cannibalistic and sometimes eat their young, so the pups stay away from the adults in shallow water.

“Galapagos sharks are large requiem sharks that reach lengths of 9.8 to 12.1 feet!” The Galapagos shark belongs to the family Carcharhinidae and falls under the requiem shark species. They give live birth and are migratory, preferring tropical waters. While their name might indicate that they are only found around the Galápagos Islands, they occur […] Read More


Galapagos Tortoise

Galapagos Tortoise Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Testudines
Family
Testudinidae
Genus
Chelonoidis
Scientific Name
Chelonoidis nigra

Fun Fact: The biggest species of tortoise in the world!

The Galapagos tortoise is among the giants of the reptile class. Evolving over millions of years on its remote island habitat, this tortoise had almost no contact with the outside world until the permanent discovery of the island in 1535 by humans led to rapid changes with which the tortoise could not cope. Only an […] Read More


Gar

Gar Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Lepisosteiformes
Family
Lepisosteidae
Scientific Name
Lepisosteidae

Fun Fact: Can grow to more than 3m long!

Resembling a cross between a reptile and a fish, the gar fish is a family of long-nosed carnivorous animals that inhabit the freshwaters of North America. They make slow, languid movements through the water, but this merely hides how quickly they can strike at their prey. Although numbers are dwindling in some areas, the gar […] Read More


Garden Eel

Garden Eel Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Anguilliformes
Family
Congridae

Fun Fact: Garden eel colonies are made up of hundreds to thousands of individuals.

The garden eel is a type of saltwater eel that includes 35 different species. These eels spend their lives with at least their tail in the sand at all times. The full body is never completely out of the sand. Some or most of their body sticks out from the sand, making their appearance relative […] Read More


Garden Spider

Garden Spider Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Arachnida
Order
Araneae
Family
Araneidae
Genus
Araneus
Scientific Name
Araneus diadematus

Fun Fact: Garden spiders bounce in their webs to confuse predators

Summary Known for their distinctive radial-style webs, garden spiders are a common sight throughout much of Europe and North America. They live in various habitats, although you can usually find their large webs in and around gardens, hence their name. Despite their imposing size, they are not overly aggressive or dangerous to humans. In fact, […] Read More


Gargoyle Gecko

Gargoyle Gecko Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Diplodactylidae
Genus
Rhacodactylus
Scientific Name
Rhacodactylus auriculatus

Fun Fact: Gargoyle Geckos are about an inch long and weigh as little as 3 grams when they hatch!

These pocket-sized geckos are cute but also starting to experience trouble surviving due to their diminishing habitat. With a broad range of colors and patterns, the Gargoyle Gecko is a fun pet. They live only in one area, New Caledonia. This French territory is located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, near Australia. This gecko calls […] Read More


Garter Snake

Garter Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Thamnophis
Scientific Name
Thamnophis sirtalis

Fun Fact: Female garter snakes give birth to live young rather than laying eggs!

The most common, widespread and easily identified snake in North America. The garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis), also known as the common garter snake, is native to North America. There are 13 subspecies of varying colors and patterns found in a wide range of habitats from Quebec to Florida and Alaska to Texas. Subspecies of the […] Read More


Gastornis

Gastornis Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Gastornithiformes
Family
Gastornithidae
Genus
Gastornis
Scientific Name
Gastornis parisiensis

Fun Fact: Gastornis had a massive beak, but they probably ate plants instead of flesh.

Gastornis is a genus of large flightless birds alive in the Mid-Paleocene to Mid-Eocene epochs of the Paleogene period. It was formerly known as Diatryma. Gastornis were giant birds with huge beaks that gave them a menacing appearance. However, contrary to expectations, this massive bird was most likely a herbivore instead of a carnivore. Description […] Read More


Gazelle

Gazelle Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Bovidae
Genus
Gazella
Scientific Name
Gazella gazella

Fun Fact: Named for the Arabic word for love poems

“The name for a gazelle comes from the Arabic word for a love poem.” The gazelle is a graceful, intelligent, and alert creature. Though they once were in the thousands in Africa and Asia, this beautiful beast now only has a few hundred left in their family as the result of hunting. At great speeds, […] Read More


Gecko

Gecko Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata

Fun Fact: There are thought to be over 2,000 species!

“Geckos can climb vertical walls and stroll across ceilings.” Geckos have been around for at least 300 million years. Scientists have found geckos preserved in amber that dates back to the Cretaceous Period, and those specimens look remarkably like the gentle little lizards you’ll find in so many parts of the world today. There are […] Read More


Genet

Genet Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Viverridae
Genus
Genetta
Scientific Name
Genetta genetta

Fun Fact: The Genet has retractable claws like a cat

“When is a cat not a cat?” The genet is a type of animal called a viverrid. These animals remind people of cats and have many catlike qualities, including somewhat retractable claws and a well-developed hunting instinct, but they are more primitive. Scientists believe that the genet is the closest living relative to the ancestor […] Read More


Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Sphenisciformes
Family
Spheniscidae
Genus
Pygoscelis
Scientific Name
Pygoscelis papua

Fun Fact: Found throughout the sub-Antarctic!

“The Gentoo Penguin is known to be the fastest swimming penguins in the world” The Gentoo Penguins are, much like the other penguin species, black in appearance from the back to the head. They also adorn a white belly and are most commonly distinguished by a white stripe that runs from eye-to-eye at the top […] Read More


Geoffroys Tamarin

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

Fun Fact: Has distinctive V shape on head!

“A Geoffroy’s tamarin can jump up to 16 feet from one treetop to another.” Geoffroy’s tamarins are omnivores eating tree sap, insects, fruits, and various plants. They are active during the day and spend most of their time up in trees. These are social animals living in groups of 3 to 5 monkeys. They communicate […] Read More


Gerberian Shepsky

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

Fun Fact: German Shepherds, Siberian Huskies, and Gerberian Shepskies are all popular choices for police dogs.

Most designer dogs aren’t used as working dogs. However, because the Gerberian Shepsky is descended from two hardworking breeds, these pups are often used for police work and search and rescue missions. With their high energy levels, sensitive noses, and alert personalities, Gerberian Shepskies are perfect guard dogs and working companions. With fluffy fur, bright […] Read More


Gerbil

Gerbil Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Muridae

Fun Fact: Originally known as the Desert Rat!

“The Gerbil is the cute and lovable rodent cannibal!” Gerbils belong to a subfamily in the Rodentia order called Gerbillinae. This subfamily includes jirds. Jirds belong to different genera than rodents formally known as gerbils, but sometimes the animals are interchangeable. Indeed, the most popular, the Mongolian gerbil, is also referred to as the Mongolian […] Read More


German Cockroach

German Cockroach Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Blattodea
Family
Ectobiidae
Genus
Blattella
Scientific Name
Blattella Germanica

Fun Fact: The most common type of urban roach

“German cockroaches are the most common type of pestilential cockroach.” With over 4,500 species of cockroach, trying to identify a single species may seem overwhelming. But, if you’ve seen a roach running around in your home, there’s a very good chance it’s a german cockroach. These roaches only live in places where humans live, that […] Read More


German Longhaired Pointer

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

Fun Fact: German Longhaired Pointers are excellent hunters-tracking, pointing, and retrieving game over land and water. They can jump up six feet high and make wonderful emotional support dogs!

German longhaired pointers are excellent hunters — tracking, pointing, and retrieving game over land and water. They can jump up 6 feet high and make wonderful emotional support dogs. German Longhaired Pointer German longhaired pointers were bred for over a century in Germany to create the ideal gun dog. The German breeders mixed various dog […] Read More


German Pinscher

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

Fun Fact: Highly intelligent and fast learners!

These intelligent, short-haired dogs nearly went extinct during World War II. As their name suggests, German pinschers hail from southern Germany. The first German pinscher was registered in 1885. These intelligent, short-haired dogs nearly went extinct during World War II. Luckily, they were brought back by an industrious breeder named Werner Jung. Jung smuggled a […] Read More


German Shepherd Guide

German Shepherd Guide Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis Lupus

Fun Fact: Highly active and fearless dogs!

The German shepherd, or Alsatian, as British dog lovers call them, is the second most popular dog breed in the United States. This working dog from the herding group features a luxurious double coat that can be anywhere from medium to long and comes in a variety of colors such as the traditional black and […] Read More


German Sheppit

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

Fun Fact: The German Sheppit is well-suited for guarding and police work.

The German Sheppit inherits many traits from its parents that make it well-suited for police or guard work. The German Sheppit is a first-generation hybrid between two different breeds of dogs: a German Shepherd and a Pit Bull. German Shepherds are big herding dogs that excel at many different tasks, including police work, search and […] Read More


German Sheprador

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

Fun Fact: There is a chance that the German Sheprador may inherit a love for water from its parent.

The Labrador Retriever was originally bred to be an excellent swimmer. The German Sheprador may likewise inherit many traits that make it fast and agile in the water. The German Sheprador is an all-around excellent and obedient dog that nevertheless requires quite a lot of care and attention. It is the offspring of Labrador Retriever […] Read More


German Shorthaired Pointer

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

Fun Fact: German Shorthaired Pointers are used by the Air Force, TSA, and other organizations to sniff out explosives.

German Shorthaired Pointers are used by the Air Force, TSA, and other organizations to sniff out explosives. German Shorthaired Pointers are the result of German Breeders perfecting a bird dog. It took breeders multiple generations to mix different dog breeds to create the German Shorthaired Pointer. This breed is known for being a quick and […] Read More


German Spitz

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

Fun Fact: There are five different sub-breeds of the German Spitz.

Though they are believed to be bred from hunting and herding dog, the German Spitz is mostly a small companion breed nowadays. Forever loving and happy to see its owner, the German Spitz has all of the dense and thick fur that anyone could want. Available in several different colors, the German Spitz will act […] Read More


German Wirehaired Pointer

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

Fun Fact:

German wirehaired pointers were first bred in 19th century Germany as versatile, sturdy hunting dogs that could scent and retrieve no matter the climate. The breed is a blend of many different dog types, including the pudelpointer – an early hybrid of pointers and poodle types of dogs. German wirehaired pointers also carry genetics from […] Read More


Gharial

Gharial Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Crocodilia
Family
Gavialidae
Genus
Gavialis
Scientific Name
Gavialis gangeticus

Fun Fact: Found in the murky waters of Northern India!

Gharial Classification and Evolution The gharial is a large sized reptile that is found inhabiting the murky waters of slow-moving rivers on the Indian subcontinent. Closely related to other crocodilians including crocodiles, alligators and caimans, gharials are animals that have existed on Earth for over 200 million years and have changed little in their evolution […] Read More


Ghost Catfish

Ghost Catfish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Silurormes
Family
Siluridae
Genus
Kryptopterus
Scientific Name
Kryptopterus vitreolus

Fun Fact: You can see its heart beating

Due to its translucent color a ghost catfish is sometimes called a glass catfish, a phantom catfish or even an X-ray fish. At its largest size, this fish is 2.5 inches long. The ghost catfish is native to inland streams in Thailand and is a popular addition to many freshwater aquariums. 3 Ghost Catfish Facts […] Read More


Ghost Crab

Ghost Crab Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Malacostraca
Order
Decapoda
Family
Ocypodidae

Fun Fact: Their eyestalks, which are sometimes horned, can swivel 360 degrees

Ghost crabs are one of the most populous crab species in the world and are found on beaches from Oman to Polynesia to Australia to Florida to Egypt and Greece. They can be told from their boxy shape, their sometimes horned eyestalks, and the uneven size of their claws. They can move surprisingly quickly, and […] Read More


Giant African Land Snail

Giant African Land Snail Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Achatinoidea
Family
Achatinidae
Genus
Achatina
Scientific Name
Achatina fulica

Fun Fact: The biggest snail species on land!

“The Giant African Land Snail is a big, tough, well-traveled snail” As its name suggests, the Giant African Land Snail is one of the largest snails in the world. Though it is native to East Africa, it has been introduced in many other places. In many of these places, it has, unfortunately, become something of […] Read More


Giant Armadillo

Giant Armadillo Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Cingulata
Family
Chlamyphoridae
Genus
Priodontes
Scientific Name
Priodontes maximus

Fun Fact: Armadillos have a smell that’s described as strong, sweet and acrid.

The giant armadillo, also called tatou, ocarro and other names come by its common name honestly. It is a huge animal for its order, Cingulata, and can weigh well over 71 pounds and be over 3 feet long without the tail, which can add another 20 inches to its length. It also has a huge […] Read More


Giant Beaver

Giant Beaver Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Castoridae
Genus
Castoroides
Scientific Name
Castoroides

Fun Fact: The Giant Beaver are not closely related to modern beaver at all.

Now extinct, the Giant Beaver was the size of a modern-day bear! Even though they are not closely related to the beavers of today, these giant prehistoric rodents shared many of the same features. They probably didn’t build dams but did enjoy a mostly aquatic environment. They were most common in the American Midwest, although […] Read More


Giant Clam

Giant Clam Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Bivalvia
Order
Cardiida
Family
Cardiidae
Genus
Tridacna
Scientific Name
Tridacna gigas

Fun Fact: Can reach nearly 4ft in length!

“A giant clam can weigh up to 550 pounds!” Giant clams grow to be about 4 feet in length. They live in the Indian and South Pacific Oceans. The exposed mantle, or soft tissue, of a giant clam, features a combination of colors and patterns that can include yellow, green, iridescent blue, and purple. This […] Read More


Giant Desert Centipede

Giant Desert Centipede Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Chilopoda
Order
Scolopendromorpha
Family
Scolopendridae
Genus
Scolopendra
Scientific Name
Scolopendra heros

Fun Fact: They are the largest centipede in North America

The Giant Desert Centipede is the largest centipede in Northern America. Summary The Giant Desert Centipede is only found in two major regions but it is known by different names around the world. It is often mistaken for the Desert Centipede, which is a relative, but they both have distinct features that are different from […] Read More


Giant House Spider

Giant House Spider Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Arachnida
Order
Araneae
Family
Agelenidae
Genus
Eratigena
Scientific Name
Eratigena atrica

Fun Fact: They are the fastest invertebrates in the UK.

A Giant House Spider is the larger relative of the House Spider. It is found all through the year but mainly pops out during the autumn season. They are seen around the house with their sheet-like cobwebs spread near warmer areas to avoid the cold. Their male species die after mating and are often gobbled […] Read More


Giant Isopod

Giant Isopod Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Malacostraca
Order
Isopoda
Family
Cironlanidae
Genus
Bathynomus

Fun Fact: Giant isopods are the largest group of isopods in the world

Giant Isopods Summary The giant isopod is one of the largest isopods in the world, and it can be any one of the 20 species of big isopods. These creatures are in the cold and deep waters in the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic oceans. Giant isopods are closely related to decapods such as crabs and […] Read More


Giant Leopard Moth

Giant Leopard Moth Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Erebidae
Genus
Arctiinae
Scientific Name
Hypercompe

Fun Fact: When giant leopard moths mate, their mating sessions last over 24 hours.

The giant leopard moth starts out as a prickly black caterpillar. It has orange markings across its body and although its prickly fur appears to cause injury, these bristles on their bodies aren’t urticant, which means they don’t splinter off when touched. You could touch it gently with your fingertips—although, it may curl up in […] Read More


Giant Panda Bear

Giant Panda Bear Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Ursidae
Genus
Ailuropoda
Scientific Name
Ailuropoda melanoleuca

Fun Fact: Bamboo makes up 99 per cent of their diet!

Giant Panda Bear Classification and Evolution The Giant Panda is a species of bear that is found in the mountains of central and western China. One of the most famous and easily identifiable animals in the world, the Giant Panda is also one of the rarest and is under immense threat in its natural environment, […] Read More


Giant Salamander

Giant Salamander Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Urodela
Family
Cryptobranchidae

Fun Fact: Cryptobranchus giant salamanders breathe mostly through their skin.

Though the sight or even the thought of a nearly six-foot-long salamander may be off-putting to some people, giant salamanders play a vital role in their ecosystems. The Chinese and Japanese giant salamanders are apex predators and keep the populations of other aquatic animals in balance. The health of the much smaller hellbender and Pacific […] Read More


Giant Schnauzer

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

Fun Fact: Large, powerful and dominant!

Giant Schnauzers originated from the Bavarian Alps somewhere around the mid-1800s. They were bred from a standard Schnauzer to be a working dog to herd cattle from a farm to the market. Giant Schnauzers were also used as guard dogs, primarily for innkeepers, farmers, or merchants. Later, once railroads were built and make it unnecessary […] Read More


Giant Schnoodle

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

Fun Fact: Both parents of the Giant Schnoodle are hypoallergenic, making this one of the Doodle breeds that's safest for dander-sensitive owners.

Both of the Giant Schnoodle’s parent breeds are working dogs that are used to a lot of exercise. Your dog might be a bit introverted, but don’t let that fool you – these dogs need plenty of time to walk, run, and play with their families. The Giant Schnoodle is a popular designer dog that’s […] Read More


Giant Weta

Giant Weta Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Orthoptera
Family
Anostostomatidae
Genus
Deinacrida
Scientific Name
Deinacrida

Fun Fact: They've been around for 190,000,000 years!

The Giant Weta is a type of weta insect only found and restricted to New Zealand. Although the Weta is itself quite a large insect, some species of Giant Weta are the largest insects in the world. Resembling a grasshopper, the Giant Weta has been around since the age of dinosaurs and is known to […] Read More


Gibbon

Gibbon Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Hylobatidae
Genus
Hylobates
Scientific Name
Hylobatidae

Fun Fact: Found in dense jungles and tropical forests!

“The fastest-moving tree-dwelling mammal” Gibbons are tree-dwelling apes that live in Asia and Indonesia. Also known as lesser apes as distinct from great apes, gibbons are quick and agile, brachiating through the treetops at speeds up to 35 miles per hour (56 kph). There are 18 distinct species of this arboreal, or tree-dwelling, mammal, including […] Read More


Gigantopithecus

Gigantopithecus Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Hominidae
Genus
Gigantopithecus
Scientific Name
G. blacki

Fun Fact: Some cryptozoologists think that Gigantopithecus survives to this day as "The Bigfoot."

Gigantopithecus blacki is thought to be the largest ape ever to have existed. This massive hominid existed in southern China during the first half of the Pleistocene Epoch. With little evidence to uncover the specifics about the animal, anthropologists and paleontologists have gone to great lengths to discern the potential characteristics of this large and […] Read More


Gila Monster

Gila Monster Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Helodermatidae
Genus
Heloderma
Scientific Name
Heloderma suspectum

Fun Fact: It's tail acts as a fat storage facility!

The Gila Monster is the largest lizard in the United States! The Gila monster is not just the largest lizard in the United States, it’s one of four North American lizards that are venomous. The others are species of Mexican beaded lizards that are found in Guatemala and Mexico. Despite its venom, the Gila monster […] Read More


Giraffe

Giraffe Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Giraffidae
Genus
Giraffa
Scientific Name
Giraffa camelopardalis

Fun Fact: Long, black tongue can grow to 18 inches long!

Giraffe Classification and Evolution The Giraffe is a long-necked, hoofed mammal that is natively found grazing in the open woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. The Giraffe is the tallest living animal on land and despite its height is mostly closely related to the much smaller and solitary Okapi, that is found elusively dwelling in the dense […] Read More


Glass Frog

Glass Frog Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Centrolenidae

Fun Fact: You can see their internal organs.

“If you had a living glass frog in a high school biology class, you would not have to dissect it to see its internal organs.” Glass frogs are a beautiful, exotic frog that is found in southern Mexico, Central America, and South America. Other exotic animals and fish found in this area are the caiman […] Read More


Glass Lizard

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

Fun Fact: Can grow up to 4ft long!

“The glass lizard has no legs but is not a snake, making it a unique and interesting member of the reptile kingdom.” The glass lizard is a legless reptile that’s native to North America. This intelligent lizard dominates everywhere between the rocky beaches of Florida to the grassy expanses of the Midwest. Hidden in these […] Read More


Glechon

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

Fun Fact: Glechons are talented in the area of search and rescue, as their sense of smell makes them great at tracking.

The Glechon is a new breed on the scene, but one that is combined from two more well-known breeds: the beagle and the Bichon Frise. As an intelligent and fun-loving dog, they are well suited for both families and individuals seeking that perfect companion. Don’t underestimate this dog, however, because they are also known to […] Read More


Glen Of Imaal Terrier

Glen Of Imaal Terrier Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: This dog is also named the Wicklow Terrier after the county of its origin.

The Glen of Imaal was nicknamed the Turnspit Dog, because they were sometimes used in a mechanical contraption that turned meat over an open fire. The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a tough but fun-loving dog, built for the rough terrain of the Irish valley that bears its name. Growing up in the hills of […] Read More


Glow Worm

Glow Worm Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Coleoptera
Family
Lampyridae

Fun Fact: Found inhabiting dense woodland and caves!

Glow worms are a group of light-producing insects that emit a brilliant glow. Many people appreciate their strange ethereal beauty, but there are a lot of misconceptions and confusion about what this insect actually is. For a start, the name itself is a huge misnomer. It is not really a worm at all. Instead, glow […] Read More


Gnat

Gnat Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Diptera

Fun Fact: Males form large mating swarms at dusk

The term gnat generally refers to a group of small flies that bite and annoy humans (although it can also include some non-biting insects as well). It’s difficult to give a precise scientific definition of a gnat because it’s more of a loose casual term rather than a taxonomical one. They don’t all fit neatly […] Read More


Goat

Goat Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Bovidae
Genus
Capra

Fun Fact: Most closely related to the Sheep!

The goat is a type of ungulate (a hoofed animal) with big horns and a distinguished beard. Traversing some of the most rugged and forbidden terrains in the entire world, the goat is an expert mountaineer and climber. Its astonishing ability to ascend steep cliffs and other vertical surfaces have few other comparisons in the […] Read More


Goberian

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

Fun Fact: These dogs are great around children and are very playful around them.

Goberians are smart and healthy, alert, and make good watchdogs. They make great family pets and are known to have floppy ears. The Goberian dog is a mixed breed, combining the genetics of a Siberian Husky and a Golden Retriever for a hybrid pup. Due to the combination of the two breeds, these dogs are […] Read More


Goblin Shark

Goblin Shark Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Lamniformes
Family
Mitsukurinidae
Genus
Mitsukurina
Scientific Name
Mitsukurina owstoni

Fun Fact: Goblin Sharks are called a living fossil because their family, Mitsukurinidae, can be traced back 125 million years.

The Goblin Shark, which is sometimes referred to as a living fossil, is a type of shark that is found in the deep sea. This unique-looking shark is easily identified by its long snout, protruding jaws, and semitranslucent skin. Goblin Sharks have been found in all three of the major oceans. Because they live so […] Read More


Goby Fish

Goby Fish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Gobiiformes
Family
Gobiidae

Fun Fact: Some Goby species are toxic.

Can you imagine a fish family reunion with over 2,000 members? That’s what a Goby Fish family gathering might look like. As one of the largest scientific families in the fish world, Goby Fish make great pets in your aquarium. Others make delicious meals. With over 2,000 species, this diverse family of fish has many […] Read More


Goldador

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

Fun Fact: Goldadors were not intentionally bred until the early 2000s!

Goldadors can come in three colors: yellow/gold, black, and chocolate! Goldadors are a mix between golden retrievers and labradors, two of the most popular breeds in the world. They are more commonly known as a Golden Lab. They are loving and loyal dogs, making them among the most popular breeds of “designer dogs”. These are […] Read More


Goldcrest

Goldcrest Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Regulidae
Genus
Regulus
Scientific Name
Regulus regulus

Fun Fact: The goldcrest never starts moving and needs to consume for most of the day to survive. Therefore, in the colder months, it's best that eat 90% a day.

The goldcrest is a tiny bird and the smallest in the United Kingdom (UK), measuring 3.4 inches and only weighing 0.19 ounces, which is equivalent to a nickel. Goldcrests are dull-looking birds with a greyish-green plumage, and the only thing that stands out is the fiery orange stripe along their heads. It’s hard to differentiate […] Read More


Golden Dox

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

Fun Fact: Golden doxes don't have to be tiny. This breed looks different depending on whether the mix includes a regular dachshund or the mini version of the species.

Golden doxes don’t have to be tiny. This breed looks different depending on whether the mix includes a regular dachshund or the mini version of the species. Golden doxes are one of the most popular designer dachshund crossbreeds available on the market. A golden dox is created by mixing a dachshund with a golden retriever. […] Read More


Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Accipitriformes
Family
Accipitridae
Genus
Aquila
Scientific Name
Aquila Chrysaetos

Fun Fact: Their calls sound like high-pitched screams, but they are quiet most of the time.

“The golden eagle is one of the largest birds in North America.” Summary The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) lives in the northern hemisphere across four continents and over 70 countries. It inhabits semi-open areas with rocky ledges and cliffs and spends its days soaring low to the ground in search of prey. This species is […] Read More


Golden Irish

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

Fun Fact: They can be known as Velcro dogs because they like sticking around and are always near their owners.

The Golden Irish dog is mixed between a Golden Retriever and an Irish Setter. These dogs were originally located in Ireland and formally bred to be used as gundogs. This hybrid breed has a beautiful exterior appearance and an outgoing and friendly temperament. They enjoy the outdoors and can be energetic at times, but they […] Read More


Golden Lancehead

Golden Lancehead Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Viperidae
Genus
Bothrops
Scientific Name
B. insularis

Fun Fact: Golden lancehead snakes climb trees to prey on birds.

The island-dwelling golden lancehead snake is one of the most venomous snakes in the world. It only lives on one island 30 miles off the coast of Brazil and eats birds primarily. This is a slender pit viper with a golden color and a spearhead-shaped head. Rumors say that it caused the deaths of a […] Read More


Golden Lion Tamarin

Golden Lion Tamarin Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Callitrichidae
Genus
Leontopithecus
Scientific Name
Leontopithecus rosalia

Fun Fact: Native to the eastern rainforests of Brazil!

The golden lion tamarin is a small monkey native to the coastal Brazil. Sometimes called a golden marmoset, it has a long tail, reddish-gold fur, and a dramatic mane that frames its face. Due in part to a shrinking habitat, the golden lion tamarin population has dwindled dangerously near extinction, but intensive conservation efforts over […] Read More


Golden Masked Owl

Golden Masked Owl Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Strigiformes
Family
Tytonidae
Genus
Tyto
Scientific Name
Tyto aurantia

Fun Fact: While flying high above this owl can hear a mouse moving in the tall grass of field!

“Golden masked owls have long legs and strong talons allowing them to scoop up rodents from the ground” The golden masked owl is known for its whitish/yellow heart-shaped face and large dark eyes. This owl is a carnivore eating small rodents, birds, insects, rabbits, and sometimes other owls. The feathers on its wings are designed […] Read More


Golden Newfie

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

Fun Fact: These dogs love to swim and instinctively know how to swim.

A Golden Newfie is a hybrid and is a mix between the golden retriever and the Newfoundland dogs. These crossbreed dogs love swimming and are extremely patient with the children. The Golden Newfie is a handsome and confident dog. These dogs are a combination of golden retrievers and Newfoundland dogs. These hybrid dogs are sweet […] Read More


Golden Oriole

Golden Oriole Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Oriolidae
Genus
Oriolus
Scientific Name
Oriolus oriolus

Fun Fact: Migrates between Europe and Asia!

Golden Oriole Classification and Evolution The Golden Oriole (also known as the Eurasian Oriole), is a small species of Bird found throughout Europe and western Asia. The Golden Oriole’s name is thought to have arisen during the 18th century after the classical Latin word meaning gold. Although almost indistinguishable in appearance, some believe that the […] Read More


Golden Pyrenees

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

Fun Fact: Golden Pyrenees make great therapy dogs due to their intelligence and gentle nature.

Despite the Golden Pyrenees’ tremendous size, it has been described as a gentle giant. A Golden Pyrenees is a mix between two purebreds: A Golden Retriever and a Great Pyrenees. This hybrid dog also called the Great Pytreiver, is relatively new to the dog world. It was bred to combine the best qualities of two […] Read More


Golden Retriever

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

Fun Fact: Trusting, kind and gentle!

Originating from the serene and picturesque hills of the Scottish Highlands, the golden retriever is the very epitome of loyalty and affection. The first major breeder was Dudley Marjoribanks, the Baron of Tweedmouth, who created the golden retriever in the 19th century by crossing a yellow retriever with the now-extinct tweed water spaniel, plus a […] Read More


Golden Saint

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

Fun Fact: Golden saints come in all kinds of colors. You can find them in tan, chocolate, yellow, brindled, spotted, and almost any other pattern you can think of.

Golden saints come in all kinds of colors. You can find them in tan, chocolate, yellow, brindle, spotted, and almost any other pattern you can think of. The golden saint is a designer crossbreed made by crossing a Saint Bernard with a golden retriever. These dogs are known for having a great temperament and being […] Read More


Golden Shepherd

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

Fun Fact: The Golden Shepherds were first recognized by the International Designer Canine Registry in 2009.

With its strong heritage, the Golden Shepherd makes for an excellent watchdog, service dog, and overall companion and friend. The Golden Shepherd is an eclectic mix between a Golden Retriever and a German Shepherd. Both breeds have a fascinating history. The Golden Retriever was originally bred in the Scottish Highlands as an exuberant gundog that […] Read More


Golden Tortoise Beetle

Golden Tortoise Beetle Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Coleoptera
Family
Chrysomelidae
Genus
Charidotella
Scientific Name
Charidotella sexpunctata

Fun Fact: Golden tortoise beetles have a metallic gold color which can change to dull brown when disturbed.

The golden tortoise beetle is a species of insect in the leaf beetle family, known for its striking gold color. They have rounded, domed bodies, similar to that of ladybugs. This beetle has a unique ability to change the shade of its pigmentation from bright to dull gold using microscopic cavities in its cuticle. When […] Read More


Golden-Crowned Flying Fox

Golden-Crowned Flying Fox Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
Family
Pteropodidae
Genus
Acerodon
Scientific Name
Acerodon jubatus

Fun Fact: They eat figs almost exclusively

The golden-crowned flying fox has a wingspan of up to five-and-a-half feet. The bat lives in the jungles of the Philippines, in colonies of up to 10,000 members. Though it has a large wingspan, this bat is small physically, with a body that measures between 7 and 11.4 inches long. The golden crowned flying fox […] Read More


Golden-Crowned Kinglet

Golden-Crowned Kinglet Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Regulidae
Genus
Regulus
Scientific Name
Regulus Satrapa

Fun Fact: They huddle together for warmth

They huddle together for warmth. The golden-crowned kinglet has a distinctive, flashy yellow crown and black eyebrow stripes, making them easy to differentiate. However, they prefer to stay on the tops of high trees; it requires patience to get a good look. These birds are tiny, but they can remarkably survive in cold climates by […] Read More


Goldendoodle

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

Fun Fact: Due to their breeding, no two Goldendoodles are alike.

Goldendoodles are a type of hybrid dog, though their pedigree sometimes earns them the name “designer dog.” They come from a blend of a golden retriever and a poodle and were bred so that the personality and temperament of both these dogs could be combined and brought forward. They are medium-sized and often have a […] Read More


Goldfish

Goldfish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Cypriniformes
Family
Cyprinidae
Genus
Carassius
Scientific Name
Carassius auratus

Fun Fact: Goldfish and common carp can mate and produce offspring

People started breeding Goldfish for different colors in China 1000 years ago. Only members of the imperial Song dynasty were allowed to own them. Once thought fit only for emperors, the goldfish has become a well-loved pet. Intelligent and curious as well as beautiful, it is hardy and can live a long time. Read on […] Read More


Goliath Beetle

Goliath Beetle Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Coleoptera
Family
Scarabaeidae
Genus
Goliathus

Fun Fact: Goliath beetles are the largest beetles in the world, and they can carry objects several times their weight. 

Goliath beetles are the largest beetles in the world, and they can carry objects several times their weight.  Summary Goliath beetles refer to any of the six species of beetles in the genus Goliathus. As their name implies, goliath beetles are the largest beetles in the world. Interestingly, their weight is highest when they’re juveniles […] Read More


Goliath Frog

Goliath Frog Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Conrauidae
Genus
Conraua
Scientific Name
Conraua goliath

Fun Fact: Does not have a vocal sac.

“The Goliath Frog is the largest frog in the world!” The Goliath Frog is an endangered species of frog that lives exclusively in Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon in Africa. It can also be referred to as a goliath bullfrog or a giant slippery frog. This amphibian got its name due to its large size. These […] Read More


Goliath Tigerfish

Goliath Tigerfish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Characiformes
Family
Alestidae
Genus
Hydorcynus
Scientific Name
Hydrocynus goliath

Fun Fact: Featured in River Monsters TV series

Some people call the Goliath Tigerfish a “fish on steroids” or the African version of the piranha. Whatever you call it, the Goliath tigerfish is one scary animal. These strong fish are considered demon fish by some African tribespeople. While some aquarists keep them as exotic pets, it’s best to know how to handle them […] Read More


Gollie

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

Fun Fact: They bark at strangers, cars, and loud noises like airplanes.

The Gollie has a combination of both the Golden Retriever and the Collie. Even though the Golden Retriever and Collie’s ancestry connection took place in Scotland, surprisingly, Gollie dogs were bred in the surroundings of the USA. The most significant part about owning a Gollie is that this hybrid breed inherited charming and attentive characteristics […] Read More


Gomphotherium

Gomphotherium Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Proboscidea
Family
Gomphotheriidae
Genus
Gomphotherium

Fun Fact:

Gomphotherium Description & Size Gomphotherium was a genus of extinct proboscides that lived during the Neogene and early Pleistocene periods, which were part of the Cenozoic Era. In Latin, this species’ name translated to “welded beast,” an accurate descriptor for the tough hide and large tusks. What Did Gomphotherium Eat? Gomphotherium was an herbivore eating […] Read More


Goonch Catfish

Goonch Catfish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Siluriformes
Family
Sisoridae
Genus
Bagarius
Scientific Name
Bagarius yarrelli

Fun Fact: The goonch catfish, or giant devil catfish, is one of the most fierce freshwater fish.

The goonch catfish, or giant devil catfish, is one of the most fierce freshwater fish. This fish has no natural predators, and has, in the past, terrorized villages with its attacks on villagers and large mammals drinking and bathing. The largest attacks, known as the Kali River attacks, occurred between 1998 and 2007. The attacks […] Read More


Goose

Goose Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Anseriformes
Family
Anatidae

Fun Fact: There are 29 different species!

The goose is among a group of large waterfowls that resides in the Northern Hemisphere. This bird’s loud, aggressive behavior has become something of a running joke in modern media (epitomized by the popular action puzzle video game, Untitled Goose Game), but as a very caring parent, it is usually just trying to protect its […] Read More


Gooty Sapphire Tarantula

Gooty Sapphire Tarantula Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Arachnida
Order
Araneae
Family
Theraphosidae
Genus
Poecilotheria
Scientific Name
Poecilotheria metallica

Fun Fact: They can run up a tree trunk surprisingly fast.

One of the naturally blue animals in the world. Gooty sapphire tarantulas are a brilliant blue color. Their unique coloration makes them a popular tarantula in the pet trade. Originally from Gooty, India these fascinating tarantulas are sometimes also called metallic blue tarantulas or peacock parachute spiders. They are a rare tarantula located only in […] Read More


Gopher

Gopher Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Geomyidae
Genus
Geomys
Scientific Name
Geomys bursarius

Fun Fact: They dig large networks of tunnels!

“A gopher’s head looks twice as big when the pouches in its cheeks are stuffed with food” Gophers are rodents that live in North America and Central America. They are herbivorous animals that eat a variety of plants. Though these rodents are active in the daytime they stay mostly underground in tunnels. They are solitary […] Read More


Gopher Snake

Gopher Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Pituophis
Scientific Name
Pituophis catenifer

Fun Fact: Gopher snakes can reach up to 9 feet long.

Gopher Snake Summary “Gopher snakes can reach up to 9 feet long.“ The gopher snake, which includes 6 subspecies, is found primarily in the western United States, southern Canada, and northern Mexico. It thrives in arid climates below 2,000 feet altitude, and it is carnivorous. Though it has no venom, it has a painful bite […] Read More


Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Testudines
Family
Testudinidae
Genus
Gopherus
Scientific Name
Gopherus polyphemus

Fun Fact: It is the only species of tortoise native to Florida.

“ The gopher tortoise is a real Keystone species” The gopher tortoise is quite an interesting animal. It is land-dwelling and spends most of its time underground in burrows. The front limbs are built for digging these burrows and do an excellent job at the excavation. It is the state tortoise of Florida. 5 Incredible […] Read More


Gordon Setter

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

Fun Fact: It's the largest and heaviest breed of setter.

The Gordon Setter is one of the slowest breeds to mature, hitting its prime at 3 years or older. The Gordon Setter, also called Black and Tan Setter, is the largest, heaviest breed of setters. It was originally developed in Scotland for bird hunting, using its scent to find game birds but without killing them, […] Read More


Gorgosaurus

Gorgosaurus Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Saurischia
Family
Tyrannosauridae
Genus
Gorgosaurus
Scientific Name
Gorgosaurus libratus

Fun Fact: Gorgosaurus probably lived and hunted in packs.

Gorgosaurus was a tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous Period, between 76.6 and 75.1 million years ago. It was an earlier relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex. The heavily-built carnivore was an apex predator that preyed on ceratopsids and Hadrosaurus dinosaurs that lived in the same habitat. The Gorgosaurus is also one of […] Read More


Gorilla

Gorilla Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Hominidae
Genus
Gorilla

Fun Fact: The biggest of the world's primates!

“The gorilla is one of the closest living relatives to humans.” The name gorilla actually refers to four different subspecies of animals. They share 98 percent of their DNA with humans, and they are smart enough to learn sign language and use tools. Gorillas are far from the wild, violent beasts portrayed in entertainment, and […] Read More


Goshawk

Goshawk Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Accipitriformes
Family
Accipitridae
Genus
Accipiter
Scientific Name
Accipiter gentilis

Fun Fact: The goshawk is a popular choice among European falconers

The goshawk is among the most common birds of prey around the world. Goshawk may refer to more than a dozen different species, most of them a member of the genus Accipiter. The most popular and well-known species is the northern goshawk, which can be found across the Northern Hemisphere. Unless otherwise mentioned, this article […] Read More


Gouldian Finch

Gouldian Finch Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Estrildidae
Genus
Erythrura
Scientific Name
Erythrura gouldiae

Fun Fact: The male Gouldian finch bobs its head and fluffs its feathers to court a female.

With one of the most striking plumages in the entire animal kingdom, the Gouldian finch almost looks like it was put together in patches. The head, breast, abdomen, and back all exhibit an elegant rainbow of different colors. It’s no surprise that this species is highly sought after in the pet trade. After decades of […] Read More


Grapevine Beetle

Grapevine Beetle Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Cole
Family
Scarabaeidae
Genus
Pelidnota
Scientific Name
Pelidnota punctata

Fun Fact: Although they feed on grapevine leaves, Grapevine beetles hardly cause serious damage to the plant. 

Although they feed on grapevine leaves, Grapevine beetles hardly cause serious damage to the plant.  Summary The Grapevine beetle is a type of Scarab beetle. It shares a similar appearance to the Japanese Beetles and June Beetles. In fact, this beetle is commonly called the spotted June beetle due to its similarity in appearance to […] Read More


Grass Carp

Grass Carp Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Cypriniformes
Family
Cyprinidae
Genus
Ctenopharyngodon
Scientific Name
Ctenopharyngodon idella

Fun Fact: The grass carp is considered to be a natural weed control agent.

First originating from eastern Asia, the grass carp has since been introduced to many different countries for the purpose of maintaining clear waters. The grass carp is used as a form of plant or weed controller in ponds or lakes around the world. Only sterile fish are allowed for legal use in many states to […] Read More


Grass Snake

Grass Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Natrix
Scientific Name
Natrix natrix

Fun Fact: Use acute hearing to hunt

The common snake is of the non-poisonous variety. It has many names: common snake, ringed snake, common garter snake, garter snake and water snake. This reptile is part of the water snake family (Nerodia). The common grass snakes’ colors are gray or green with a white or yellow neck collar. They have identification marks of […] Read More


Grass Spider

Grass Spider Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Arachnida
Order
Araneae
Family
Agelenidae
Genus
Agelenopsis
Scientific Name
Agelenopsis

Fun Fact: Their fangs aren't big enough to penetrate human skin.

Grass spiders are often found mainly in the grass, as you can determine by their name. But they might wander off to other places. They are one of the 1,200 funnel-web spider species that create a blackhole-shaped webs through their large spinnerets. You will often find these webs more than you will find the grass […] Read More


Grasshopper

Grasshopper Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Orthoptera
Family
Caelifera

Fun Fact: There are 11,000 known species!

Grasshoppers comprise one of the oldest insect families on earth. The first grasshoppers probably appeared 250 million years ago during the Triassic period. They belong to the Arthropoda phylum, which includes other insects as well as spiders, scorpions, crabs, and their relatives. Phylum is a category that biologists slot living things into, and Arthropoda, which […] Read More


Grasshopper Mouse

Grasshopper Mouse Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Cricetidae
Genus
Onychomys

Fun Fact: The grasshopper mice attack predators using the poison of their venom.

Grasshopper mice are rodents with big ears and big eyes. They are nocturnal and are closely related to deer mice. They are small and are usually only 120-190 mm in length. Adult grasshopper mice weigh about 20 to 50 grams.They got this name because they are not timid as mice usually are and are known […] Read More


Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Mimidae
Genus
Dumetella
Scientific Name
Dumetella carolinensis

Fun Fact: Their songs have cat-like qualities and can mimic other birds and animals, like tree frogs.

“Listen for their mechanical, raspy mimicry as they hide in bushes and trees.” Summary The gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) is a medium-sized songbird native to North America. It inhabits dense vegetative areas like overgrown farmland and abandoned orchards, where it prefers to hide in thorny thickets and sing its songs of mimicry. Look for this […] Read More


Gray Fox

Gray Fox Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Urocyon
Scientific Name
Urocyon cinereoargenteus

Fun Fact: The gray fox has retractable claws and a rotating wrist that allow it to climb trees with some proficiency

The gray fox is a small, shy member of the canine family that likes to hide in shrubs and trees. This species may not be as well-known as its red-colored cousin, but it’s one of the most common species of foxes in North America. These animals are not usually seen by people because of their […] Read More


Gray Tree Frog

Gray Tree Frog Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Hylidae
Genus
Hyla
Scientific Name
Hyla versicolor

Fun Fact: Survives freezing temperatures by producing glycerol and maintaining slower metabolic processes

The gray tree frog is a common tree frog with versatile colors. The gray tree frog is a large species of tree frog that features many interesting colors despite its name. It can be found commonly in southeastern Canada and the eastern United States. The gray tree frog spends most of its life high in […] Read More


Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Pelecaniformes
Family
Ardeidae
Genus
Ardea
Scientific Name
Ardea herodias

Fun Fact: Their wingspan is larger than an eagle’s; both males and females help hatch the eggs; rich in symbolism

The Great Blue Heron is a large water bird found primarily in North America. They have beautiful plumage and an impressive wingspan size. Native people believe there is symbolism in seeing one of these birds. 4 Incredible Great Blue Heron facts! Some of the most interesting facts about Great Blue Herons are: These birds only […] Read More


Great Crested Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Tyrannidae
Genus
Myiarchus
Scientific Name
Myiarchus crinitus

Fun Fact: This species makes use of some truly unusual nesting material, including snakeskin and garbage

The great crested flycatcher is a fascinating and elegant songbird with a big crest on its head and a luxurious mating call. Often obscured by foliage and trees, it’s usually heard more often than it’s seen. This species is considered to be a member of the tyrant flycatcher family, a diverse group of birds entirely […] Read More


Great Dane

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

Fun Fact: Large and imposing in appearance!

Sometimes called “the Apollo of Dogs,” Great Danes are a giant German working breed that was originally developed by German nobles as a boarhound. Ranking at number 16 on the American Kennel Club’s most popular list, these gentle giants will steal your heart as well as your sofa. They have short, smooth coats that come […] Read More


Great Danoodle

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

Fun Fact: Both Great Danes and Poodles are in the top 15 most popular AKC breeds - which makes Great Danoodles a shoo-in for popularity.

Great Danoodles are descended from Great Danes, the tallest dogs in the world. Although they don’t always have the same height as their ancestors, Great Danoodles still have famously long legs and will tower over other Doodle dogs. Great Danes are incredibly popular dogs, and so are poodles. Because of this, it should come as […] Read More


Great Egret

Great Egret Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Pelecaniformes
Family
Ardeidae
Genus
Ardea
Scientific Name
Ardea alba

Fun Fact: The male egret performs an elaborate courtship display to attract a mate

Great Egret Summary “The great egret has long legs that look a bit like stilts.“ Great egrets spend all their lives near wetlands and swamps. The legs help them wade easily through the shallow water in search of food. While they live in colonies, great egrets sometimes compete with each other for mates. This article […] Read More


Great Hammerhead Shark

Great Hammerhead Shark Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Carcharhiniformes
Family
Sphyrnidae
Genus
Sphyrna
Scientific Name
Sphyrna mokarran

Fun Fact: Great hammerhead sharks have a 360 view because their eyes are situated on the ends of their mallet-like heads.

“The heaviest great hammerhead shark ever recorded weighed a whopping 1280 pounds” The great hammerhead shark is found in warmer waters and is the biggest of nine subspecies. Generally, they grow up to 10-14 feet long. However, there are records of a female over 20 feet!  Great hammerhead sharks are solitary animals that migrate to […] Read More


Great Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Tyrannidae
Genus
Pitangus
Scientific Name
Pitangus sulphuratus

Fun Fact: The great kiskadee is a highly adaptable predator that can live in almost any habitat within its range and can hunt in the air, on the ground and in the water.

The great kiskadee is a highly adaptable predator that can live almost anywhere! The great kiskadee is a bright and colorful bird recognized by its yellow belly, reddish-brown back, and black and white striped head. The kiskadee was named because of its unique call. Observers describe it as sounding a lot like kis-ka-dee, or bee-tee-wee. […] Read More


Great Plains Rat Snake

Great Plains Rat Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Pantheropis
Scientific Name
Pantheropis emoryi

Fun Fact: This snake vigorously shakes its tail as a way to frighten away predators.

“This snake vigorously shakes its tail as a way to frighten away predators” Normally, the Great Plains rat snake is two to three feet in length. However, there are some that grow to a size of five feet! These snakes have a diet of rodents, birds, and bats. They live in a plains and grassland […] Read More


Great Potoo Bird

Great Potoo Bird Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Nyctibiiformes
Family
Nyctibiidae
Genus
Nyctibius
Scientific Name
Nyctibius grandis

Fun Fact: At night, they make a terrifying low call that sounds like a distressed moan or growl.

It has a harsh, terrifying call. The great potoo is the largest of its species and has a wide range throughout Central and South America. This bird is nocturnal and produces a low call that sounds similar to a distressed moan or growl at night, terrifying anyone nearby. Despite its terrifying vocalizations, great potoos are […] Read More


Great Pyrenees

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

Fun Fact:

Great Pyrenees have been around for centuries. They are likely descents of guardian dogs that were in Asia Minor around 10,000 b.c. Around the year 3,000 b.c, nomadic shepherds went to the Pyrenees mountains and brought their guarding dogs with them. This was likely the beginning of the Great Pyrenees breed. Great Pyrenees are very […] Read More


Great White Shark

Great White Shark Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Lamniformes
Family
Lamnidae
Genus
Carcharodon
Scientific Name
Carcharodon carcharias

Fun Fact: Can grow to more than 8 meters long!

Key Points: The great maw of this shark holds up to 300 serrated teeth!As you’ll see, these beasts can leap well out of the ocean to grasp for prey. Humans are the main threat to the survival of the Great White Shark. Great White Shark Classification and Evolution The great white shark is a large […] Read More


Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

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

Fun Fact: Protective and gentle by nature!

Being a strong draft breed, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is powerful and large in size. These dogs are covered in double coats, featuring an undercoat that is thick and an outer coat that is dense. The coat is about 1-1.5 inches long. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is incredibly animated, showing exactly how they […] Read More


Grebe

Grebe Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Podicipediformes
Family
Podicipedidae
Genus
Podiceps
Scientific Name
Podilymbus podiceps, Tachybaptus ruficollis, and others

Fun Fact: They swim like frogs

They are closely related to flamingos. Grebes are freshwater diving birds native to freshwater and marine habitats. They inhabit every continent except for Antarctica and any arid environment. They are excellent swimmers and divers, and while they resemble other diving birds, they are more closely related to flamingos. Learn all about the fascinating grebe, like […] Read More


Green Anaconda

Green Anaconda Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Boidae
Genus
Eunectes
Scientific Name
E. murinus

Fun Fact: Females are often five times longer than males.

The green anaconda is the heaviest snake globally and the species most people refer to when they say “anaconda.” It’s not venomous, but this giant snake lives in South America and sometimes reaches 30 feet long. It eats caiman and capybara and is big enough to eat deer and goats; some stories have them eating […] Read More


Green Anole

Green Anole Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Dactyloidae
Genus
Anolis
Scientific Name
Anolis carolinensis

Fun Fact: It communicates with head movements, color and dewlap

The green anole is the only anole that is native to the United States and is one of the best reptiles for first-time reptile owners. The small lizard is native to Georgia and South Carolina, found in the Southeastern United States from Florida to Texas along with the Caribbean islands. It is an arboreal species […] Read More


Green Aphids

Green Aphids Picture
Kingdom
Animalia

Fun Fact:

Green Aphid Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Hemiptera Family: Aphididae Genus: Myzus Species: M. persicae Read our Complete Guide to Classification of Animals. Green Aphid Conservation Status Not extinct Green Aphid Locations Worldwide, warm climates Green Aphid Facts Prey: (Herbivores) Aphids suck the juices from plant leaves, stems, and roots. Name […] Read More


Green Bee-Eater

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

Fun Fact: Mainly eats honeybees!

The green bee-eater, or little green bee-eater, is one of the smallest birds in the bee-eater family. It is known for its small size, unique sound, slender body, and bright plumage as well as for being one of the most beautiful birds. It is found in a variety of wooded areas throughout sub-Saharan Africa, western […] Read More


Green Bottle Blue Tarantula

Green Bottle Blue Tarantula Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Arachnida
Order
Araneae
Family
Theraphosidae
Genus
Chromatopelma
Scientific Name
Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens

Fun Fact: The spiderlings look very different than the adults.

A beautiful green, blue and orange tarantula. Green bottle blue tarantulas are vibrant green and burnt orange with bright blue legs. Their carapace is covered in greenish bristles/hairs and their abdomen is covered in orange bristles that look almost like fur. While you can barely see some tarantula’s eyes, green bottle blue has two prominent […] Read More


Green Frog

Green Frog Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Ranidae
Genus
Lithobates
Scientific Name
Lithobates clamitans

Fun Fact: Green frogs will eat any animal that they can fit in their mouth.

The green frog is known for being one of the least picky eaters and will consume just about any insect or animal that it can swallow. One of the most common frogs native to the eastern states and parts of Canada, the green frog can be found just about anywhere there is a body of […] Read More


Green Heron

Green Heron Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Pelecaniformes
Family
Ardeidae
Genus
Butorides
Scientific Name
Butorides virescens

Fun Fact: Uses bait to catch prey

The green heron is a little bird, and it ranges greatly in its preferred environment. Primarily found in the United States (including Hawaii), Mexico, and Central America, these beautiful creatures make their presence known with many identifiable calls. They are carnivores, but their diet is primarily of fish. They’ll mate monogamously for the breeding season, […] Read More


Green Mamba

Green Mamba Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Dendroaspis

Fun Fact: Green mambas are fast, and can travel up to 7 miles per hour.

Green mambas are fast and can travel up to 7 miles per hour. In the thick forests of Western and Eastern Africa, you might find a deadly creature slithering through the Cashew and Coconut trees. These highly venomous, and stunningly beautiful, snakes have two varieties – the Western and Eastern Green Mambas. These long, slender […] Read More


Green Rat Snake

Green Rat Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Gonyosoma
Scientific Name
Gonyosoma oxycephalum

Fun Fact: The green rat snake catches its meals in midair!

The green rat snake catches its meals in midair! The green rat snake is common in Southeast Asia but spends most of its time out of sight, high in the trees where it feels most comfortable. Non-venomous, the snake grabs birds and bats in midflight when it is ready for a meal. It will also […] Read More


Green Snake

Green Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Opheodrys
Scientific Name
Opheodrys

Fun Fact: There are two types of green snakes: smooth green snakes and rough green snakes

“Green snakes feature beautifully bright green dorsal scales and help control insect populations in gardens, crops or wherever they live.” Green snakes are the only solid, bright green snakes in North America and northern Mexico. The two subspecies making up the genus Opheodrys, the smooth green snake (Opheodrys vernalis) and rough green snake (Opheodrys aestivus), […] Read More


Green Sunfish

Green Sunfish Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Perciformes
Family
Centrarchidae
Genus
Lepomis
Scientific Name
Lepomis cyanellus

Fun Fact: Juvenile Green Sunfish are less colorful than their parents because they need to blend in with their surroundings to avoid predators.

The Green Sunfish is a small freshwater fish that occur throughout the USA and northern Mexico. American Anglers refer to them as panfish because they are small enough to fry whole but not too small to be illegal. They are the most common of all sunfishes and live in various habitats across North America. While […] Read More


Green Tree Frog

Green Tree Frog Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura

Fun Fact: Green tree frogs breathe through their skin

“Two different amphibians are called Green Tree Frog!” Among the more than 800 tree frog species in the world, two share the moniker “green tree frog.” The Australian green tree frog measures approximately 4 inches long, and its back is a bright jade green, while the American green tree frog measures approximately 2.5 inches long, […] Read More


Green Tree Python

Green Tree Python Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Pythonidae
Genus
Morelia
Scientific Name
Morelia viridis

Fun Fact: Green tree pythons are non-venomous, so to subdue their prey, they have a couple of very unique and highly successful hunting techniques.

Though the green tree python is relegated to a relatively localized population in and around Oceania, their distinctively bright green appearance and interest from amateur snake enthusiasts have transformed them into increasingly popular pets. Despite that, these are wild and cunning snakes whose reputation for being aggressive is rooted in an inherent shyness towards humans. […] Read More


Greenland Dog

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

Fun Fact: Strong and speedy breed of dog!

The Greenland Dog, aka the Greenland Husky, is a medium to large working dog breed valued for its strength, speed, and toughness in drawing sleds, racing, and hunting. The Spitz-type dog and rare, genetically distinct husky has a strong, powerful body and thick fur. Although it is identical to the Canadian Eskimo Dog, it is […] Read More


Greenland Shark

Greenland Shark Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Squaliformes
Family
Somniosidae
Genus
Somniosus
Scientific Name
Somniosus microcephalus

Fun Fact: This shark has the longest lifespan of any vertebrate.

“The Greenland shark is considered the Methuselah of Sharks.” The Greenland shark, called eqalussuaq by the Inuit people is famous for living to a great age. Biologists believe that this large, slow fish can live to be half a millennia old. Its longevity probably has something to do with the fact that it does everything […] Read More


Grey Heron

Grey Heron Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Ciconiiformes
Family
Ardeidae
Genus
Ardea
Scientific Name
Ardea cinerea

Fun Fact: Male grey herons are picky about their mates. They'll reject a female that they don't fancy.

Symbol of Peace and the Sun Though grey heron chicks may take sibling rivalry to a new level, this beautiful bird has been a symbol of all good things since antiquity. Read on for more information about Ardea cinerea. Five Amazing Facts About the Grey Heron Here are five amazing facts about the grey heron: […] Read More


Grey Mouse Lemur

Grey Mouse Lemur Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Cheirogaleidae
Genus
Microcebus
Scientific Name
Microcebus murinus

Fun Fact: The largest species of mouse lemur!

“The Grey Mouse Lemur is a mouse-like primate with a powerful nose and big jump.” Grey mouse lemurs, also called lesser mouse lemurs, are among the smallest primate species in the entire world. Even though their size, color and body shape is reminiscent of a common mouse, they are very different than rodents in physiology […] Read More


Grey Reef Shark

Grey Reef Shark Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Chondrichthyes
Order
Carcharhiniformes
Family
Carcharhinidae
Genus
Carcharhinus
Scientific Name
Carcharhinus Amblyrhynchos

Fun Fact: One of the most common shark species!

Grey reef sharks are voracious marine predators that prefer shallow waters and are among the most common sharks found in coral reef habitats throughout the Indo-Pacific region. They share many characteristics with other reef shark species, including a wide, circular snout positioned directly in front of relatively large eyes. While they have many classic features […] Read More


Grey Seal

Grey Seal Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Phocidae
Genus
Halichoerus
Scientific Name
Halichoerus Grypus

Fun Fact: One of the rarest species of seal on Earth

“A grey seal can dive 1,500 feet below the surface of the ocean and stay under for an hour.” A grey seal is one of the rarest species of seal alive today. They can adapt to life on a coastline but go to the ocean when hunting for food. These seals can live from 25 […] Read More


Greyhound

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

Fun Fact: Extremely fast and athletic!

The greyhound is the fastest breed of dog, and retired racing greyhounds make for calm and sweet pets. The greyhound has the highest percentage of fast-twitch muscle of any breed. In spite of this reputation, retired racing greyhounds make for calm and sweet pets. It is also called the English greyhound to avoid confusion with […] Read More


Griffon Vulture

Griffon Vulture Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Accipitriformes
Family
Accipitridae
Genus
Gyps
Scientific Name
Gyps fulvus

Fun Fact: Can spot a dead animal from thousands of feet away

“The Griffon Vulture can see carrion from thousands of feet above the ground” Its eight-to-nine-foot wingspan is just one of the many impressive facts about a griffon vulture. They are found in Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia. These birds are carnivores eating carrion. Griffon vultures build their nests on cliff ledges. It can live […] Read More


Griffonshire

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

Fun Fact: Griffonshires are so little they are easily mistaken for puppies throughout their lives.

It’s not uncommon for Griffonshire adults to be mistaken for puppies due to their small size. Breed a Brussels Griffon with a Yorkshire Terrier and you have a puppy called a Griffonshire. Griffonshires were first bred in the decade of the 1980s. These small dogs possess some of the best qualities of each of their […] Read More


Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Ursidae
Genus
Ursus
Scientific Name
Ursus Arctos Horriblis

Fun Fact: Less than 10% make it into adulthood

Key Points Grizzly Bear are native to North America, distinguished by the silvery tip and shiny appearance of their fur.Contrary to popular belief, grizzly bear do not go into true hibernation. They state that they enter is called torpor, a mild form of hibernation.The hybrid of grizzly and polar bear are called ‘pizzly’ bear. The […] Read More


Groenendael

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

Fun Fact: Although developed as a herding dog, the breed makes an excellent guard and working dog and is used by police forces and the military.

Although developed as a herding dog, the breed makes an excellent guard and working dog and is used by police forces and the military. The Groenendael is one of four breeds that originated in Belgium. Instantly recognized by his pricked ears and luxurious black coat, the breed is well suited for many activities and makes […] Read More


Ground Snake

Ground Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamat
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Sonora
Scientific Name
Sonora semiannulata

Fun Fact: It’s sometimes called a miter snake due to the marking on its head that looks like a bishop’s miter

The western ground snake uses its thick head to dig burrows in its sandy habitat. The western ground snake goes by a couple other names including the common ground snake and the variable ground snake. It’s native to North America, specifically the southwestern portion of the United States as well as northern Mexico. This snake […] Read More


Groundhog (Woodchuck)

Groundhog (Woodchuck) Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Sciuridae
Genus
Marmota
Scientific Name
Marmota monax

Fun Fact: They whistle to each other to warn of approaching danger!

“Unlike other marmots, they prefer low-lying areas.” The groundhog is a large lowland rodent that’s found throughout most of the United States. and Canada. Like all rodents, they are curious, intelligent animals who can survive in a variety of environments. They belong to a group of ground squirrels known as marmots. Other names for this […] Read More


Grouper

Grouper Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Perciformes
Family
Serranidae
Scientific Name
Epinephelinae

Fun Fact: Many grouper can change their sex, and it is always from female to male.

“Grouper is some of the biggest bony fish in the sea.” Groupers are fish with stout bodies and huge mouths that let them suck in their prey at a distance and gulp it down whole. Their meat also tastes delicious, which has become problematic as too many species are now overfished. The good news is […] Read More


Grouse

Grouse Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Galliformes
Family
Phasianidae
Genus
Tetraoninae
Scientific Name
Tetraoninae

Fun Fact: Feathered legs and toes!

A bird species with feathers on nostrils, legs, and feet! Grouse are medium sized, stocky birds that live in the Northern Hemisphere. Their feathers closely resemble their habitat. This plumage provides them with camouflage and helps them survive. Grouse are birds that are closely related to chickens, turkeys and pheasants. About eight million of these […] Read More


Guinea Fowl

Guinea Fowl Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Galliformes
Family
Numididae

Fun Fact: Found in a vairety of African habitats!

The guinea fowl is a family of ground-feeding birds that resembles a turkey or a pheasant. It’s often seen roaming around the plains of Africa and picking at the ground for food. The guinea fowl family consists of around seven to 10 species, each with its own unique appearances and behaviors. Together they fill a […] Read More


Guinea Pig

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

Fun Fact: Natively found in the Andes Mountain range!

Guinea Pig Classification and Evolution The Guinea Pig (also known as a Cavy) is a small species of rodent that is found inhabiting the Central Andes Mountains in South America. Named after Guyana where they are found in the wild and “pig” resembling their short and stout bodies, Guinea Pigs have been domesticated by people […] Read More


Gulper Catfish 

Gulper Catfish  Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
silfuriformes
Family
Auchenipteridae
Genus
Aterophysus
Scientific Name
Asterophysus batrachus

Fun Fact: Gulper catfish can consume prey twice its size

Gulper Catfish Summary The gulper catfish (Asterophysus batrachus), also known as the ogre catfish, is a species that is native to the Orinoco and Rio Negro basins located in Colombia, Brazil, and Venezuela in South America. These predatory fish inhabit blackwater tributaries and actively hunt at night. Their thick and rounded body distinguishes them from […] Read More


Gulper Eel 

Gulper Eel  Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Anguilliformes
Family
Eurypharyngidae
Genus
Eurypharynx
Scientific Name
Eurypharynx pelecanoides

Fun Fact: Gulper eels have a similar lifespan to humans and can live up to 85 years old. However, their age depends on their habitat and the availability of food.

The gulper eel (Eurypharynx pelecanoides) is a strange-looking fish that inhabits the deep sea. Its most distinctive feature is its enormous mouth. Their mouth is much bigger than their bodies, making them appear disproportionate. Their mouth opens wide enough to swallow animals much bigger than themselves, almost like it’s hinged. Then, the prey is deposited […] Read More


Guppy

Guppy Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Cyprinodontiformes
Family
Poeciliidae
Genus
Poecilia
Scientific Name
Poecilia reticulata

Fun Fact: Also known as the Millionfish!

The Guppy fish, with their colorful designs and feathery tailfins, are favorites with people who keep freshwater aquariums. Guppies are tiny tropical fish that live throughout the world. They are sometimes called rainbow fish or millionfish. There are 276 species of guppy that belong to the Poeciliidae family. 3 Incredible Guppy Facts! The millionfish: Guppies […] Read More


Gypsy Moth

Gypsy Moth Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Erebidae
Genus
Lymantria
Scientific Name
Lymantria dispar

Fun Fact: One of the most invasive species in the world

Summary One of the most invasive species in the world, the gypsy moth is a member of the moth family Erebidae. While originally native to isolated regions of Europe and Asia, you can now find gypsy moths throughout the world.Their larvae feed on a wide variety of coniferous and deciduous trees, in some instances, severely […] Read More


A Giant Panda Bear
Giant Panda Bear

Bamboo makes up 99 per cent of their diet!

A German Shepherd Guide
German Shepherd Guide

Highly active and fearless dogs!


Newest Animals that Start with the Letter G

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

A Gastornis
Gastornis

Gastornis had a massive beak, but they probably ate plants instead of flesh.

A Gorgosaurus
Gorgosaurus

Gorgosaurus probably lived and hunted in packs.

A Gypsy Moth
Gypsy Moth

One of the most invasive species in the world

Animals that start with the letter G, including the Golden Masked Owl & Golden Lion Tamarin
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